Now that Fedor Emelianenko finally has another win under his belt, M-1 Global is once again offering Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) the opportunity to match him against one of its top heavyweights.
But, just like before, Vadim "The Dream" Finkelchtein is only offering a co-promotion with the UFC, not exclusive rights to "The Last Emperor."
Finkelchtein is proposing a fight between Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, to be held (where else?) in Mother Russia.
From his interview with Championat.ru (via LowKick.com):
We are determined to move forward, and would like to offer the UFC a fight between Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko. M-1 Global would take a full responsibility of organizing the fight sometime during 2012 in Moscow, Russia. I can guarantee Dana White great revenue from this fight, and a record-breaking attendance. M-1 Global is ready for dialogue, and would be happy to consider an option of organizing such tournament with combined efforts. I will make an offer to "my best friend" pretty soon, so we’ll see what he has to say.
A lot of fans want to see this fight, but it’s all up to the UFC. Velasquez is coming off a loss, and is no longer the UFC Heavyweight Champion, so instead of climbing the ladder again, he could just fight one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA. Last Sunday’s event proved how big is the interest for Mixed Martial Arts in Russia. So if we can put this fight together, we’ll need something bigger than Olympic Sports Arena.
As for now, our main goal is to finalize the remaining details of Fedor’s next fight in Japan, but the idea of Fedor vs. Velasquez is still something we’ll be working on simultaneously.
UFC President Dana White made it very clear where he stands on such an offer via his official Twitter account: "Hell No!"
After amassing one of the most impressive career resumes in the history of organized fighting, Emelianenko went on a three-fight skid, losing to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva and the previously mentioned Henderson.
That was all the ammunition White apparently needed to give him the big boot and send him back to Mother Russia. And it looks like a win over Monson won't be bringing him back.