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Hello, Mr. Atencio? I have Jeff Monson on line two...

"I’m the guy to beat Fedor. He’s a great fighter. It’s a perfect match-up. He’s the guy I’m destined to fight. I want to be the guy to beat him. I’d definitely love to be carried off afterward…after I submit him. My goal is to be the best in the world, even if it’s for one fight."

-- Cocky and stocky submission specialist Jeff Monson tells Five Ounces of Pain that he's available for work on August 1 should the promotion happen to need a last-minute replacement for Josh Barnett against Fedor Emelianenko. "The Snowman" is notorious for fighting at will and wouldn't mind a little Soviet-flavored tune-up before his titanic tilt with Pedro Rizzo at Biletti Combat on September 12. Does the self-described anarchist have the grappling goods to topple the Russian Rancor? More importantly, would anyone pay to see it?

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