Bobby Lashley recently said he wanted to fight either Fedor Emelianenko or Dave Batista as his next opponents. Fedor’s management got wind of this, and responded that this bout was not in the books at this time.
Evgeni Kogan, director of operations for M-1 Global, told Sergio Non of USA Today the following:
“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. Possible locations for the summer fight include Monaco and Russia, according to Kogan.
This does not necessarily mean the fight will not happen, but it looks like it is not going down anytime soon. Fedor just ended his three-fight losing streak at the end of 2011 with back-to-back wins over Jeff Monson in Russia and Satoshi Ishii in Japan, and looks to stay on the winning path with a few more matches this year. Lashley is the current Shark Fights heavyweight champ, and hungry for some action against some big-name competition to prove that he belongs in the sport of MMA.
Who do you think these men should fight next if they are not fighting each other?