Jim Ross comments on whether Strikeforce fighter Fedor Emelianenko is the best heavyweight in the MMA world, whether he believes WWE star Dave Batista will fight


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Jim Ross comments on whether Strikeforce fighter Fedor Emelianenko is the best heavyweight in the MMA world, whether he believes WWE star Dave Batista will fight
Jun 26, 2010 - 02:32 PM


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights.

-Ross on Fedor Emelianenko: "Could Fedor be upset tonight? I supposed any thing is possible but will I be broadcasting on Raw Monday night? Highly Unlikely. Fedor Emelianenko weighed in at 229 Friday for his fight against fellow heavyweight Fabricio Werdum who tipped the Toledos at 239. Strikeforce can ill afford for Fedor to lose or can they?

"Doing business with the Fedor camp is a well known pain in the backside but not having access to the brand known as 'Fedor' wouldn't be a positive development for Strikeforce at this point in time as many fans feel that Fedor is the best MMA heavyweight in the world. For the record, I am not one of them although I do enjoy watching the Russian fight but felt it was telling when he did not sign with UFC when the lucrative opportunity presented itself."    

Powell's POV: Fedor was widely regarded as the best heavyweight in the world at one time, but he lost a lot of people when he signed with Strikeforce and thus fights what the experts consider inferior fighters compared to the heavyweight class in UFC. Brock Lesnar gets my vote for best heavyweight in the world, but that could change one week from tonight when he fights Shane Carwin.

-Ross on Batista: "I have my doubts that Dave Batista will ever have a MMA fight but obviously that's simply an opinion. I personally feel Dave's upside at this stage of his game is to pursue a movie career or heal, rest and go back to WWE. Obviously, a Batista vs. Herschel Walker MMA fight would likely do a decent TV rating for CBS/Showtime simply out of curiosity. I don't see Batista ever fighting Bobby Lashley either but that too would be a interesting TV attraction but likely would be panned by MMA purists."

Powell's POV: I'm with Ross again in that I don't think Batista will follow through with this, and if he does it will likely be a freak show style attraction fight. I hate to be so harsh, but Batista has a lot of skeptics to prove wrong.

-Other topics include more on tonight's Strikeforce MMA event on Showtime, whether Ross expects to call MMA fights, and a fun Youtube clip with Adam West and Jerry Lawler.

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