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Randy Couture: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia to be 'an interesting fight'



"... we'll see what happens. I think it's going to be an interesting fight. Fedor just fought a pretty tall opponent in Hong Man Choi, so obviously he's been in that mode of dealing with a guy that size, but I think Tim is a little more seasoned fighter than Hong Man has proved to be. But Hong Man wasn't easy so it will be interesting to see how Emelianenko deals with him and a pretty good indicator for me, having just fought Tim this last year, as to where I stand and how things might go if I finally get the chance to fight Fedor."

Randy Couture -- who resigned as UFC heavyweight champion in late 2007 because of his desire to fight Fedor Emelianenko (and other reasons) -- comments for the first time on the potential showdown between the Russian and Tim Sylvia. There appears to be no sour grapes. Couture is mired in a legal quagmire while the UFC granted "The Maine-iac" a release from his contract to pursue other opportunities. It's important to note that the July fight between Emelianenko and Sylvia has not been signed, according to Vadim Finkelstein. Let the charades begin.

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