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Matt Mitrione signed up for the best fight of his life. You could tell by the smile when Fedor Emelianenko walked down the ramp at on Saturday night.

In his first fight in the United States since getting knocked out by Dan Henderson back in 2011, Emelianenko will fight "Meathead" Mitrione in the Bellator cage on February 18th, 2017.

"Stuff like this [fight with Fedor] is the reason why I left [UFC]," Matt Mitrione said on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.

What sort of amazing award would be given to the victor of such a monumental clash of titans at ? Unfortunately, it won't be the vacant Bellator heavyweight title. However, Mitrione has some of his own ideas.

The thought of a Bellator champion getting the Fedor Sweater of Power™ sounds absolutely amazing, and appropriate. This is the type of thing that will set Bellator apart. The game will change forever. Now, anytime someone wears a sweater tied around their neck like Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air we will think... champion.

Watch the full interview on the MMA Hour below.


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