Rumors Wildfire: Fedor will not fight at Strikeforce on CBS, Overeem bout in works

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    According to the recent report on BloodyElbow.com, WAMMA Heavyweight Champion and arguably number one Pound for Pound fighter in the World – Fedor Emelianenko, will not fight Fabricio Werdum at the Strikeforce CBS event on April 17th.

    Strikeforce management are still silent over the official fight card for the event, as rumors about a possible dispute between Fedor Emelianenko, M1-Global and Strikeforce are continuing to grow. One of “The Last Emperor’s” best friends Gegard Mousasi has already part ways with M-1, what adds another question marks to the situation.

    With less than two months for the event, it looks like Scott Coker and his Strikeforce promotion will present a fight card headlined by the Middleweight Title bout between Jake Shields and Dan Henderson, as Bobby Lashley and Herschel Walker are also expected to take part in the event.

    Meanwhile, headkicklegend.com suggests that Fedor’s next fight will be in Japan against the hulking Alistar Overeem, possibly at one of the next DREAM events. Alistair Overeem (32-11 in MMA) has already declared in his Dynamite 2009!! post-fight interview that Fedor Emelianenko is the only opponent he trains for. DREAM President Sadaharu Tanigawa has already confirmed that Overeem will fight for the vacant DREAM Heavyweight Title sometime in the first part of 2010, with one K-1 bout remaining on “The Demolition Man’s” contract.

    Tanigawa is well known for his financial muscle, and it looks like the FEG President will splash the money to bring Fedor and Overeem against each other. Both men are known for their huge popularity in Japan, what could light a spark of a new era for the Japanese MMA scene.

    Stay tuned to LowKick.com for an additional updates regarding the situation.

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    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MAMBA24ILL MAMBA24ILL

      This might be the only fight i really care about at this time. That and the chance of Fedor fighting in the UFC.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Krogan Krogan

      I wonder if the Strikeforce title will be on the line as well, it has felt for a long time like this fight had to happen. We all knew Overeem wouldn’t fight in USA so this was the only logical outcome.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/pranabowjake pranabowjake

      omg please say this fight happens at the saitama super arena

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Juliano Juliano

      THINK FEDOR proved to be another planet, but EMPRESARIOS HOW ARE THEY ALWAYS THINK THAT ARE TRYING TO CASH AND SPOIL A CAREER OF MAJOR STARS, FEDOR FIGHT FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR PUBLIC, COME TO UFC, conquer all LESNAR, FRANK MIR AMONG OTHERS, NAUM LEAVE EMPRESARIOS EMBARRASSED YOUR CAREER

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

      What will this fight prove again? That Fedor is the greatest fighter to ever fight in Strikeforce? Then he fights Werdum? Then who? Lashley?… Tim Sylvia again? Maybe Strikeforce will sign Dan Severn to fight him?

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/willhammy willhammy

      i think this article is B.S.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JuLz JuLz

      Why does it have to Prove anything……Its a fight worthy of the champ that Fedor is. Any true MMA fan would show nothing but respect and admiration for Fedor. I really dislike the current trend of disrespect and calling other fans nuthuggers. People who bash fighters are not genuine MMA fans. I am amazed by the skills and courage of any elite MMA fighter especially the greats like Couture, Fedor and Nog.
      Instead of bashing fighters, go down to your local MMA school and sign up. You will soon develop a respectful attitude while you gasp for air and tap out in under a minute.

      The only worthwhile fights left for Fedor are
      1) Lesnar – because he is HW champ
      2) Overeem – elite HW and very dangerous
      3) Velasquez – holy shit this guy is a beast and possibly next to become great

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Juliano Juliano

      every fighter who rises octagon has something to prove, if you think that has nothing to prove but does not enter the octagon, stink never fought lesnar, veslaquez and junior dos santos, viewers believe they can win some of these stink if you did not but nothing to prove and I think I smell better than all these, do not enter the octagon quit his career. and firm as a legend but it stopped early. striforce because the stench will not prove anything but it has no match, fedor is fighting only for money.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thewho thewho

      I believe its true

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/silva1975 silva1975

      Hope to see him fighting soon

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Rigo Rigo

      Fedor fighting overeem for the DREAM heavyweight title is
      more than any fan can ask!

      if DREAM secures Fedor , DREAM could become PRIDE again!

      i would love to see Fedor in the UFC , but him fighting on DREAM
      is way better than him fighting at strikeforce!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MMAeveryDay MMAeveryDay

      I think Overeem wants to fight Fedor in Japan so that he can boost on steroids and actually stand a chance.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UrHype UrHype

      Overroid playing his same old game.
      But I dont always believe what BloodyE-bone says. They have been proven wrong more than once.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/willhammy willhammy

      even if it is true if overeem beats him over in japan every1 will say fedor only lost beacuz of overeems steroid use and that its not a real win

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Pylore Pylore

      this means death for strikeforce.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Benafightfan72 Benafightfan72

