Affliction’s short-lived fight promotion branch only put on two fight cards. A third was canceled, and that was that.But in its short lifespan, Affliction teased us with the potential for a heavyweight fight between all-time greats Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture. And though that bout never came to fruition, it’s one that was talked about for a long time and still is talked about today in regard to the whole “what if?” thing. In our latest Daily Debate feature for MMAjunkie Radio, on the heels of the 10-year anniversary of the first Affliction event in 2008, we wondered what would’ve happened if Fedor and Couture laced ’em up for a fight. .The results (via Twitter)
Today's #DailyDebate for @MMAjunkieRadio: Affliction's MMA branch teased a potential fight between Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko, but it never happened. Which of these would have been the outcome?— MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) July 20, 2018
A whopping 69 percent of our voters think Emelianenko would have won the fight, with 61 percent thinking he’d get a stoppage. Just 31 percent had Couture with a win 18 percent by decision, 13 percent by stoppage. Check out the video above to hear MMAjunkie Radio hosts Brian “Goze” Garcia, “Gorgeous” George Garcia and Dan Tom break down the poll results.And for more on the upcoming MMA schedule, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.MMAjunkie Radio broadcasts Monday-Friday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casinos Race & Sports Book. The show is hosted by Gorgeous George Garcia, Brian Goze Garcia and Dan Tom. For more information or to download past episodes, go to www.mmajunkie.com/radio.