Steve Cofield interviewed Dana White today, and there are a few choice nuggets regarding Chuck Liddell, Vitor Belfort, and more.
Earlier this month, Inside Fights exclusively reported that Chuck Liddell would be returning to face off against Rich Franklin at UFC 103 in September. When asked about our report, White laughed and said “we’ll see what happens.”
Regarding Chuck Liddell’s future:
I can’t retire him, but he gave me his word that he was going to retire so … To be honest with you, he and I have talked, and he has said, yes, he will retire … So we’ll see what happens. He and I are getting together next week … We’re going to get together and talk about a lot of things. He’s coming into town, and we’ve got a lot to talk about.
White has also backed off the Vitor Belfort talk in a big way, likely due to a cease and desist order from Affliction. White had the tone of a man who wanted desperately to talk about Belfort, but knew he couldn’t because of some extremely sticky legal issues.