Top Five MMA Fights I Want To See in 2010

Christopher DiCarloContributor IIFebruary 24, 2010

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21:  UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar battles UFC fighter  Krzysztof Soszynski  during their Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight fight at Acer Arena on February 21, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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Every fight fan wishes that Dana White would announce a dream fight in MMA, even the fights that can't be possible at the moment because of organization restrictions.

You know that when you're watching MMA that in your head you're thinking,"Man, wouldn't it be cool if him and him fought!" Or, "I wish they would fight, that'd be the best fight ever."

Here are the top five fights I want to see in 2010.


5) Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley

First of all, can you picture the headline for this fight?

"Former WWE Superstars To Square Off FOR REAL In The Octagon"

I can't see how this fight doesn't draw an immediate crowd. These two are practically clones of each other, besides skin color. They were both great college wrestlers, so you know their ground game is on point. But also, each fighter's stand up is like day and night from when they started.

Both have tremendous power and raw, natural ability. Not to mention, these heavyweights are quick. Light on their feet with terrific hand speed and stamina for such big men.

This is a fight I would love to see in 2010 and I think fight fans would agree.


4) Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Rashad Evans

Since their feud on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights everybody has been waiting for Rampage and Rashad to go toe-to-toe in the Octagon. According to the contracts each fighter signed before becoming the coaches on the show, they would be scheduled to fight each other the weekend after "The Ultimate Finale."

As we all now know, Rampage decided rules don't apply to him, and didn't live up to his end of the deal. He went off to pursue his acting career as B.A. Baracus in "The A-Team."

It's been said that these two will be scheduled to fight sometime this year. Hopefully, we get to see what should be a war between these two men who hate each other.


3) Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, III

The Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir saga continues. These men absolutely cannot stand each other. They keep attacking each other through the media, and it seems like the attacks aren't going to stop anytime soon.

Frank Mir recently made a statement saying he was going to break Brock's neck, and make him the first casualty in the Octagon. Death threat? Many believe so.

But we all know that is no easy feat. Lesnar dominated each of the previous two fights vs. Mir, though Mir won the first meeting by submission.

This is a very anticipated fight already. Even though Mir is scheduled to fight Shane Carwin at UFC 111, we are all looking forward to the future when these two heavyweights meet again.


2) Anderson Silva vs. Lyoto Machida

I know these two guys have agreed never to fight each other, but I think that is a huge mistake. Being friends and respecting each other I can understand. But, how can you be declared the best when you haven't beaten the best.

Machida and Silva are like No. 1 and No. 1a in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. To separate the comparison they have to put their friendship aside, and square off in the Octagon.

Besides that, this would be a great fight to see. The top two Light Heavyweights, with the two longest win streaks in the UFC, one of which would come to an end.

When I think of this fight it just screams greatness


1) Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko

How could this fight not be No. 1 on everybody's list?

Brock and Fedor are forces and champions in their respective organizations, and there are always comparisons between the two. Many people find themselves asking who would win and how they would win? Would Lesnar dominate a smaller Fedor? Or would Fedor knock off Lesnar's head?

The truth is we may never find out, and that makes this fight so much more anticipated. That's why everybody wants to see Lesnar and Fedor beat each other up to finally put an end to the question that nobody can answer: "Who really is the top heavyweight in the world?"

All the MMA fans, including myself, are praying that Fedor will come to the UFC so we can finally see this fight and stop the debating. But that organization boundary keeps popping up.

We may never actually see this fight, but it would be a hell of battle, and my No. 1 fight that I would like to see in 2010