Since the signing, Emelianenko suffered his first true career loss (he has one other controversial loss due to a cut from an illegal elbow) to Fabricio Werdum earlier this summer, while Lesnar was dominated by Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 last week. While a bout between the two would still do huge business, it has certainly lost its luster.
Emelianenko's manager, Vadim Finkelchtein, told AllBoxing.ru that the loss proved that Lesnar was more hype than substance.
"I have long said that Lesnar is more of a product of UFC's PR rather than a serious fighter and that fight clearly confirmed it," said Finkelchtein. "I do not want to say that Lesnar is a nobody, but he has very little experience. What does he have six fights in MMA? He's a pure product UFC, who met a real fighter and he lost."
While Finkelchtein was not impressed with Lesnar, he was complimentary towards new UFC heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, whom he feels is the real deal.
"In my opinion, he is a very good fighter. Capable and strong," he said. "The UFC can now present him as the best in the world and it is certainly debatable, but he's really a fighter, not a product of PR."
Two TNA Titles Change Hands, Dixie Carter On GFW Vs. TNA Lethal Lockdown, Next Week's Impact
Photos: Familiar Face Getting Married To WWE's John Laurinaitis
Full Brackets For The WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament
Video Of Indie Stars In WWE NXT, Former WWE Gimmick Returning, NXT Dusty Classic Updates
Update On WWE Dr. Chris Amann's Lawsuit Against CM Punk And Colt Cabana
WWE NXT Talents Reportedly Not Happy With How Blue Pants Is Being Used
Possible Changes For WWE Tag Team, Big Guest For Steve Austin On WWE Network?, Diva Search News
Brock Lesnar's Opponent For WWE Network Special From Madison Square Garden Revealed
** SPOILERS ** WWE SmackDown Results For This Week
WWE Officials Not Happy With Sunny, Update On Hulk Hogan's WWE Hall Of Fame Status
What Happened After SmackDown, More On Adam Rose's New Look And Gimmick, Natalya And Family
WWE Issues Statement On Jimmy Snuka Arrest