As for Barnett I don't think it's likely. This isn't and M-1 events. They said it's too early for them to throw and event. They're just cooperating with the EX PRIDE staff. I think if Fedor and Barnett it would be HUGE.
Both fighters know how serious it is and would probably want to prepare a loooooooong time for it. It'd also porbably be promoted by M-1.
I think if we do see it, we'll see it mid 08 maybe...
It looks like Aurona will be the fight. Arona is a more legit fight and would work more to prove Fedor isn't over-rated or whatever. However I think HMC would be pretty interesting and would be good cuz japanese love that shit. I think Fedor HMC wouldn't last half a round. Round 1 tKO imo.
I think Aurona/Fedor could go to a decision, Fedor by domination.
Originally Posted by brownpimp88
I am happy and confused by this. I thought the majority of these fighters were working out "contract disputes" with ZUFFA, and aren't allowed to fight? Also, aren't Aleks and Arona fighting in HCF? Isn't Melendez back with Strikeforce now?
I smell some crapola. The same crapola I usually whiffed when Pride would announce cards.
Hmm, maybe Gilbert is, but the rest of them are too you sure?
Arona is def not in the HCF. I'm not sure how many fights Aleks has with them. Hansen fought in Shooto...
Anyways, let's see what happens. A lot of the fighters were standing there in person. Looks very legit. The conference was outside SSE and the old pride staff were there.