It’s time to play another round of ‘Guess which disappointing match-up is next for Fedor Emelianenko!’ M-1 Global’s Evgeni Kogan confirmed with MMA Fighting that Fedor’s next fight will take place in Monaco sometime in June. As for his opponent:
Kogan noted that neither a date or opponent have yet to be finalized, and that the promotion hopes to officially announce both around mid-March.
Asked about reports that Emelianenko would face former UFC fighter Todd Duffee, Kogan would not confirm or deny any individual rumors.
“The search for the opponent is currently in process with a number of worthy candidates being considered,” he said.
The Todd Duffee rumors are interesting in that they actually manage to make the other rumored Fedor opponent – Bobby Lashley – almost sound good in comparison. Duffee also sounds more realistic since unlike Lashley, Duffee will fight anyone even if the offer is a week’s notice and a ham sandwich.
This wouldn’t be the first time Todd Duffee has picked up Bobby Lashley’s leavings. DREAM was trying to set up Lashley vs Alistair Overeen for their Dynamite!! 2010 event but Lashley turned it down for financial reasons. Enter Duffee, who lasted a whopping 19 seconds against his Reemy opponent. Doesn’t that memory just make you oh so excited at the prospect of him fighting Fedor? What a worthwhile endeavor that would be for everyone.