Not wanting to start a rumor or anything, but I am wondering if Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko will finally meet in the octagon (sort of), now that they have both signed contracts with Electronic Arts (EA).
It is strange to see Randy signing with the same company that Fedor signed with just days before Dana White announced that he was finally signing the Russian to fight in the UFC.
Of course, that did not come to pass, but in any case, signing with the rival video game company was "verboten" according to Mr. White himself, and anyone who did sign with them would be kicked out of the UFC forever.
I thought that Fedor signing with EA was a foreshadowing of his refusal to sign with the UFC and the equivalent of giving Dana White the finger.
Now I am wondering the same thing about Randy signing with them.
In a sense, Randy has flipped Dana and the UFC off before when he resigned and left them hanging for a year while lawsuits and counter lawsuits were filed on each side.
Returning to the fold and taking the fight against Dana's new "golden boy," Brock Lesnar, was Randy's welcome home prize, if you care to call it that.
In the background Dana was promising to make the fight with Fedor happen for Randy as an additional "present."
Naturally, it did not turn out that way at all, and when Dana actually thought he had Fedor in the bag, it was to stage a fight between Fedor and Brock, not Randy, as Dana had previously promised.
Surprised? I wasn't.
I trust Dana just so long as he is always within sight and hearing and never any farther than that.
So what does all this mean?
Well, in my inexpert opinion, I believe it means that perhaps a Randy video game clone will be able to fight a Fedor video game clone in a new and exciting EA game which is in the making even as I type.
Will this game outsell the UFC's 2009 Undisputed game, (by the THQ video game company the UFC is aligned with), which has been such a blockbuster hit?
Hm...I wonder? Randy is fighting in UFC 102...
Or, if Dana is really PO'd about Randy signing against UFC orders not to, will Dana actually cut Randy loose to once again pursue his dream of finally joining the same organization as Fedor (in this case it would be Strikeforce), to take part in a super fight?
Wow! He would get to fight Fedor on Showtime and in a video game.
And how cool would that be fight fans?