Fedor Emelianenko & Randy Couture

While the mega fight between Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko doesn’t appear to be any closer to happening than it was a month or six months ago, it’s been reported that Fedor and Randy have met again this week in Los Angeles, perhaps to formulate a strategy to ensure the fight happens sooner rather than later.

Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko, along with their respective management teams, met in Los Angeles on Monday, according to a source familiar with both mixed martial arts legends. The source declined to reveal what was discussed between the two sides.

Couture, Emelianenko, and their representatives spent “significant” time together, as they met for breakfast and dinner, the source said. They were also involved in a photo shoot together, reports the source. While speculation around a future fight promoted by Affliction seems certain to swirl, the source indicated the upstart promotion was not behind the aforementioned shoot.

Couture’s representatives declined to comment on the matter, while Emelianenko’s handlers could not be immediately reached.

If there’s a will, there’s a way.