Liddell-Silva a no-go for UFC 76

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (pictured) will not fight Wanderlei Silva at...

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (pictured) will not fight Wanderlei Silva at UFC 76 in September, according to UFC president Dana White. (SLAM! Sports file/Mike Mastrandrea)

, Last Updated: 4:05 PM ET

After even more back and forth speculation, it seems the fight between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva will not be happening at UFC 76.
 
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White admitted that terms had been reached, but Silva has backed out of the fight, stating that he no longer wants to fight Liddell.
 
A showdown between the two has been the talk of MMA fans for years. The match was confirmed last year, with both fighters even staring each other down in the octagon at UFC 61, but talks between the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships fell through.
 
Other rumoured matches for UFC 76:
 
Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
Jon Fitch vs. Diego Sanchez
Jason Lambert vs. an unnamed opponent
 
Former middleweight champion Evan Tanner is also expected to make his return to the octagon.

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