Fedor Shuts Down Cross-Promotion Fight With Junior Dos Santos

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Fedor Emelianenko has unopen down the thought of a imaginable cross-promotional combat betwixt himself and Junior dos Santos.

Eagle FC proprietor and erstwhile UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov precocious expressed interest successful a combat betwixt the 2 heavyweights starring up to dos Santos’s Eagle FC debut successful May. That main lawsuit bout betwixt Yorgan De Castro and dos Santos ended erstwhile the erstwhile UFC heavyweight champion injured his enarthrosis aboriginal successful the 3rd round.

In an interview with Russia media outlet Okko, Emelianenko indicated that the effect of that combat took immoderate entreaty distant from a imaginable matchup betwixt himself and the Brazilian.

“A gathering was planned with Scott Coker. But, arsenic I recognize it, Scott and I are not funny successful this combat with Junior dos Santos. First of all, due to the fact that of the decision of the latter.”

Junior dos Santos suffered a nonaccomplishment successful his Eagle FC debut aft sustaining a enarthrosis injury. (Eagle FC)

“Cigano” was up connected the scorecards heading into the 3rd circular of the combat astatine Eagle FC 47 earlier dislocating his enarthrosis conscionable implicit 30 seconds into the last round. De Castro subsequently near the cage arsenic the winner, and the 38-year-old dos Santos suffered his archetypal nonaccomplishment since leaving the UFC and 5th successful a enactment overall.

Fedor Emelianenko has been competing for Bellator since 2017 and has gone 4-2 during his clip successful the promotion. The 45-year-old is presently connected a two-fight triumph streak aft first-round knockouts of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tim Johnson.

“The Last Emperor” suffered his astir caller nonaccomplishment erstwhile helium challenged Ryan Bader for the Bellator heavyweight title successful 2019. Emelianenko presently has one-fight remaining connected his Bellator contract, and he’s indicated a tendency to situation Bader again for the rubric successful what could besides extremity up being his status fight.

Considered by galore to beryllium 1 of the top fighters of each time, Junior dos Santos precocious named Emelianenko arsenic his GOAT of heavyweight MMA.

What bash you deliberation of Fedor Emelianenko’s comments that a combat with Junior dos Santos has mislaid its appeal?