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Five fights that never came to fruition

Could Randy Couture have handled Fedor Emelianenko? Was Mark Kerr just too big for Royce Gracie? MMA fans will never know, but it doesn't hurt to imagine. Sherdog looks at five fights that, for one reason or another, we never made.

Originally Published: November 25, 2008
By Tim Leidecker | Sherdog.com

Mixed martial arts remains a very young sport.

Despite a short history that dates back less than 20 years, MMA has produced some remarkable fights -- bouts like Royce Gracie against Dan Severn, Frank Shamrock versus Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against Fedor Emelianenko.

Every longstanding promoter will admit that for every "superfight" made, another fails to materialize because of injury, a contract dispute or promoters failing to cooperate with one another.

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