Could Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Randy Couture Happen At UFC 100?

Brian OswaldMMA Editor February 23, 2009

Kevin Iole and Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports, two of the most in-the-know MMA writers in the game, have speculated on the possibility of the UFC signing Fedor Emelianenko in time to fight Randy Couture at UFC 100.

The conversation took place on ESPN radio, post-UFC 95.

Both men think this could be the right time and situation for Dana White to sign Fedor, at least to a one-fight deal. Kevin Iole called the talk "informed speculation" and labeled it is a possibility that has to be considered.

The pair discuss that bringing Fedor in to fight Couture now wouldn’t be a big deal for the UFC as things currently stand.

Couture is no longer the promotion's champion, and if Fedor was to win, the UFC could brush it off as he didn’t beat their top guy.

If Couture was to win however, the UFC could say they have been right all along about Fedor being overrated.

Also, if Fedor does win, it would increase the chances of Emelianeko taking on the Brock Lesnar-Frank Mir winner, who will fight at UFC 98.

For the record, Dana has said it is too soon to get a Fedor deal done in time. But if you were attempting to pull off a fight as huge as Fedor vs. Randy for UFC 100, it might be prudent to keep it under wraps until its a done deal.

So while all of it should be taken with a huge grain of salt, keep hope alive MMA fans.