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matthughesfan21
02-16-2009, 08:37 PM
http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/02/16/report-fedor-to-meet-with-ufc-in-june-to-discuss-matchup-with-brock-lesnar/

Report: Fedor to meet with UFC in June to discuss matchup with Brock Lesnar

February 16, 2009 by Sam Caplan

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In a new interview with Adam Baker of DreamFighters.com, WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko reportedly stated that a meeting with UFC President Dana White is on the horizon.

“… Me and my management hope to get a chance to talk to Dana White in person in June to discuss a possible fight between me and Brock,” Emelianenko is quoted by DreamFighters.com.

Emelianenko competed last month during Affliction and M-1’s “Day of Reckoning” event in Anaheim, Calif. Headlining against Andrei Arlovski, Fedor recorded a first round knockout against the former UFC heavyweight champion.

Despite the quote attributed to Emelianenko, he still has one fight remaining on his current contract with Affliction. In order for Emelianenko to fight Lesnar before his contract expires, Affliction would have to consent and would likely asked to be involved as a co-promoter.

Even if Emelianenko becomes a free agent, M-1 Global still holds his promotional rights and the UFC would have to meet their demands in order to sign a match between Fedor and Lesnar. Since M-1 holds his promotional rights, they would likely desire a co-promotional arrangement as well. The UFC has typically shunned such arrangements in the past.

While attempts to bring Fedor to the UFC have not been fruitful in the past, there is always the possibility of a compromise. Despite having been publicly critical of Fedor in the past, White has expressed a more favorable opinion of the former PRIDE heavyweight champion in recent interviews.

“You can just tell when you see this guy — I will tell you, he’s a bad mother[expletive]. You can just tell by looking at him,” White said two weeks ago in an interview on “The Bubba the Love Sponge Show” on Sirius Satellite Radio.

“He’s been considered one of the best in the world for a long time,” White later added. “I’d put him in there against whoever’s the top guy at that time. I’d put him in against whoever the top guy is… There’s a lot of possibilities for Fedor.”

lc87
02-16-2009, 08:40 PM
I beat ya to it but your thread is better. Stupid internet on my phone sucks but its all I have.

rockdawg21
02-16-2009, 08:50 PM
Well, sounds like things are favorable. Dana's actually complimenting Fedor's skills now, lol

Spiritwalker
02-16-2009, 08:52 PM
Forget Brock.. I want to see the Randy/Fedor fight..

Krupp
02-16-2009, 09:17 PM
I don't. If Randy can't handle Brock, he won't handle Fedor any better...in fact, he'll look much worse. At least we'll get to see how durable Brock's chin is this way....

War Fedor.

CAVEMAN
02-16-2009, 09:34 PM
I won't hold my breath on this! Plus, Brock should not be lookng past Mir right now!

rockdawg21
02-16-2009, 09:40 PM
I won't hold my breath on this! Plus, Brock should not be lookng past Mir right now!
Yeah, my opinion is the only guys who will give Brock any trouble are BJJ guys like Mir.

cheachea
02-16-2009, 09:45 PM
Maybe we will have Fedor in the UFC videogame !!!!!!!! Man this would be so awesome to have a co promotion fight.:w00t:

Llamafighter
02-16-2009, 09:51 PM
Maybe we will have Fedor in the UFC videogame !!!!!!!! Man this would be so awesome to have a co promotion fight.:w00t:

You can bet I'm going to build Fedor in career mode! Right after I build Keith Hackney that is:)

Josh
02-16-2009, 10:01 PM
I almost wonder if Dana was biding his time waiting for a HW champ that could possibly beat Fedor. If Fedor will only sign a one fight contract it makes the UFC look bad if he beats their champ then moves on. But (as Dana might see it) if they beat him they can just say Fedor was overrated. Wow that sounded like a conspiracy theory.

hizo64
02-16-2009, 10:06 PM
I almost wonder if Dana was biding his time waiting for a HW champ that could possibly beat Fedor. If Fedor will only sign a one fight contract it makes the UFC look bad if he beats their champ then moves on. But (as Dana might see it) if they beat him they can just say Fedor was overrated. Wow that sounded like a conspiracy theory.

Man that made me laugh!! I just got in trouble with my boss cause I laughed out loud and he caught me on the site!! LOL it was worth it!!

Hughes_GOAT
02-17-2009, 08:42 AM
Fedor wins by whatever

Llamafighter
02-17-2009, 02:29 PM
Yeah, my opinion is the only guys who will give Brock any trouble are BJJ guys like Mir.

Fedor's ground game is easily the equivalent if not better than Mir. He's got a lot of subs over bigger opponents. I think Fedor would win handedly

rockdawg21
02-17-2009, 02:44 PM
Fedor's ground game is easily the equivalent if not better than Mir. He's got a lot of subs over bigger opponents. I think Fedor would win handedly
Thank you. I was trying to get some clarification about Fedor's ability from his back. No matter who Brock faces, they'll end up on their back if that's where he wants it. I figured somewhere in his career, Fedor's been on his back so he must have good sub defense since he's only had 1 loss.

Crisco
02-17-2009, 02:52 PM
Thank you. I was trying to get some clarification about Fedor's ability from his back. No matter who Brock faces, they'll end up on their back if that's where he wants it. I figured somewhere in his career, Fedor's been on his back so he must have good sub defense since he's only had 1 loss.

Fedor does not lose.

Fedor is so bad ass 99% of the world doesn't even acknowledge his one loss as a loss.

rockdawg21
02-17-2009, 03:04 PM
What does being "so bad ass" have to do with the loss that's on his record? You can call a cow a chicken, but that doesn't make it a chicken. He lost due to a cut, that's still a loss.

