MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Fedor Sets Sights on ‘Superfight’ With Brock Lesnar


(Photo courtesy of ESPN.)

M-1 Vice President Jerry Millen released a lengthy statement to the media last night congratulating Randy Couture for his return to competition as well as Brock Lesnar for his UFC heavyweight championship win, while lambasting the UFC for marketing their fighters as the best in the world — when clearly it’s M-1′s own fighter, Fedor Emelianenko, who should hold that distinction. And there’s no secret who Fedor wants to take on next to prove it:

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 number one heavyweight in the world, much like they have tried to use a marketing ploy to brand Anderson Silva 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…

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.

Which is kind of an empty bluster in itself, considering this fight will never, ever happen. As interesting as Fedor vs. Brock would be, we all have to accept that the UFC and Fedor Emelianenko won’t be coming to terms; it’s gotten personal, and there are too many impossible demands on both sides. And it’s hard to tell who’s more to blame — the UFC for the ultra-exclusive one-sidedness of their contracts, or Fedor for his inflated price tag, insistence on competing in Sambo tournaments, and requirement that M-1 come on as a co-promoter.

In the UFC’s defense, they haven’t started calling Brock Lesnar the #1 heavyweight in the world yet, though that will certainly change if he defeats the winner of next month’s Nogueria/Mir match. And perish the thought, but let’s say Brock does manage to get past Big Nog next year (sorry, Frank). Would calling him the best heavyweight in the world be that ridiculous? If Fedor keeps fighting and beating top-ten opponents, then yes, probably. But Fedor can’t compete forever, and Brock’s career is just starting…

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Anonymous- January 26, 2009 at 2:58 am
Out of the comments ive read so far, its you that has said it best my friend.
Anonymous- January 25, 2009 at 12:01 am
No doubt! Fedor just took out Arlovski. He would take out Brock too. I like Randy Couture but that wouldn't be a contest either.

Dana White is just protecting his market share by not acknowledging Fedor for the class champion he is.

When the rubber meets the road, Dana White doesn't care about the integrity of the sport and he treats his fighters like a pimp treats his whores, as long as he can milk the profits off of them they're useful, when there no longer useful, he kicks them to the curb and forsakes them.

Well Fedor is a man and will never bow to a weasel like Dana White. So Dana White will keep talking smack about Fedor and hiking up his dress and running everytime he sees him.
Your Fucking Father- December 1, 2008 at 11:01 am
Most of you idiots are clueless about MMA in general. No one knows what would happen in this fight, but calling Brock Lesnar a joke because he wrestled in the WWE is downright retarded. Give the guy a break he was a Div 1 wrestler who weighs 280 pounds come fight time, no way would Fedor walk through him. Please watch some MMA other than the UFC and then come talk to me. Newbs. Fedor is beatable, cant fight cans your whole career, I have a feeling Andrei is going to expose Fedor for the loser he is.
Chad- November 21, 2008 at 2:28 am
I love Brock but he wouldn't make it out of the first round.
The Tyrant- November 20, 2008 at 11:45 am
Styles make fights people... Fedor vs Lesnar would be a good match up already... Brock would take him down right away, no doubt and with him his wrestling would control Fedor. Many people dont realize that Brock is already a purple belt in BJJ.. That with his wrestling would neutralize Fedors ground game. As for Striking Lesnar from what we see so far is a good striker with mega power. My god one of his knees lifted Couture of his fight which is just plain scary. Also we now now that Brock can take a punch so i think it would be a bomb ass fight... O yea people using the phrase "trolling" lol... I heard that term thrown around a on a previous site i use to post on mmalinker.com....Good site but a lot of idiots on it whos'e life revolves around Fedor. Good fighter but overrated... The site shoud be changed to Fedorlinker.com...lol
kimbo is crap- November 19, 2008 at 5:37 pm
this is weird. the funny thing about opinions is that they arent wrong. you can thing whatever you want. you cant say fedor is a pussy. he only lost due to a technicality. it would have been a NC due to the cut but because it was a tournament it had to be a loss.

brock lesnar isnt a pussy either. hes not crap. hes a fucking beast. hes just very new. give him time and he could very well go down in the ufc hall of fame cause hes so big and athletic.


talking shit about people that dont agree with your opinion doesnt make your opinion any more correct or legit.
Jeff- November 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm
Fedor would submit Lesnar in the first round, no question about it. That's how good Fedor is.

