If that's true, it puts Showtime in the tough position of trying to figure out what to do with the "Last Emperor." They could theoretically give him a fight on an M-1 show, but there are few fighters who aren't under contract with the UFC or Strikeforce who could be competitive with Emelianenko. Should they give him a fighter nowhere near his level just so that he can fulfill his contract?
But if not a fight, how else could Showtime use the great fighter so that his contract gets fulfilled?
-- Have him show up in the Giants clubhouse in San Francisco. In an episode of "The Franchise, " he could teach Pablo Sandoval how to throw a punch, and his entourage could show Brian Wilson just how to rock a beard.
-- Give him a guest spot on "Weeds." He could be the man who could finally scare Nancy Botwin out of being a drug dealer. She'll vow to change her ways, profess her love to him, then hit the road again with her brother-in-law for more madcap adventures.
-- Let him stand in as a reporter "Inside Nascar." Nobody loves car races more than Fedor. WOOOOOOO!
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- Fedor Emelianenko