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Randy Couture interested in Metamoris grappling contest against Fedor Emelianenko

Former UFC champion Randy Couture revealed that he would be very interested in a grappling match-up against Fedor Emelianenko at Metamoris.

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Even though he retired from professional competition several years ago, Randy Couture is still interested in a match-up against Fedor Emelianenko.

While both the former champions have stepped away from the sport of MMA, Couture revealed he would be very interested in a potential grappling contest against "The Last Emperor" in Metamoris.

"That would be interesting and certainly given the time to prepare and get back up into good, solid grappling and wrestling shape, that would be a lot of fun and I think, you know," Couture told Submission Radio. "I'm not sure how active Fedor is at this stage, you know him being retired as well, but I'm certainly no opposed to an idea like that."

Couture also mentioned that he was considered as a tentative replacement for Chael Sonnen at the last Metamoris event, but doubted he would have ever accepted the match on such short notice.

"Well I certainly considered it. Chael called me up, obviously Chael and I have been personal friends for a long, long time and he thought I might be a viable candidate to step up if he decided to opt out, because of the pressure and the commission in Nevada, but I had to be honest with him and that's a very high caliber match. I have a lot of respect for his opponent (Andre Galvao). To take that on a week's notice, not having any time to prepare wouldn't have been the wisest of decisions to do that. "

Apart from his general lack of preparation for a high-level opponent such as Andre Galvao, Couture was aware that press duties for both Metamoris and his new show "Gym Rescue" would have made it impossible for him be ready in time for the event.

"As well as having all the press junkets and the premier coming up last Monday anyway, there just would have been no way to really pull that off and be effective. So you know, I don't know, it just didn't make sense to me to do it as much as I liked to have helped."

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