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Emelianenko ready to move on to M-1

Does he want to fight Randy Couture? Is his heart still in fighting? And why didn't he join the UFC? Ryan Hockensmith sat down with Fedor Emelianenko and asked the questions everyone wants answers to.

Originally Published: October 22, 2007
By Ryan Hockensmith | ESPN The Magazine

Fedor Emlianenko wanted to fight in the UFC. He wanted to fight Randy Couture. He wanted to come to America and prove his pound-for-pound worth. And, one day, he may get his chance to prove he's the world's best, as most believe.

It just won't be in the UFC, and it won't be against Couture.

In a one-on-one interview this afternoon, Emilianenko and his representatives placed the blame for a UFC deal falling through on the UFC. Emelianenko confirmed, as White has said, that he never ...

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