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

If you don't think Fedor is the best fighter in the world, you haven't watched enough of his fights.
whoa- November 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm
fedor and brock are the same ages??
gvd- November 19, 2008 at 4:36 am
"# Smackdaddiest1 Says:
November 19th, 2008 at 7:46 am

This coming from a guy whose most notable career win in recent memory came over that ape Tim Sylvia. Granted, he murdered Sylvia rather quickly, but don’t use that to call yourself the number 1 pound for pound guy in the world. I like Fedor as much as the next guy, but damn son, quit drinkin’ the kool aid."

..............god stfu.
fedor_get_raped_by_couture- November 19, 2008 at 3:21 am
Matt Herpes Says:

November 19th, 2008 at 7:29 am
Calling Anderson Silva the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world ain’t no mothafuckin’ “marketing ploy”, bro.

YES IT IS!! Hes not...if you have any brains, go look at his fight record..give 1 other fighter whos anything special than Hendo..and dont give me franklin..because he hasa never been a top fighter. Then go look at GSP, or BJ's records...ok dumb ass..sick of this guy getting all this credit for what??? beating Irvin, or leben???LOL

NO Lesnar Vs Fedor..come on!! We still want Fedor Vs Couture..thats the fight...
Anonymous- November 19, 2008 at 3:20 am
Matt Herpes Says:

November 19th, 2008 at 7:29 am
Calling Anderson Silva the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world ain’t no mothafuckin’ “marketing ploy”, bro.

YES IT IS!! Hes not...if you have any brains, go look at his fight record..give 1 other fighter whos anything special than Hendo..and dont give me franklin..because he hasa never been a top fighter. Then go look at GSP, or BJ's records...ok dumb ass..sick of this guy getting all this credit for what??? beating Irvin, or leben???LOL

NO Lesnar Vs Fedor..come on!! We still want Fedor Vs Couture..thats the fight...
Chris- November 19, 2008 at 3:00 am
There is no reason why Fedor shouldn't be ranked number 1, true he hasnt fought in quite some time n the only one that he has beat in the last while was Tim Sylvia but you cant just brush off that he did beat like every top name fighter in MMA while they were in their prime (Nog, Cro-Cop, Randleman,etc) with alot less rules. So imagine what Fedor can do with half the rules n half the things to worry about that he did in pride. N honestly who else is there nowadays thats even worth being a ranked heavyweight, at this point they are just racking they're brain to come up with a top 10. yeah there's like randy, josh n andrie but they aren't phenomenal they are just good, and they all are dying down n have had some pretty depressin performances. Fedor has not. But thats just an opinion
MMA Wannabe- November 19, 2008 at 12:42 am
"Those matches were more a testiment to the stamina and unrelenting will of Fitch and Minotaro.
smartest thing said this thread."

That's pretty funny since I had quite a typo there! Testiment? Like meant for your testes? Good Lord, I'm a terrible english major!

*Testament :(
B2thaRad- November 19, 2008 at 12:30 am
to shane-o. Are you really comparing hong man choi to Brock lesnar? Thats a fucking joke and anybody who would even say that is fucking stupid. Also the reason Nog couldnt fight Randy is because he was already signed to fight Mir after TUF finishes. Look Fedor is awesome and if he fought Brock RIGHT NOW I would give the edge to Fedor. It wouldnt be easy an easy win for him like some of you think but he would probably beat him. Brock gets a few more fights under his belt and I think its a different story. I know most of you hate Brock but some of these comments are just retarded. If you dont like him because he used to rassle or you dont like him because hes cocky then thats fine. Just give the man his due. He is getting better with every fight and he is going to be unlike anything any fighter in mma has ever faced when they get in the cage with him. Lesnars last fight was the biggest sign that he is stepping his game up. He respected Couture and he knew better than to explode on him like he did Mir and Herring. He had a gameplan and stuck to it and exploded when he needed to finish the fight. A focused Brock is scary as shit.
maxwell- November 18, 2008 at 11:07 pm
Those matches were more a testiment to the stamina and unrelenting will of Fitch and Minotaro.
smartest thing said this thread.
also any shit talking about m-1, because.... well, fuck m-1.
Skeet Skeet Vanilla Face- November 18, 2008 at 10:10 pm
4 MMA Organizations (UFC, Affliction, DREAM, and something else)

January through October, every second week a different fight night.

December, have cohosting Super-Belt championships for each weight class.

Rinse, Repeat.
MMA Wannabe- November 18, 2008 at 9:34 pm
"you guys seriously just need to go to any mma site, or even google, and search up a fedor compilation of wins."

