Eh, probably not, but Dream Event Producer Keiichi Sasahara made a few comments about Fedor-Overeem in the DREAM.12 post-fight press conference that’s raising a few eyebrows.
“[Alistair Overeem vs. Fedor Emelianenko] would be great. That’s a fight I really want to see…It’s not an easy fight to get together but it’s a fight I would like to see. I’ll do what I can to make it happen in the near future.”
If you’re like me, you’d much prefer to see this fight on primetime television in the US rather than in the wee hours of the morning on a cable channel that many of us can’t even get. To be honest though, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. Sasahara was asked about Fedor and Overeem since Alistair had just made it clear to the press that he intends to fight Fedor in April 2010, and Sasahara basically said sure, we’d love to book the fight in DREAM. If a reporter asked Scott Coker about Fedor-Lesnar, I’m sure he’d say something similar, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.
Bottom line is Alistair Overeem’s the Strikeforce heavyweight champion and Fedor’s finally starting to get mainstream exposure in the US, so this fight really doesn’t make sense in DREAM right now. If Fedor completely tanks in the ratings on CBS, maybe Japan becomes a possibility, but even then, I’d say it happens on Showtime before it happens on fuzzy internet video the morning after.