Who can stop Fedor?
World Extreme Cagefighting, predictably, put on a very solid card Sunday night. On the other hand, Affliction’s show left me wanting more.
Andrei Arlovski looked competent for two minutes and I would’ve liked to see more of that fight. Instead, Fedor Emelianenko racked up another first-round KO, just like everyone assumed he would.
Affliction can’t have too many events left, but I hope we get to see Josh Barnett vs. Fedor. After that, I’d like to see him fight Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar. That’s really all that's left for Fedor, mainly because the heavyweight division is so weak. Still, between Tim Sylvia, Arlovski and the three heavyweights I’ve named, I think Fedor has fought the weakest two in his last two fights. Of course, he’s racked up a pair of highlight wins in the process.
Who can challenge Fedor? If Fedor was a light heavyweight, Dana White would be forced to sign him. But because he fights in the sports’ weakest division, White can let him hang in relative anonymity when it comes to the sports stage, beating up former champs.
Great business move by White, as whichever promotion has Fedor is the only organization not called the UFC capable of being relevant in the sport. It sucks for MMA fans though, because we deserve more Fedor.