Khabib Nurmagomedov, Scott Coker Wants Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Junior Dos Santos Fight
Khabib Nurmagomedov is aiming for a cross-promotional fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Junior Dos Santos.
Nurmagomedov said that he was going to talk with his friend, Scott Coker, who is also the president of Bellator. He wants to talk about a cross-promotional bout and wants to make the fight happen between legendary Emelianenko and Dos Santos.
During the press conference of Eagle FC 47, Nurmagomedov talked a lot about his future plans with former UFC champion, Dos Santos.
“If Dos Santos wins, I really want to make Dos Santos vs. Fedor fight,” Nurmagomedov said.
“But he has to focus on Yorgan for next, because this fighter here is a tough opponent. I want to talk with my friend, Scott Coker, because Fedor is under Bellator contract. I don’t know what they’re gonna do next with him, but definitely we can talk, and we can do something. We can create some story.
“Why not? These two guys was long time the face of MMA. Fedor was the greatest fighter of all time in my opinion, and Dos Santos was heavyweight champion a couple years in UFC. These two guys, I think they deserve and fans deserve. For me, it’s a very interesting matchup, too.”
Coker wanted to make Emelianenko’s retirement fight in Moscow, but changed his mind due to the ongoing Russian invasion on Ukraine.
However, he liked the idea from Nurmagomedov and is looking forward to talking with the former UFC lightweight champion.
“Thanks for the call [Khabib],” Coker replied to Nurmagomedov. Looking forward to sitting down next week, dinner’s on you.”