Fedor Emelianenko vs. Randy Couture In Bellator?

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One of MMA’s long desired, fantasy match-ups could still be a possibility.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Randy Couture is arguably the biggest super-fight which never came to fruition in mixed martial arts history. But, the mega-fight could still happen.

It’s been over two years since the former heavyweight champions last competed after retiring from MMA. Regardless, Bellator CEO Scott Coker has recently expressed interest in setting up the bout.

The UFC tried to set up the match in 2007 but couldn’t work out a deal with M-1 Global. Emelianenko went on to sign a deal with Coker under Strikeforce and subsequently retired from the sport.

Following Bellator 123 on Friday night, (September 5, 2014) Coker said he would love to see the former UFC and Pride heavyweight champions go at it:

“You know, that’s a fight I personally would love to see, but I just don’t know if it’s going to happen,” Coker said.

The CEO believes the fight is still possible. However, he thinks it will be difficult to set up. Couture does now have a good relationship with Bellator following his departure with the UFC but he has a lot of other commitments also.

“Randy? He’s dancing with the stars now,” Coker said. “I mean, he’s not going to want to go fight Fedor now that he’s hanging out with some good-lookin’ girls dancing every night. “But we’ll see him next. We’ll talk to him and see what he has to say.”

Coker may have his doubts about the former UFC champion but that apparently hasn’t stopped from reaching out to Emelianenko’s management.

All I can say is that we’re in dialogue with M-1, but that’s all I have to say at this time about that.”

Lets just hope Coker can work some magic and get the two greats inside the cage.

  • griffin

    if i hear UFC and Fedor i skip it no need to read. Coker,couture and FEdor then holy shit this might happen. Coker is willing to co promote, randy always wanted the fight and almost left the ufc to do it. it comes down to fedor. IF it happens would be bigger than anything UFC ever did would bring them to SF level.

  • Kevin

    If I wanted to watch a couple of Geriatrics fight I would go down to the local senior citizen complex.

    Fedor>Randy, he’s too old

  • ksooner76

    they deserve to fight each other but does it matter no not at all

  • murderous1

    Interesting but too late