Main into Bellator 261, the promotion made a fairly large announcement: they’d be making their first foray into Russia on October twenty third for a present headlined by none apart from Fedor Emelianenko.
Emelianenko is not the unbeatable powerhouse he was again within the early 2000s when he was preventing for PRIDE FC, however the dude nonetheless attracts a variety of eyeballs and curiosity. So now the massive query is who Fedor will battle within the fall. In accordance with Bellator president Scott Coker, there’s numerous choices.
“You realize, I am going to inform you there’s a lengthy laundry listing of people that have raised their palms to come back battle Fedor in Russia,” Coker mentioned throughout the Bellator 261 post-fight press convention. “I am certain you guys all know the names which have been thrown on the market. We’re gonna consider it and I will speak to Fedor [Saturday] morning to see what he is considering. ”
“I do know what he will say: ‘You guys choose it out.’ However I feel we must always let him go residence, give it some thought, speak to his coaches, as a result of his coach is not right here, he is in Holland. It’s going to in all probability take every week or two to determine this out however after that it is going to be sport on. “
For the reason that announcement was made, many fighters have been actively calling Bellator.
“There isn’t any scarcity of opponents,” Coker continued. “The managers of all of the free brokers are calling. Josh Barnett was texting me at present. I talked to Junior Dos Sanots’s supervisor a few days in the past. Alistair Overeem, the listing goes on and on and on. There’s loads GOATS that is likely to be a chance on this match up, however hear, we’ll determine it out within the close to future. ”
“Like I mentioned, there is a lengthy listing of fellows who need to compete in opposition to the best heavyweight of all-time. If I used to be these guys I would be elevating my hand too. “
So who do you need to see Fedor face subsequent, Maniacs?