The Last Emperor returns to Japan

The polarizing figure of Fedor.

Some consider him the worlds greatest pound for pound fighter ever; some consider him the worlds greatest fight-ducker ever; some more recent fans don’t even know who he is.. But for those that do, whether you love him, hate him or feel otherwise – you probably want to see him fight again, right?

I guess we’ll see..

Bellator Dynamite poster

We all know what we’re in for when it’s a Bellator MMA Event, awesome MMA and.. drama! Usually the type of drama that is not good for Bellator or MMA but this time it might be a little different!

The scene was set and Bellator delivered with a huge announcement that Fedor had signed with an affiliate of Bellator’s in Japan! Kevin Kay – Spike TV president was proud to make the announcement that helps cement Spike (and Bellator) as relevant in what is becoming a turbulent and dynamic MMA world once again.

Fedor has signed a 2 fight deal with a Japanese MMA promotion that will work with SpikeTV and BMMA to bring the fights to everyone FREE. Will it be the superfight from 10 years ago Fedor vs Couture??

Fedor Image w TXT

Let us know what you think about the return of Fedor, fighting in Japan and not the West and sit back and watch these classic Fedor highlights while you ponder his potential opponents.. #chur!

And… Still?

In a shock announcement made less than an hour ago, (at time of publishing), The UFC has announced that Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafson has been sidelined from the much anticipated rematch with Jon “Bones” Jones due to injury.

His new opponent?

The one and only – Daniel “DC” Cormier.

Read more details here.

This begs MANY questions, the main one though – can DC climb the mountain and take the gold?

He’s definitely been talking the talk, and watching his MMA evolution in living colour over the past 18 months has been incredibly interesting. This guy trains with (as Joe Rogan proclaims) “The baddest man on the planet” Cain Velasquez – that’s no joke, and from what I’ve seen of their sparring together, DC is as good, if not slightly better than his UFC Heavyweight-gold-wearing friend and AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) team-mate.

That being said, JBJ has been doing his own development with the most recent display of this being his incredibly dominant victory over Glover Taxiera. Bones absolutely dismantled the Glover hype-train when they squared off and showed that he indeed out-classed the smaller, striking-reliant Taxiera (eye-poke attempts are a topic for another day).

So, who do you rate? Who do you hate? And why??

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