MMA Fedor to fight reality show winner :ugh:

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  1. SCirone

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    M-1 Global Teases New Reality Series; Winners Gets Fight with Fedor Emelianenko

    Posted by MMA Junkie on February 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm ET
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    The recently restructured M-1 Global organization is teasing a new weekly TV reality series called “Fighting Fedor,” in which 16 heavyweight prospects will take part in a tournament-style competition. The winner gets a fight with the organization’s biggest (and right now, only) star: famed Russian Fedor Emelianenko.

    The video was posted on www.mix1fight.com, a news site run by Emelianenko’s management in partnership with M-1 Global.
    No debut date or broadcast partner for the series is revealed on the site, though, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) was unable to immediately confirm details of the show with M-1 Global.

    However, according to details released in the video, the show will use a familiar format.

    “M-1 Global is embarking on a journey across four continents to find MMA’s best young heavyweight contenders,” the video’s narrator states. “Sixteen fighters will travel to St. Petersburg, Russia’s Red Devils Sports Club (where Emelianenko trains), where they will open their doors to American television cameras for the first time. From there, the fighters will spend the next several weeks living together, training together and fighting each other in a full-contact mixed-martial-arts tournament — the likes of which have never been seen on American television.“

    (Viewers of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the UFC’s hit reality series that airs on Spike TV, may disagree.)

    M-1 Global was recently purchased from Emelianenko’s manager and restructured by a group of American investors. The company’s first order of business was signing Emelianenko to a long-term deal back in October, and the organization has been on the hunt for heavyweight talent to fight the famed Russian ever since. M-1 Global will likely hold its first event in Chicago on May 3.

    The 31-year-old Emelianenko, who held the PRIDE Fighting Championships’ heavyweight belt for more than four years before the organization’s eventual
    demise this past summer, owns a career mark of 27-1. Although he’s defeated some of the most notable fighters in the sport — including current UFC fighters Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Heath Herring — he’s fought few (if any) top-tier guys in recent years.

    Emelianenko recently turned down an offer to fight exclusively for the UFC, saying the contract was too restrictive.
    (Touch of gloves: MMAjunkie.com reader “DeezAlmonds”)
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    read this on junkie, sounds like another bodog fights production.
     
  4. Maestro Nobones

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    well randy

    there you go

    :hsugh:
     
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    Matt Serra should bulk up.
     
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    sweet so Fedor will fight another not top 10. Cool.
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    brilliant!
     
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    what top ten are available for him to fight right now?
     
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  11. Sylva

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    Ahhh...Glad to see Fedor's always fighting other high caliber opponents.
     
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  13. roose

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    I still maintain the only guy the UFC has to offer as a credible, worthy opponent to Fedor is Tim Sylvia.

    Couture has been hyped more than Fedor ever has. Fedor has already beaten Nog, Herring, and Crocop. Kongo and Gonzaga are only considered top ten because of their wins over Crocop.

    Fedor will be fighting Monson, Barnett or Arlovski in M-1 and will probably fight 2/3 this year.
     
  14. ITR06

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    but couture beat timmah :noes:
     
  15. roose

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    It was a decision win over an injured timmah. Fedor would armbar randy if he used that gameplan.
     
  16. Optamix

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    :squint: I'm not so sure about that.

    I think a focused Cro Cop takes the fight with Fedor this time.
     
  17. roose

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    A focused Cro Cop would be a tough task no doubt. I could see AA beating Fedor as well, most likely due to cut.
     
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    In for barnett, couture, arlovski, monson being on this show.
     
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    I think OWGP CroCop would take it.
     
  20. damiand

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    I dont think anyone ever had a doubt about that. I still also think Barnett takes Fedor.
     
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    I think he puts on a good show I just cant see how he finishes Fedor?
     
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    Too bad that guy's dead.

    RIP OWGP CroCop.
     
  23. RMarks

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    That's how you keep your number 1 ranking in the world.

    Fedor vs Brad Imes.
     
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    Barnett would be the best pick for Fedor right now, imo. I think that Couture would be the biggest draw, and would be a great fight for Fedor, but since it ain't happenin anytime soon, Barnett is the best pick.
     
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    Has Brad Imes been mentioned yet? Because we don't know much about Fedor's gogoplata defense.
     

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