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Fedor Emelianenko won the Russian Combat Sambo Championships this weekend. Again. All his fights in this tournament combined took less than a minute, including the one-sided finale above. I know the Russians get a big kick out of seeing Fedor dominate this stuff, but I don’t see how. Sure, he lost recently in the World Championships, on points, but still. It’s like watching Kobe Bryant play in a tournament at your local YMCA. Yeah, it might be cool to see him dunk on some dentist who played point guard in high school twenty years ago, but that novelty wears off quickly, especially if Kobe keeps showing up every year.
In other Fedor news, Josh Gross says the fight with Josh Barnett could go down in July. Kevin Iole is doing some public speculating about the UFC trying to lure Fedor to compete at UFC 100, which would also be in July. If you had to lay odds, a fight with Barnett in Affliction seems like the safer bet, assuming Affliction is still in the fight business by then.
After the jump, War Machine gives an uncomfortable interview to RawVegas.tv in which he lays out his plan to commit suicide at a date to be determined in the future and also describes thinking before he acts as “hard.” Indeed.