I’ve always talked about this as my secret MMA fantasy. How cool would it be to have two Emelianenko HW champions? I think it would go a lot like Anderson Silva’s move to UFC, and he would be champ within 2 or 3 fights.[/quote]
This is right on! Aleksander would be able to plough through the UFC HW division.
As for it happening…I’m very skeptical. I read that interview in which he talks about this, and he just said that his managment has talked to the UFC and he would very much like to fight Sylvia, because he is big striker like him and he wants to step out from his brother’s shadow.
I know he was very close to signing with K-1 Hero’s earlier this year, but Pride lured him back so him leaving DSE is within the realm of possibility.
However, the guy was in prison for 5 years for armed robbery, and getting a visa to the US would be very, very hard. They wouldn’t let Hunt in for Pride Vegas because he had an assault charge in California some years ago, Mike Bisping won’t be on the next UFC as as scheduled because of visa issues as well.[/quote]
The amount of money that K-1 and Pride offer their fighters is of a much higher magnitude than what UFC offers their fighters. I don’t see Aleksander moving to the UFC any time soon. I hope that I am proven wrong.