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MMA Quick Quote: Is Fedor next fight against Randy Couture?

"I was very pleased with my performance [against Tim Sylvia]. Everything I wanted to do I was able to do.... Yeah I was hoping I would end the fight then (first time he took Sylvia to the mat). I was prepared to fight standing up, but I knew I had a better chance to end it on the ground.... You never know how short or long the fight will be, but I just wanted to end it as quickly as possible. I just wanted to show the fans my skills.... I was very pleasantly impressed by how many people came out and I hope to come back soon.... I would be very honored to fight Randy Couture."

-- WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko provides some post-fight comments after his 36-second destruction of former UFC champion Tim Sylvia at Affliction: "Banned" on July 19. The match up with Randy Couture has been beat to death ever since "The Natural" relinquished his UFC title last year to pursue a fight with the Russian Sambo specialist. That talk will likely now heat up again -- Couture was in the ring after the main event fight and the two fighters were interviewed on camera. Couture is prohibited from fighting in any other promotion until his legal situation with Zuffa is resolved. However, we should get some further clarification on that matter before the month is out.

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