      If he does not fight on strikeforce on CBS, strike force will not last much longer. If they can not get Fedor on that card then ther are gonna be done. Strikeforce cannot afford for him not to be there. It will be the beginning of the end. Even more so if he were to lose to overeem. I got nothing against Strikeforce but they need Fedor to keep any credibility, at least in the HW class.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UrHype UrHype

      Fedor owns part of M-1, it wouldnt be in his best interest to leave and bring the poifit down from his own investments.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UrHype UrHype

      Thats the main reason he isnt in the UFC right now & he wouldnt have signed with Strikeforce if he couldnt stay with M-1.
      IF M-1 goes close to bankruptsy, he will then consider moving for his benefit.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JiuJitsuBBQ JiuJitsuBBQ

      Honestly, I would be happy to see Fedor leave Strikeforce. I just don’t see any exciting match ups there.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thefuryy thefuryy

      overeem wil kill fedor!

      the fockers thats push weak we shall see….
      afther the fight..

      fedor will get killed

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/bantam bantam

      The contract the UFC offered Fedor was the highest amount any MMA fighter would have ever secured in a contract, around $30 million, and that contract wouldn’t have been for more than about five fights, so if Fedor would of came to the UFC and reigned as the dominate heavyweight he would of made more money than he could ever possibly imagined with K 1.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/terra2805 terra2805

      I think Fedor is slowly waking up to the fact that if he really wants to test himself against the best in the world there’s only one place to be and it isn’t SF, don’t get me wrong i do like SF and the variety they bring to the sport, like the womens divisions etc and they do now have some quality fighters, just not in the HW division. Dream would be a move in the right direction imo, if it materialises but ultimately there’s only one place he can go to prove that he IS the best HW on the planet and that’s the UFC and to be honest, i think there’s a few fighters at HW in the UFC that would beat Fedor which is probably why he’s so reluctant in the first place…….

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UrHype UrHype

      Its pretty hard for me to believe those rumors of 5 million a fight, the UFC doesnt even pay Lesnar a million a fight. No-one ever got a solid diclosure of what he was offered. Even Dana kept saying, lets just say it was a lot of money.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UrHype UrHype

      yes we will see if the rumor is true, and I’ll keep you to your word.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Rane Rane

      UFC better sign Fedor! Sucks that when I think Strikeforce has it together, the inevitable happens, UFC is monopolizing everything,

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/bantam bantam

      well yeah he said it was around 30 million

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MereDictum MereDictum

      I bet Dana is glad he never paired with K1- probably laughing his ass off at this stuff.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/instantko instantko

      I agree with you i think fedor really wants to cement his legacy and the only way to do that is to fight the best out there and beating the likes of lashley or werdum (no offense) will not do him any favours. IMO i dont think fedor is reluctant to join the ufc because he thinks there are fighters there that can beat him.. the dude shows no ****ing emotion… i dont think he cares.. unfortunatly his management team think differently.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

      I asked a simple question, and you get offended for no reason. I didn’t say Fedor isn’t the best did I?

      Any true MMA fan would let it go without criticism that Fedor is fighting bums in a crap organization. Period. There is legitimate competition for him, people who have a chance to beat him, not the roid-douche Overeerm, and not anybody in Strikeforce though.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

      Would not let it go without criticism.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

      It’s not about the money. Organizations like Affliction that pay huge purses, they simply tank. The UFC is a smarter business model, it’s better to have a sustainable organization to keep the sport alive. The good fighters make a lot of money with endorsements also.

      Nobody can seriously believe that Fedor as the dominant UFC champion, wouldn’t be making a lot more money than he would anywhere else.

      It’s not about money.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

      Let’s just wait for Strikeforce to tank, and for the UFC to buy up the 3-4 worthy fighters. Then we get to see Fedor either leave MMA and retire, or fight real competition.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Accyfist Accyfist

      hope this is more than just a rumour, i live in tokyo and if this is really happening, i’m getting tickets the second they’re out. need something big over here seen as the japanese won’t let the ufc in,

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Shanoo Shanoo

      Im sure i speak for everyone, i never bash fedor, but fcuk man people deep throat him so badly. Fedors great, yeah i watched every fight of his in pride, has he impressed me lately? no not really, beating has-been HW champs of a lackluster old HW divison. Good fights, yeah, solid opponents, no…. U think tim sylvia would beat brock or mir? never, arlovski? would get KO’d by struve.

      I like fedor, but M1 is holding back his career and robbing us of legendary fights, which would all take place in the UFC (Besides Overeem) So people arent bashing Fedor, theyre bashing his homo fan base…

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ston3pony ston3pony

      Agreed. Acknowledging that Fedor is not fighting anybody, that he’s not in a legitimate organization, does not constitute Fedor-bashing, it’s simply reality. There is nobody in Strikeforce to challenge him. Even in Japan with Overoids drugged out of his mind, it won’t be much of a fight.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UndefeatedOfWest UndefeatedOfWest

      omfg, make it happen!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/japanegro23 japanegro23

      Overeem needs to come fight in the states so he would be tested for roids. I don’t want that to be an excuse for the fight result.