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So Jeff Monson vs. Fedor Emelianenko really is going down in Russia

So Jeff Monson vs. Fedor Emelianenko really is going down in Russia

It appears that Jeff Monson has been slated to fight Fedor Emelianenko — for the second time in his career. The first of which occurred during the entire Affliction: Trilogy saga when Josh Barnett was forced off the card and Tom Atencio scrambeled to find a last-minute replacement. Actually, here’s the exact quote from Jeff Monson at the time back in 2009.

“My name’s in the mix to fight Fedor,”

“I’m not really supposed to say, I can say [it] is more than just me saying, ‘I want to fight him,’ though.”

“I think my best strengths are maybe not his strengths. It’d be a tough match, but I think it’s a fight I can win.

“(With the fight) nine days away, I’m ready to fight. I don’t know if anyone is ever really, really ready. But here at American Top Team, I’ll have a good game plan and be ready to go.”

“I’ve never been about the money, I just like to fight. I’m a fighter. It’s what I do for a living. More (money) is better, of course. I have kids. But I just want to fight. If you win and beat Fedor, you never have to worry about it (money) again.”

“I see me choking him, I see me winning. You’ve got to get him on the floor, that’s for sure. … And that’s where I’d end it.”

In 2009, the going rate to replace Barnett and fight Fedor ranged from $600,000 to $1,000,000 (Brett Rogers requested a cool $800,000 to scrap with The Last Emperor). We’re not sure what the price is now, but according to a recent tweet from Jeff Monson, it appears that the rumored fight has been scheduled for November 12th in Russia under the M-1 Global banner. Monson also said that he would wear his ‘Communist’ shirt when in Russia, so we can only assume that many Lulz will be had by The Snowman. [Source]

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