Reports by BloodyElbow.com and UK-based tabloid newspaper The Sun surfaced last weekend indicated that UFC officials were looking to promote a main event between Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture for UFC 99 to be held in Germany on June 13.
However, during this week’s edition of “MMA Live,” Franklin McNeil of ESPN.com and the Newark Star-Ledger reported that bout agreements for a potential fourth fight have not been presented to either fighter. McNeil indicated that while the potential matchup has been discussed, neither Liddell or Couture are particularly interested in fighting one another again.
With the UFC looking to make a splash for its German debut, McNeil indicated that it’s possible that both Couture and Liddell will be featured on the card in separate bouts.
Liddell has not fought since suffering a second round knockout loss against Rashad Evans in September at UFC 88. The defeat marked Liddell’s third loss in his last four fights. There have been some rumors that his next bout could be a superfight vs. current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva but published reports indicate that serious talks in regard to making the match have not taken place.
Couture returned to active fighting after a year and a half layoff on Nov. 15 at UFC 91. Facing former NCAA heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Couture lost the heavyweight title following a second round TKO.