Lyoto Machida is Eyeing Super Fight With Fedor Emelianenko Under Bellator Banner
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen who Lyoto Machida fights in his upcoming run with Bellator, but “The Dragon” says it would be an “honor” to fight Fedor Emelianenko.
Recently it was announced that Bellator has signed the former UFC champ to a multi-fight deal, and the legend’s promotional debut has yet to be confirmed. Machida spoke with MMA Fighting recently, and while discussing his future with Bellator, the star said this:
“A fight with Fedor (Emelianenko) would be a superfight,” Machida said. “I’m a fan of Fedor, have been a fan since he was in PRIDE, a great champion, and since I like to challenge myself, new challenges, that was one of the offers that came with my move to Bellator. Of course, fighting Fedor would be an honor, a dream.”
Emelianenko is booked to fight Chael Sonnen on October 13th, in the semifinals of Bellator’s heavyweight grand-prix.