Vadim Finkelstein: We will offer the UFC a fight between Velasquez and FedorPosted on November 22, 2011, 04:04 PM by Anton Gurevich
Russian sports portal Championat.ru posted an interview with M-1 Global boss Vadim Finkelstein, who revealed about his promotion's plans for the next year. According to Finkelstein, M-1 Global will offer the Ultimate Fighting Championship a superfight between its newly-revived ace Fedor Emelianenko and the former Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. M-1 will be working for the fight to take place in Moscow, Russia, taking a full responsibility of organizing duties:
"We are determined to move forward, and would like to offer the UFC a fight between Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko. M-1 Global would take a full responsibility of organizing the fight sometime during 2012 in Moscow, Russia. I can guarantee Dana White great revenue from this fight, and a record-breaking attendance. M-1 Global is ready for dialogue, and would be happy to consider an option of organizing such tournament with combined efforts. I will make an offer to "my best friend" pretty soon, so we'll see what he has to say."
Finkelstein continued, claiming that Velasquez has a highest interest to fight someone like Emelianenko, as part of his quest to win back the UFC Heavyweight title:
"A lot of fans want to see this fight, but it's all up to the UFC. Velasquez is coming off a loss, and is no longer the UFC Heavyweight Champion, so instead of climbing the ladder again, he could just fight one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA. Last Sunday's event proved how big is the interest for Mixed Martial Arts in Russia. So if we can put this fight together, we'll need something bigger than Olympic Sports Arena.
As for now, our main goal is to finalize the remaining details of Fedor's next fight in Japan, but the idea of Fedor vs. Velasquez is still something we'll be working on simultaneously."
Unanimous Decision victory over Jeff Monson cut Fedor Emelianenko's three-fight losing streak that started with a shocking defeat in just 69 seconds to Fabricio Werdum via armbar-triangle choke, mauling by the "Bigfoot" Antonio Silva, and the TKO from the titanium hands of Dan Henderson. Emelianenko, could get another psychological boost with a victory over Satoshi Ishii in Japan, who is undoubtedly a heavy underdog against "The Last Emperor". The bout is expected to headline DREAM’s traditionally stacked New Year card at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on December 31st.
So what do you think, LowKick’ers, could Emelianenko vs. Velasquez be a blockbuster bout with a record-breaking potential? Do you think Cain Velasquez has nothing to gain and everything to lose in a potential fight with Fedor? Use your keyboard.