‘No concrete conversations’ for Lashley vs. Fedor

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fighters Only magazine visited Boby Lashkey at his American Top Team: Altitude gym in Colorado. Lashley spoke about the possibility of a fight with the legendary Fedor Emelianenko. “The guy’s got a tremendous amount of fights under his belt… I’d like to fight him.”

According to Lashley, Fedor’s managers are currently looking for the Russian MMA veteran’s next opponent, and his name is on the list of potential matchups. “I’m going to throw everything at him that I can. Of course, my wrestling’s there, I don’t give a damn what he’s doing. I’d put my wrestling up there with almost anyone right now.

“I think that my wrestling would trump some of the things that he has. I know he’s a great fighter, but if I fought him then of course I’m going to try and wrestle him down.”

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However, Fedor Emelianenk ‘s management team told USAToday that there may some wishful thinking on Lashley’s part.

No opponent has been chosen yet for the heavyweight star’s next fight, according to Evgeni Kogan, director of operations for M-1 Global. A report that former pro wrestler Bobby Lashley is being considered is premature, Kogan wrote in an e-mail to USA TODAY.

“There are currently no concrete conversations about Bobby being the next opponent for Fedor,” Kogan wrote, adding that Emelianenko probably will fight two or three times this year.

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