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Old 01-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Report: Fedor Emelianenko To Fight Bobby Lashley In 2012

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Bobby Lashley may not have gotten a fair shake from the MMA community. He entered the fight game after a career in the WWE and was viewed by almost everyone as a 'poor man's Brock Lesnar'. It's how the WWE fans viewed him when he made his wrestling debut and it's how MMA viewed him as well. During his time in Strikeforce, he was criticized for taking easy fights, with most viewing him as an expensive can-crusher. He'd deflect this accusations by saying that he is new to the business and taking his time to develop. He'd then add that if people had a problem with how he's handling his career, he'd like to fight Fedor instead. Well, it looks like Bobby Lashley will get his wish.

After going 2-0 in 2011 on the regional circuit, Bobby Lashley is reportedly in talks to fight the 'Last Emperor'. Fighter's Only Magazine spoke with Lashley about this potential fight.

"I'm going to throw everything at him that I can. Of course, my wrestling's there, I don't give a damn what he's doing. I'd put my wrestling up there with almost anyone right now."

"I think that my wrestling would trump some of the things that he has. I know he's a great fighter, but if I fought him then of course I'm going to try and wrestle him down... If it was Dave [Bautista], I'm standing and banging with him. I've been doing a lot of boxing."

Lashley would obviously enter the fight as an underdog, though he may have more of a fighting chance than fans would give him credit for. His wrestling is solid for heavyweight and he has displayed some active ground and pound. The big question is: "has he developed in his year away from the public eye?"

For his sake, I hope so. Lashley is an incredibly likable fighter who has some name value. I just hope that M-1 isn't using him to try and still sell Fedor as the fighter he once was.
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/1/23...ashley-in-2012

This is a huge opportunity for Lashley, but most likely a good name win for Fedor.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Really? I hope they sign this fight. I'm a huge Bobby fan and he has absolutely nothing to lose from this fight (that's if he doesn't get KO'd in mere seconds). A victory would skyrocket his career.
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Really? I hope they sign this fight. I'm a huge Bobby fan and he has absolutely nothing to lose from this fight (that's if he doesn't get KO'd in mere seconds). A victory would skyrocket his career.
Can't agree more with you bro. I can't wait to see Bobby back on the big screen.
Great news
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is a huge opportunity for Lashley, but most likely a good name win for Fedor.
How is it a good name win for Fedor? Lashley sucks and is nothing more than a poor man's Brock Lesnar. The man had to do a post fight interview on a stool after fighting a Middleweight for crying out loud.
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How is it a good name win for Fedor? Lashley sucks and is nothing more than a poor man's Brock Lesnar. The man had to do a post fight interview on a stool after fighting a Middleweight for crying out loud.
Agreed
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Fedor is going to kill him. Lashley barely beat that middleweight he fought, so sad.
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If Bobby Lashley beats Fedor, do you think the UFC will sign him?
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If Bobby Lashley beats Fedor, do you think the UFC will sign him?
Can they? Lashley signed a multi-fight deal with Shark Fights and is their HW champ currenty.

I'm sure they would like him though, even as a prelims guy.
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Hmm I wanna say it'll be a good fight, but I just see fedor rolling bobby.
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How is it a good name win for Fedor?
It's probably a good (as it gets) "paycheck" name.

Maybe Emelianenko has learned his lesson and he starts low to climb up the ladder with a changed fighting style. The fights against Monson and Ishii where rather sparring matches where he could try out his new more tentative but also more tactical approach. We'll see how far he'll get with that.
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