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Old 11-19-2008, 07:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I knew what you were talking about, I just felt like being an ass ...I don't think Fedor's going to stop sambo anytime soon but who knows, I'd love it if he came to the UFC.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Lesner wouldnt stand a chance now or in 5 years hes a joke like kimbo slice fighting smaller and older people to make money. i cant believe the ufc gave him a title shot after going 1-1 in the ufc. they lack so bad in the hw division its sad. i cant wait till someone with skill and not a senior fight lesner. end this fake hype its like kimbo slice all over again.

I wonder how long before this clown is in the red?
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar

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Can anyone see this happening?

M-1's Official Statement on Brock Lesnar's victory

M-1 would like to congratulate Brock Lesnar on his UFC heavyweight title victory as well as acknowledge Randy Couture's return to active competition after a layoff that lasted over a year.

Couture and WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko had publicly acknowledged a desire to fight each other multiple times over the course of the past year. While M-1 and Fedor remain interested in a match against Couture, we would also like to publicly state for the record that we would welcome a superfight between Fedor and Lesnar that would be held as a co-promoted event between the UFC, M-1, and Affliction Entertainment.

We've invited the media to speak with us today to not only make it clear we would welcome a Fedor vs. Lesnar matchup but to act in a preemptive fashion to address the possibility that UFC officials will try and position Lesnar as the No. 1 heavyweight in the world, much like they have tried to use a marketing ploy to brand Anderson Silfva as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

In the past, UFC president Dana White and Zuffa, LLC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta have tried to claim that Fedor was "overrated" and that his "record was irrelevant." They make these claims in spite of the fact that Fedor holds career victories over UFC champions past and present. While we have tremendous respect for the contributions Mr. Fertitta and Dana have made to this sport, we do not believe they are sincere in their statements.

It is the position of M-1 that the UFC has adopted an anti-Fedor policy because multiple attempts to sign him have not been fruitful. For a company that has tried to market itself as the number one promotion in the world, they are unable to accept the fact that the number one fighter in the world does not reside on its roster of contracted fighters.

We believe that the UFC has determined that it's much more inexpensive for them to use their marketing resources to use smoke and mirrors to brand a fighter as the pound-for-pound best as opposed to actually paying the pound-for-pound best what he is truly worth on the open market.

While Brock Lesnar is an accomplished athlete and a talented fighter, we do not consider him to be the number one heavyweight in the world. Until someone beats him, we strongly believe that Fedor should continue to be recognized as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. In a match between Fedor and Lesnar, we do not feel that at this stage Lesnar would be able to make it out of the first round.

For those who feel our statements in regards to Fedor are self-serving, we'd like to refer you to a video interview on the website RawVegas.tv in which at his UFC 91 after-party Couture himself acknowledges that "Fedor would probably tear Brock up at this point."

Jerry Millen, M-1 Vice President
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Joint promotion between M1 and the UFC?
Did you follow the news today with UFC/AKA? Never going to happen.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:11 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Did you follow the news today with UFC/AKA? Never going to happen.
yeah it will never happen, but hopefuly it does, it will be a mega buck fight, but brock is just starting to pick up his phase in the MMA and Dana wouldn't let his HW gem get crushed by Fedor, but i want to see this fight.
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As much as all of us would love to see this fight, it is obvious that Dana will never co-promote an event with anybody, not Affliction, not M-1, nobody. WAMMA knows this as well. This is just a ploy that WAMMA and Fedor are using to make Dana look like even more of an ass (see story on Jon Fitch) and also a way to say "Dana, the ball is in your court." Would definately be a superfight, as Fedor is arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, and Brock's fan base is insane, but once again, will never, ever happen. Both parties stand to make an extravagant amount of money in a co-promoted event, but I believe that greed might play a bigger role in this than actual MMA talent does.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:09 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Yeh, seems a ploy to me aswell. If Brock was the HW Champ and he lost to a guy from another promotion then thats surely going to belittle the UFC and lose credibility.

UFC should just sit tight and hope that Fedor has a change of heart. If not, then keep doing what they are doing. They got nothing to lose.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:34 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Yeh, seems a ploy to me aswell. If Brock was the HW Champ and he lost to a guy from another promotion then thats surely going to belittle the UFC and lose credibility.

UFC should just sit tight and hope that Fedor has a change of heart. If not, then keep doing what they are doing. They got nothing to lose.
yeah fedor should sign to UFC, atleast 4 fights to shut his critics.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:18 AM   #29 (permalink)
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yeah fedor should sign to UFC, atleast 4 fights to shut his critics.
To be fair to him he's fighting in an organisation with a few good heavyweights. Fighting Sylvia followed by Arlovski is hardly shirking from anything.

I imagine he'd also happily fight in a co-promoted event, but the UFC would never have that. I think this statement was made partly to bait Dana White because of all the shit talking he does.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:36 AM   #30 (permalink)
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i never post on these forms really just read alot, about a year and a half ago i made a post saying broc lesnar with the right training would become UFC champ. i got flamed.... well now hes champ. Getting back to fedor, at this point right now i think broc needs 2 more fights before taking on fedor. he needs some better sub"s and sub defence. Other thank that i think broc is way stronger, hits harder and could easly controle fedor in clince and on ground. it would be a great fight and i hope to see it in the next year or 2.
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