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Old 08-20-2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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President of UFC is in negotiations with russian fighter transitioning in octogon. He dreams about a fight between Filipovic and Emilianenko. The russian fighter would have to do a couple of promotional/warm-up fights

Dana White, the head person of UFC, has kidnapped from japanese PRIDE (guess the writer of the article does not know about UFC buying PRIDE) another "big fish". Under the wing of UFC came Wanderlei Silva, but his biggest wish is to bring world HW champion Fedor Emilianenko.

The negotiations with russian fighter are still ongoing (big news...), but the president of UFC has a grand plan in the making. The fight of all fights. A duel between Mirko Cro Cop and Emilianenko on NYE.

"I'd like to see that, as do all hard core fans. But the fans of UFC do not know about Fedor, which means i would have to present him to the audience and market him. You cant say "Fedor is here", open the doors and except for people to show up. It doesn't work that way" said White to reporter of Yahoo sports (guess that's their source).

The president of UFC has made it clearly that the russian bear, when and if he signs, will do a couple of warm-up fights so the american crowd can get to know him.

"I've had to promote Cro Cop too. Za something like that we need time. When you present him, then you can make BIG fights".
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Crocop vs Fedor on NYE (according to dana white)

we may find out this saturday if there's any truth to this.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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I'll believe it when i see it.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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Pretty pointless right now.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:27 PM   #5
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Why?

Cro has just lost and Fedor beat him convincingly.

Waste of time and nothing but a risk for Fedor. An unnecessary risk.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:17 AM   #6
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Let's see how CroCop fares after his last brutal loss. If he doesn't show his stuff in his next fight, it might be time to retire. If he wins big again, I for one would definitely be down for a Fedor-CroCop rematch, as would all hardcore MMA fans.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:35 AM   #7
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Why?

Cro has just lost and Fedor beat him convincingly.

Waste of time and nothing but a risk for Fedor. An unnecessary risk.
I can't see much point in it either. Surely there are other people around for Fedor to beat up?
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:12 PM   #8
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Seriously, CC's only chance is to catch Fedor. He's not going to convincingly beat him. CC's a striker and still got out struck by Fedor... I'd rather see Fedor-Couture.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:31 PM   #9
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I can't see much point in it either. Surely there are other people around for Fedor to beat up?
Yeah why beat the same guys over and over ? Id rather see Fedor fight Josh Barnett,Randy Couture or Gab Gonzaga **** Cro Cop when he avenges that so called fluke (you know the one where he got taken down,elbowed pretty good and brutally KOed with his own weapon)
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Cros chance is to strike him out but if you are going to take that risk why choose someone like Cro. For all his flaws if Cro does strike he can cause hurt, Fedor knows this. I see no upside to be honest.

Fedor v the loser of Couture-Gonzaga is more interesting.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:31 PM   #11
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Cros chance is to strike him out but if you are going to take that risk why choose someone like Cro. For all his flaws if Cro does strike he can cause hurt, Fedor knows this. I see no upside to be honest.

Fedor v the loser of Couture-Gonzaga is more interesting.
And furthermore, if Fedor does beat Cop now you have this supposed new hot commodity in UFC (Cop) with a 1-2 record in the octagon.
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:27 PM   #12
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And furthermore, if Fedor does beat Cop now you have this supposed new hot commodity in UFC (Cop) with a 1-2 record in the octagon.
Wouldn't be all bad from the UFC's perspective, you resign him to a much, much cheaper deal, and have 2 "new" guys making their name off of him.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:47 PM   #13
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i'll believe it when it's signed. i've learned from the recent iceman-wanderlei mess
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:18 AM   #14
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And furthermore, if Fedor does beat Cop now you have this supposed new hot commodity in UFC (Cop) with a 1-2 record in the octagon.
True.

Fedor would also look like the number 2 heavy. Couture is the champ and Gonzaga had just brutalised the man Fedor beat (Cro).

Thats not right, because everyone knows Fedor is the best heavyweight in the world on paper.

I'm sure the UFC are brighter than to make this fight. To be honest they'll plug it hard and I will watch because Cro is a good fighter but ultimately I don't think it fits in nicely to what should be happening in the game.

I'd prefer Fedor v Silva, Henderson, Jackson or Liddell. New opponents who add to his legacy in some way. Cro lost clearly, he needs to earn a rematch and he hasn't done that.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:21 AM   #15
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True.

Fedor would also look like the number 2 heavy. Couture is the champ and Gonzaga had just brutalised the man Fedor beat (Cro).

Thats not right, because everyone knows Fedor is the best heavyweight in the world on paper.

I'm sure the UFC are brighter than to make this fight. To be honest they'll plug it hard and I will watch because Cro is a good fighter but ultimately I don't think it fits in nicely to what should be happening in the game.

I'd prefer Fedor v Silva, Henderson, Jackson or Liddell. New opponents who add to his legacy in some way. Cro lost clearly, he needs to earn a rematch and he hasn't done that.
Wow u want Fedor to fight more Light Heavyweights why ? Why arent u calling for a Josh Barnett fight ?
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