Wanna hear something crazy? Brock Lesnar could fight Fedor Emelianenko in 2015. Wanna hear something even crazier?
It could happen in Bellator.
Or Strikeforce 2.0, depending on how you look at it. It sounds like a punchline, considering both fighters are retired from mixed martial arts (MMA), but Bellator President Scott Coker has made contact with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to let him know that he should weigh his options before signing on any dotted lines.
That's according to MMA Fighting, where Coker also revealed that Viacom can afford any fighter on the market. Great news for talent looking for the highest bidder, but bad news for those combatants trying to seek damages via this antitrust lawsuit.
What does that have to do with Fedor Emelianenko, widely-considered the greatest heavyweight of the PRIDE era?
Coker plans on traveling to the annual Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye year-end event in Japan, where he expects to rub shoulders with "The Last Emperor" to "see if he has any interest" in returning, according to Sherdog.com. Emelianenko competed for Coker under the Strikeforce banner just a few years back.
And Brock vs. Fedor was the one fight UFC President Dana White wanted -- but couldn't get -- despite being "right there." Now Coker has a chance to finish what White started while simultaneously scoring one helluva feather in his cap. And hey, neither fighter has to wear Reebok!
And let's be honest, crazier things have happened.