I know, I know. I can hear it already. "What about Fedor-Lesnar? Everybody wants to see that."
Unfortunately, I am not everybody. But I do have a good reason for wanting this fight instead.
In MMA terms, Brock Lesnar is still in the infant stages of his career. His size, speed, agility, and natural athleticism have gotten him where he is so far. He still is a long way before being ready for a fighter with the skills and experience of Fedor.
And that is if Lesnar is ever able to fight again.
Fedor's resume needs no explaining. If not for his lack of activity over the last three years, and the quality of his opponents, there would be no argument over who is the best Pound for Pound fighter in the world really is.
Frank Mir is a much better matchup for Emelianenko. Mir's striking is very much improved, as he has shown in his bouts against Cheick Kongo and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
He still has world-class Jiu-Jitzu for a heavyweight (sorry, Joe Rogan moment). He has also been around the sport long enough to know how to train and game plan for a particular opponent.
If there is anyone at the top of the UFC Heavyweight food chain that has a legitimate shot at dethroning the Last Emperor, it just might be Frank Mir.
But whether it be Mir, Lesnar, or the next tomato can the Strikeforce throws at him, Fedor is the target for anyone who wants to lay claim to the title of best heavyweight in the world.
Let's just hope he gets the chance to match up with some of the best the world has to offer, no matter the affiliation, before his career is over.
We all should get the chance to see Fedor display his greatness, but would prefer if it were against someone worthy of being in the same cage or ring as him.
Runner-up: Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem
Honorable Mention: Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson