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Old 01-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #1

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Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett - likely for April 11

From Aleksander's official site:

Ближайший бой Александра Емельяненко состоится 11 апреля в Чикаго

В настоящее время ведутся переговоры, на которых определится соперник Александра. Скорее всего, соперником будет Джош Барнетт.


Next bout of Aleksander Emelianenko will be held on April 11 in Chicago.

Currently we are negotiating for Aleksander's opponent. Most likely it will be Josh Barnett.

I believe this is the first M-1 show they are talking about on which Fedor should also be fighting. Kind of weird that they want Aleksander to fight Barnett and not Fedor.

P.S. Apparently Aleksander has recorded a rap song which is posted right next to the news story:

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:26 PM   #2

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so Alex fights a real opponent but Fedor fights another 1-sided giant (Semmy Schilt) , what is going on

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:29 PM   #3

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Can Alex even get into the US? I mean, he's done time, I thought that sort of thing would make getting a visa pretty prohibitive.

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:30 PM   #4
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Damn, that would be a great fight. Possibly setting up a "vengance" match between Fedor and Barnett if Barnett beats Aleks??

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:32 PM   #5

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Damn that's the wrong Emelianenko! It should be a good fight and would put either of them back in top 10, but I just wish Barnett was fighting Fedor.

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:33 PM   #6

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Possibly setting up a "vengance" match between Fedor and Barnett if Barnett beats Aleks??
What he already did ... I wish it was Fedor x Barnett !

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Great match-up

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:44 PM   #8

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I'm gonna be pretty upset with M1 (and Fedor) if they manage to sign Barnett but give him to Alek (who had his chance and lost).

The only way I'd be happy is if Barnett calls Fedor out immediately after he wins and M1 promises to make that Fedor's next fight.

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #9

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Barnett is back? fucking awesome

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Old 01-23-2008, 01:02 PM   #10

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Aleks + jail - visa = no fight.

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