UFC Turns Down M-1 Offer For Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Randy Couture

randy couture vs. emelianenko

randy couture vs. emelianenko

Randy Couture told Cron.com, that he had arranged an offer for a UFC and M-1 Global co-promoted fight between him and Fedor Emelianenko.

“We got an official offer from M-1 to the UFC to do a co-promotion for the Couture-Emelianenko fight, and they (UFC) rejected that offer. Really, the only thing standing in the way for that fight right now is Dana and the UFC. Obviously, M-1 is happy to do a co-promotion like that. It only serves to help them. I think the UFC is looking at it the other way, and it’s like why do we want to help out another organization? The fans want to see that fight. At some point, you have to put that first.”

Not a big surprise, if the UFC took the bait, they would have to admit that other MMA organizations do indeed exist.

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  1. derek

    January 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    During the photoshoot, I believe that's the first time I ever saw Fedor smile.

  2. Dj Ez - Q

    January 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I think we are all paranoid to some extent, I maybe a little since im coming off of that prozac shit ive been on for years, anyways as long as i know what the hell im talking about i guess thats all that matters, So who do you like in that fight between Fedor and Couture, Ill give the upper hand to fedor if he can keep it on the feet, but if Couture takes him down then theres problems.

  3. Mark

    January 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I think Fedor is going to try and take it to the ground. That is what he tries to do in all his fights. I think they both want to take it to the ground to be honest. Its just who is going to end up in the best situation. I think Randy has the better wrestling and take downs so that might favor Randy. Randy also always has a pretty good game plan when coming into a fight. Fedor I'm not so sure about his game plans. They all seem to be the same. Striking to get it to the ground and then passing and ground and pound or submissions(thinking about it, thats almost exactly what Randy does). It will be good. I just don't see it standing up for that long. They both are going to try and use the striking to lead to their take downs. In the end i give it to Randy. The last two fights he has had really impressed me with his technique and game plans. And i think that is going to be the deciding point.

  4. Mark

    January 31, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Just to say that Fedor's transition between his striking and his ground game is just freakish. That will most deffenitly be better then Randy's transition game. So when it hits the mat look for Fedor's scramble to get back on top or to get into a better position right away. Fedor also has some sick triangle off his back along with arm bars. If it does go to the ground Randy has to watch out or he will get caught big time. But i still have to go with "Captain America" Randy by split decision.

  5. DJ EZ - Q

    January 31, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Ill have to agree with you on this one Mark, you have it almost exactly how I would have it, Couture is an expert when dealing with bigger guys also, and having no problem with ground and pound although I havent seen to many submissions by him, Im giving the edge to Randy he always seems to come thru if anything if does win he should retire he would have no more to prove, But Fedor damn that guy is tuff as hell as you have seen he can take punishment, and it seems like when he gets hit it pissess him off and he starts throwing bombs, like on the Randlemen slam or when Fujita caught him it only made him better, If Fedor gets lucky by submission if not Randy all the way by stoppage submission or decision

  6. Heaton

    March 17, 2008 at 7:02 am

    randy wants to fight russian guy so bad

    fedor own him dude

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