Fedor on Lesnar: 'Who?'



Fedor Emelianenko made a recent appearance in Kiev, Ukraine, in which he was asked the question every MMA fan wants the answer to: Will he ever fight Brock Lesnar?

His answer revealed just how little thought Fedor gives to such matters: He had to ask the questioner to remind him who Lesnar was.

Fedor, sitting at a folding table with a single microphone in front of him while answering questions from a couple of reporters, was asked, "Now the question from the fans. Would you like to fight former wrestlers Bob Lashley and Brock Lesnar?"

"If we get such opportunity than we will fight, of course," Fedor said. "Bob Lashley is now signed with Strikeforce. Uh, um. Excuse me, please, who was the second one?"

Someone off camera reminds Fedor that the second one was Lesnar.

"Yes, Lesnar," Fedor said. "Brock Lesnar is UFC champion. These fights are possible. I would be glad to fight them. I never fought fighters like them before."

It's good news for the sport that Fedor thinks a fight with Lesnar is possible, as a bout between the UFC heavyweight champion and the fighter most MMA observers consider the best ever would be among the all-time classic matches. But Fedor's seeming lack of interest in Lesnar shows how far removed he is from those of us in the American MMA community who salivate over the prospect of a clash of the sport's two best heavyweights.

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