M-1/Affliction Still Open to an Emelianenko/Couture Showdown

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
November 21st, 2008

Following Brock Lesnar’s win over Randy Couture at UFC 91, M-1 Global issued a statement which they labeled as a “preemptive strike,” to both Dana White and the UFC. The statement sounds more like a ploy to garner media attention as well as keep Fedor in the forefront of the Heavyweight division.

“In a match between Fedor and Lesnar, we do not feel that at this stage Lesnar would be able to make it out of the 1stRound,” The statement reads.

It must be noted that the statement was on behalf of Jerry Millen, M-1’s vice president and known nemesis of Dana White from his Pride days.

For those wondering about a Fedor vs. Couture fight, it seems as though Emelianenko is still interested but that Lesnar has also put himself into the mix. Here’s what that portion of the statement says:

“While M-1 and Fedor remain interested in a match against Couture, we would also like to publicly state for the record that we would welcome a superfight between Fedor and Lesnar that would be held as a co-promoted event between the UFC, M-1, and Affliction Entertainment.”

Couture spoke at his post-fight party and had this to say about Lesnar’s chances against the WAMMA Heavyweight champion, “Fedor would probably tear Brock up at this point.”

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