Rulon Gardner Declined $1 Million Offer to Fight Fedor Emelianenko

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Shawn91111
8/23/12 2:01:23PM
Much is made of the transition for those elite collegiate and Olympic wrestlers who wish to try mixed martial arts as a post-wrestling career option. On the heels of the 2012 London Olympic Games - which saw Americans Jordan Burroughs and Jake Varner bring home gold medals in freestyle competition - the question about who is next to move from the amateur wrestling ranks to the professional MMA divisions is hotter than ever.

For one Greco-Roman Olympic champion, however, the move wasn't as easy or fun as he thought it would be.

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Goatenstein
8/23/12 5:15:40PM
I'd let Fedor beat the shit out of me for a million.
Bubbles
8/23/12 5:21:52PM
prophecy033
8/23/12 7:52:57PM

Posted by Bubbles


I'd let him knock me out, get revived and knocked out again for $500,000
lohmann
8/23/12 7:59:10PM
Sounds like a load of gimmickry was avoided on Gardner's behalf. The headlines after Emelianenko beat Gardner senseless would have been something about how a Russian had avenged Karelin's loss.

Good for Rulon.
Bubbles
8/23/12 9:41:27PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Bubbles


I'd let him knock me out, get revived and knocked out again for $500,000


I'd do that if I could go out and eat ice cream with him...and I'll buy
Shawn91111
8/23/12 9:49:43PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Bubbles


I'd let him knock me out, get revived and knocked out again for $500,000


I'd do that if I could go out and eat ice cream with him...and I'll buy



You'd probably have to drink a milkshake for the next 3 weeks after.
hymiekooken
8/24/12 10:31:16AM
For a cool mill, I would have mean mugged the shit out of him during the weigh ins as well as said something about his momma.I may even take a swing at him once the fight started.
prophecy033
8/24/12 4:42:16PM
Bet I'd last longer than Sapp
pmoney
8/27/12 9:31:41PM
I'm not saying I'd do better than Pedro Rizzo did against Fedor, but I am absolutely saying that. Give me a million bucks and an ambulance waiting.