It was an illegal elbow, but he moved away from the legal punch and into the elbow. Granted, it should have been a no contest, but the ruling was a loss.

Crisco
02-17-2009, 03:11 PM
What does being "so bad ass" have to do with the loss that's on his record? You can call a cow a chicken, but that doesn't make it a chicken. He lost due to a cut, that's still a loss.

It was an illegal elbow, but he moved away from the legal punch and into the elbow. Granted, it should have been a no contest, but the ruling was a loss.

I guess you missed the joke there.

Crisco
02-17-2009, 03:12 PM
On a side note fedor by TKO

Llamafighter
02-17-2009, 06:33 PM
On a side note fedor by TKO

Tapping
Knock
Out

Crisco
02-17-2009, 07:09 PM
Tapping
Knock
Out

huh? lol?

Llamafighter
02-17-2009, 07:16 PM
huh? lol?
He's going to win by sub and KO at the same time!:frantics:

VCURamFan
02-17-2009, 07:19 PM
He's going to win by sub and KO at the same time!:frantics:Kinda like how Anderson beat Lutter.

rockdawg21
02-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Kinda like how Anderson beat Lutter.
I don't think Fedor's legs are long enough to get Brock's in the same postion. Neck maybe, but no way he could get the neck and shoulder in the same position.

lc87
02-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Wasn't fedors loss only a loss because it was a tournament format and fedor couldn't continue so it was ruled a loss so the other fighter could continue in the tournament?

If that's the case why didn't they have an alternate step in instead and not give a loss when it was the wrong call?

Crisco
02-17-2009, 07:26 PM
Wasn't fedors loss only a loss because it was a tournament format and fedor couldn't continue so it was ruled a loss so the other fighter could continue in the tournament?

If that's the case why didn't they have an alternate step in instead and not give a loss when it was the wrong call?

No Fedor lost by doctor stoppage for a cut recieved from an elbow which was an illegal move but they still made it a loss not sure why probably because he recieved it while dodging a punch and was caught with the elbow.

Llamafighter
02-17-2009, 07:28 PM
Wasn't fedors loss only a loss because it was a tournament format and fedor couldn't continue so it was ruled a loss so the other fighter could continue in the tournament?

If that's the case why didn't they have an alternate step in instead and not give a loss when it was the wrong call?

it was jsut the RINGS rules at the time. if a fighter was cut and couldn't continue the fighter was iven a loss. I think the beating he gave the guy in Pride to avenge the loss should have erased it permanently off his record.

Crisco
02-17-2009, 07:29 PM
Wasn't fedors loss only a loss because it was a tournament format and fedor couldn't continue so it was ruled a loss so the other fighter could continue in the tournament?

If that's the case why didn't they have an alternate step in instead and not give a loss when it was the wrong call?

He later fought the same guy again and beat him handely

Llamafighter
02-17-2009, 07:32 PM
He later fought the same guy again and beat him handely

you don't say?! :Whistle:

I think the beating he gave the guy in Pride to avenge the loss should have erased it permanently off his record.

LOL

rockdawg21
02-17-2009, 07:33 PM
In case somebody wants to see Fedor's loss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFAOj0_OCnY

Crisco
02-17-2009, 08:28 PM
In case somebody wants to see Fedor's loss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFAOj0_OCnY

We don't call it a loss for Fedor we call it a momentary lapse in his winning streak

rearnakedchoke
02-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Kinda like how Anderson beat Lutter.

yeah, that was a triangle choke .. lutter just tried to save face by saying it was the elbows because he didn't want to say he got subbed by anderson ... remember his "he can train the rest of his life and never be as good as me at BJJ" ... lol ...

rockdawg21
02-17-2009, 09:00 PM
We don't call it a loss for Fedor we call it a momentary lapse in his winning streak
LOL! I hate PC but that was funny! :rotfl:

atomdanger
02-18-2009, 03:35 AM
I am done getting my hopes up for this fight.

Dana has no interest in signing for a 1 fight deal with Fedor,
it does him no good.

It is wayyyy too much of a risk putting somebody like Brock in with Fedor.

I just wish Fedor's people and Dana and company could come up with some sort of agreement and we could see Fedor in the UFC for 4 - 6 fights.

Hughes_GOAT
02-18-2009, 03:40 AM
Fedor lost in a tournament. if it were a regular match, no tournament, it would have been an NC. it's not like since he lost, opponents will learn anything on how to beat him. unless they plan on hitting him with an illegal shot that cuts him 17 seconds into the fight, LOL....and in a tournament.

lc87
02-18-2009, 03:42 AM
I hope it happens but I don't see it happening. Expecially if they have to co promote to make it happen I don't see the ufc wanting to share the money with other people.

billwilliams70
02-18-2009, 04:05 AM
I won't hold my breath on this! Plus, Brock should not be lookng past Mir right now!
Ditto.

Later.

F34R
02-18-2009, 11:57 AM
One, I doubt this fight would ever happen. Two, Fedor doesn't lose.

hizo64
02-18-2009, 03:59 PM
Its funny that they talk about Fedor as being a "stoic Russian", but I think he showed some anger when he rematched that poor guy. He could've submitted the guy but instead he took his time and just beat the hell outta him! He pumpkin-faced the poor guy.

Spiritwalker
02-18-2009, 04:58 PM
One, I doubt this fight would ever happen. Two, Fedor doesn't lose.


While I am not a Fedor nut hugger at all..

Fedor's biggest problem is he doesn't know HOW to lose...

Tyburn
02-18-2009, 10:37 PM
I'll believe it when I see it :mellow: