Here’s a very unsurprising fact: Most normal people don’t think they would actually be able to last more than a few seconds in the cage with Fedor Emelianenko.
But, hey, Bellator President Scott Coker, if you ever get the urge to pluck some untrained, beer-clad fans off the street to try their luck, some of them might actually be down.
At least these are the findings of the scientifically rigorous research that you can check out in the video above.
And by “scientifically rigorous research,” we mean Andy Nesbitt quizzing Bellator fans about the upcoming meeting between Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Chael Sonnen (31-15-1 MMA, 1-2 BMMA), who are set to headline Bellator 208 on Oct. 13.
Inquired as to how long they’d last in the octagon with Emelianenko, most fans gave themselves a few seconds before getting knocked out. A couple, however, got brave. One guy gave himself a full minute, while another confidently asserted he’d take it to a decision.
One of them even offered a formula to get the job done against Emelianenko – or, as he’d call him, “The Boss.”
Bellator 208 takes place at NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (on Long Island), and airs on Paramount (and also streams on DAZN) following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Emelianenko vs. Sonnen is part of the semifinal round of Bellator’s eight-man heavyweight grand prix. The winner of the tourney will be awarded Bellator’s vacant heavyweight title.
To hear from the fans, including the one guy who’s picking Sonnen to win but would never say that to Emelianenko’s face, check out the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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