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Rumor of the Day: Antonio Silva vs. Aleksander Emelianenko @ Sengoku?

(Eric Pele gets ready to hand Antonio Silva his only career loss at a Bodog Fight event in December 2006. Four months later, Pele got his ass kicked by Aleks Emelianenko. You do the MMA-math.)

Though they don’t offer much in the way of sources or details, Fighters Only Magazine just published this juicy rumor:

Earlier today, it emerged that [Antonio] Silva — who has a three-fight non-exlcusive deal with Sengoku — might be facing Aleksander Emelianenko in his next bout. Coincidentially, Emelianenko has also experienced difficulty with CSAC after being removed at short notice from Affliction’s debut MMA show in July last year.

In my opinion, both Silva and A. Emelianenko sit just outside the heavyweight top ten, so a match between them would be both exciting and meaningful. It’s been too long since either man has faced high-level competition, and the fight makes logical sense: the guy who’s exiled from the U.S. because of a steroid suspension facing the guy who’s exiled from the U.S. because of NOT HEPATITIS. (Though let’s be honest, if Aleks’s last-minute dropout from "Banned" was simply a case of late paperwork, don’t you think he’d get his shit together in time to be on the"Day of Reckoning" card?) Make it happen, Sengoku equivalent of Dana White.

Also mentioned in the Fighters Only article was Bigfoot’s recent rant on the Brazilian MMA TV show Brasil Combate regarding the marquee heavyweight in his old fight organization, EliteXC:

"The EliteXC matchmaker told us that Kimbo Slice wouldn’t last more than thirty or forty seconds with me…Kimbo has all my respect but he didn’t deserve all attention of the organisation. I bet the rest of my career that any Brazilian lightweight fighter can beat him easily"

Ouch. I mean, he’s basically saying that Jorge freakin’ Gurgel could beat Kimbo. No word on when/where Mr. Ferguson’s next fight might be, but hey, the dude’s got enough on his plate right now.

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just some dong- January 13, 2009 at 11:54 pm
fedor's bro has actually beaten someone before? who?
Goog- January 13, 2009 at 9:50 pm
Throw in all the other suspended misfit toys and let them have an over-the-top-of-the-cage Battle Royal.
walrus- January 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm
I actually think Aleks in a top ten heavyweight. Obviously, as we speak, he does not have the credentials to show it -- but shit will come around.

Silva's fucked. TKO round 2 (if not before)
Goog- January 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm
Very true. But the expression is "thumb". Good catch, though.
BuckWild- January 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm
search the fight on youtube

Listen to the one announcer who says Pele has "Breeder natural Strength" . He also makes other colorful comments during the fight that wouldn't make it onto lets say... spike tv...

I think Silva should have won that fight. He was pounding Pele longer than he got pounded and the ref didn't stop it. Also He would have knocked him out earlier but Pele "fell" out of the ring and the ref stood them up.

So I think Alek vs Silva would be a great match that either could win.

dabix- January 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Antonio Silva vs Aleks Emelianenko are rumored to fight
for the next Sengoku event ?
Add its name will be "banned" and it's an obvious troll.
retort- January 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

who gives the shit about the thumb..get ur pinky outta A.Johnsons eye bulb. Aleks vs Bigfoot is sweet tho..
rokabee- January 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm
Hexed- January 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm
"I have my thumb on the pulse" says Goog.

You shouldn't try to take a pulse with your thumb. You won't get an accurate count.
rokabee- January 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm
Actually, the rumor of the day is that Aleks Emelianenko was seen with Pamela Anderson, hence the Hepititis aquisation.
Goog- January 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Now that you bring it up, those sound like excellent fights. And never question me. I have my thumb on the pulse of the entire MMA community, both inside and outside the Cage Potato forums. I know everything.

Now... if you're even 1/10th the one-man-think-tank I suspect you are, you'll have a very cleverly worded retort about the actual whereabouts of my thumb. Let's have it, and make it a good one. The entire community waits on the edge of their seat.
CJ- January 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm
The Pele v. Silva fight was a premature stoppage and Silva was laying some leather until Pele caught him once.
Kimbo Slice who?- January 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm
borrrrrrrrrrrrooooooinnnnnnnngggg.... your boring!... quit boring everybody!
Boot Loving Shaggot- January 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm
Aleks would own both fatty Mc Tats man and Roid Mc Bone Head both at the same time, in the same right, with the same mouth piece.
iron helps us play- January 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm
actually, it's not that far-fetched to think Kimbo would lose to Jorge. Kimbo wouldn't have to worry about being taken to the ground.
Tyler - January 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm
So"Goog" thinks if he doesn't give a shit then obviously no one else does. Wrong!
This is a potentially great match up. If it happens.
"Goog" is probably one of the people in the MMA community who thinks the Matt Arroyo vs. Dan Cramer fight is a great match up, and that you can't possibly get enough Mac Danzig fights on TV.
Goog- January 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm
New Rumor of the Day: Anyone cares.
Jugger- January 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm
Even if Aleks came in to this fight out of shape (very likely), suffering from an STD (probable), and sloppy-drunk on cough syrup and black-strap molasses... he'd still be four times as fast as Big Foot.
Dynamite!!- January 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm
i don't think bigfoot would be able to beat the grim reaper.