Or as an alternative, you should look up a compilation of Fedor losses. Wait, one video? Ok, nvm.

As for people critiquing Fedor's decision wins not spelling out domination... did you WATCH those fights, or just look up his record?

GSP fought Fitch for 5 rounds. Oh, wait, that means it was a decision so GSP didn't dominate him. *end sarcasm*

GSP beat the tar out of Fitch, and Fedor was punishing Big Nog; neither of those ending in knockouts isn't a good point to make against Fedor and GSP. Those matches were more a testiment to the stamina and unrelenting will of Fitch and Minotaro.
MMA Wannabe- November 18, 2008 at 9:29 pm
Fedor is underrated... enough said.

Do you see why elaboration is needed to really make a point?

Enough said.
wtfpart2- November 18, 2008 at 9:29 pm
oh, and btw, while fedor knocked the shit out of a lot of opponents, his submission skills were just as, if not more impressive. See the randleman fight if you want one, of his few examples. If fedor was to fight lesner and somehow not knock him out, it would end in a submission. I am not a fedor nut hugger and do agree he has bitched out on some fights and he does want too much $$$. But he is amazing. Truth. Anderson Silva is pound for pound better tho IMO. That could be debatable though.
wtf- November 18, 2008 at 9:19 pm
you guys seriously just need to go to any mma site, or even google, and search up a fedor compilation of wins. This dude can fight. If half of you werent pimpled up 18 year olds you would know that. "wow dude look at brock, hes all jacked bro", "yah bro that guy could kill that russian guy, fador bro", "no shitz bro, that dudes a biiiznitch". Shut the hell up. Watch some mma before you can say anything. While Lesnar has proved himself to me, and I will not doubt his talent, he is not at the level of fedor. Coutre wouldn't of gotten out of the first round with fedor. He hits hard, harder then Lesner. That might not be the case for long, as lesner is getting better. But please, look up some of fedors fights. And they arent against nobodies. Randleman, Coleman, Big Nog, Cro-Cop. He ripped apart prides heavy division when UFC was nothing more then a place for hillbillies to drink beer and make out with their cousins. Fuckin noobs.
Anonymous- November 18, 2008 at 8:45 pm
Fedor is overrated.....enough said
Olie- November 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm
Dana has tried to bring Fedor to the UFC on more than 1 ocassion and then slags him off. Dana doesn't respect Fedor, so why should Fedor hand his ass to the UFC? Fedor wants it on his terms. He doesn't want to be controlled by the UFC. I respect him for this.

On a lighter note, I am really looking forward to Nog Vs Lesnar (Nog will smash Mir next month) for the UFC HW title, and I am also looking forward to Fedor vs Arlovski.

I just wish those in charge and pull the strings would climb off those high horses of theirs, leave their differences aside and have Fedor fight UFC's best heavyweight. Just so either Dana can gloat some more after the event or people will understand why Fedor is so talked about.
Shane-O- November 18, 2008 at 8:30 pm
hahaha how can u say fedor is not the best... have u watched his fights? he is the best there is.... im ot gonna suck the dude off or anything but damn... he is sick as shit and he would destroy randy.. i am an american. and i love american. and randy... and it would be the tighest thing to see an american man beat fedor but theres no way... and lesnar stands no chance in hell to beat fedor... and for those of u who think sheer size is enough to make lesnar win... lets not foget hong ma choi... he was a foot and a half taller than fedor and over 100 pounds heavier... brock is only a few inches taller and 50 pounds heavier... fedors game is untouchable especially by brock...and why the fuck did brock even get a title shot? nog had the interm belt.... randy should have fought nog to verify who had he belt then cock lesnar should have fought the loser of that fight.... possibly after fighting even more ppll like shane carwin or something. not an immediate shot... and if dana wants mad money... bringing fedor is the way to go.. and someting is weird about the whoe thing. dana is a douche sometimes but not a fucking retard... he knows deep down fedor is the best... i thnk theres somethin with money involved in why fedor isnt in the UFC
wow- November 18, 2008 at 8:25 pm
yeah karmaatemycat, fuck you dumb ass.
Anonymous- November 18, 2008 at 8:19 pm
Brock Lesnar is the best. I'd put money on him in a one night tournament against Bore-nette, Ar-slop-ski, and Emelienenk-who any day. It wouldn't surprise me if Brock fights 5-6 times next year, provided they can find 5-6 other heavyweights who aren't afraid to get in there with him. If Lidell moved up to heavyweight, he'd give him more problems with the striking, but Brock would still win.
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