If I were that guy from Quantum Leap, the last place I would want to transport to was the body of Kirill ‘Baby Fedor’ Sidelnikov on January 24th 2009. It was like the government closed down three-mile island and authorized Sidelnikov’s face to be an atomic bomb testing site. To Kirill’s credit, dude did not go down a single time after withstanding the onslaught of Paul Buentello’s typhoon of straight jabs and right hooks. The dude is named ‘The Headhunter’ for a reason. He launched shots that would have easily paralyzed the normal human being, but anyone that trains with Fedor doesn’t exactly have the same genetic code as all of us. Just after that fight, ‘Baby Fedor’ tested positive for anabolic steroids and he’s still serving his suspension which lasts until next year. Bummer.
After Affliction’s collapse, Buentello was dropped off his fight with Gilbert ‘The Spleen Eater’ Yvel and officially unemployed. Now it looks like Buentello will not sign with Strikeforce and instead go back to his UFC roots. When asked about Buentello’s future, his trainer (David Velasquez) said that Strkeforce hasn’t offered Paul enough money to fight Fedor and that they’ve been in talks with the UFC to return to his old organization. Can we get a little Cheick Kongo vs. Paul Buentello action in his innagural fight. That would be highly appreciated, thanks Dana White. [Source]