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Bellator president Scott Coker says he's interested in making a blockbuster showdown between Brock Lesnar and Fedor Emelianenko.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Lesnar is a free agent after leaving WWE with an MMA comeback mooted.
And Coker has expressed his interest in signing Lesnar so he can match him up with Russian great Emelianenko, who's currently on the promotion's books.
When asked if he has interest in bringing Lesnar to Bellator, he replied: "Yes, if he's truly available. Fedor vs. Brock is interesting. It's the fight that never happened!"
Asked Bellator President Scott Coker if he has interest in Brock Lesnar, and he replied:
"Yes, if he's truly available. Fedor vs. Brock is interesting. It's the fight that never happened!"
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 31, 2020
Emelianenko last fought in December when he stopped 'Rampage' Jackson at Bellator 237.
Lesnar, meanwhile, hasn't fought in MMA since UFC 200 back in July 2016.
UFC president Dana White called Lesnar vs. Emelianenko his biggest matchmaking regret after failing to make the fight back in 2009.
"The only fight that I wanted to make that was never made was Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko," he told UFC.com.
"We were going to do it at Texas Stadium. But I couldn't get a deal done with Fedor, so it never happened.
"We were in deep talks with [Emelianenko]. We were that close to signing him recently, right before his dad died.
"We were right there. When I was talking about doing the big Dallas, Texas, stadium show? It was going to be Brock Lesnar vs [Fedor Emelianenko]."
Jon Jones sent his long term rival Brock Lesnar a direct message on Twitter after hearing the news he was now a free agent. :eyes::flushed: https://t.co/T0FBrbUEr4
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 1, 2020
Talks between both sides were going well until the tragic passing of Emelianenko's father.
White added: "Remember when I met with him and said it didn't go well? It actually went well.
"It went well, and Brock wanted to fight Fedor. Then [Fedor's] dad died, and he was done."
Will Lesnar vs. Emelianenko finally happen? Watch this space.
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