Recently on a conference call with Middle Easy, current top heavyweight contender and former Strikeforce heavyweight champ Fedor Emelianenko, expressed an interest in training UFC heavyweight Shane Carwin stating:
“I’m probably going to train in Russia. I’m more comfortable there and I like to be close to my family. It’s likely I’ll probably stay in Russia. But I wouldn’t mind training somewhere else and with someone like Shane Carwin, who is a good fighter. But most likely I’ll stay in Russia.”
And earlier today Carwin noticed the thread posted on The Underground and responded that he would indeed like to train with Fedor:
“I have not had a chance to read the thread yet. I would be honored to train with Fedor. After seeing his CBS special I was impressed with the isolation and hardcore and yet raw training I saw.
Fedor has been a good guy to me. After the Lesnar fight he sent me some very kind words that put things into perspective. He is a great guy and a great fighter.
I am going to be traveling for training this time around. I want to take in as much MMA as I can. I hope to make it out to Duke Rufus’s and maybe even a trip to Russia if all things go as planned.”
What do you guys think? How would this help Carwin step-up his game?