It’s pretty amusing when a fighter actually agreeing to fight is considered world-shaking, ground breaking news. But such is the case with Fedor, and it’s doubly shocking that he’s taking on – gasp – a TOP TEN HEAVYWEIGHT in Tim Sylvia.
Details are sketchballs at the moment, but basically it looks like this is the doing of none other than Affliction and Mark Cuban, who don’t seem to have an issue losing a cool million+ bucks on a balls to the wall event. The big question right now is if this fight will get inked, because you all know how hard it is for Fedor and his peeps to actually sign a contract:
If the bout makes it all the way to the dotted line, it is expected to take place at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, the home of HDNet Fights. Independent sources confirmed to MMAWeekly that the bout would be promoted by an as yet unannounced organization associated with the Affliction clothing brand. The Sherdog report indicated the same, but also noted that the fight would be broadcast on Mark Cuban’s HDNet.
Dispite anything Fedor being involved with lately falling into ruin, I’ve got a feeling this will actually go through. The Russians have been pretty aloof in their contract demands, which to me points to an ace up the sleeve in the form of Mark Cuban already agreeing to retardo terms for Randy vs Fedor in the Fall. Of course, Cuban knows you can’t just throw Fedor in front of Americans without a warm up, and who better for him to face than the goofy Maine-iac, who’s arms are so nice and long for Fedor to armbar.
At this point I’m pretty sick of all the machinations going on involving Fedor. To me, the most awesome conclusion to this whole situation would be for Fedor to get knocked the fuck out, and then everyone involved looking at eachother like they just swallowed a big polish hotdog sized turd.