Scott Coker wants Fedor vs Overeem, winner to fight WerdumPosted on July 3, 2010, 11:50 AM by Daniel Cassidy
In an interesting move, Strikeforce President Scott Coker has called on Fedor Emilianenko to fight Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem, with the winner to meet Fabricio Werdum in the eventual future.
Speaking to Sherdog radio, Coker told them:
"My feeling is maybe Fedor should fight Alistair Overeem and whoever wins that fight gets to fight Fabricio Werdum. I would love to see that fight too, Alistair and Fedor, I would love to see that fight happen. Here's the thing, we just saw Fedor fight Werdum; I'm not saying we couldn't do the rematch [Fedor vs. Werdum] first but I'm saying there are a couple options on the table.
Until we sit down with M-1, we're just talking about different options and that [Fedor vs. Overeem] is one of the options."
In his last fight Fedor Emelianenko suffered a 69 second submission loss to Fabricio Werdum, the first "real" loss of the Russian's career. He currently has just one fight left on his Strikeforce contract, and his next move is anybody's guess.
Werdum currently has the world at his feet, since his shock win over The Last Emperor. Currently 14-4-1, the BJJ ace is in line for a title shot, but has already spoken of his desire to meet Fedor in a rematch. Werdum told the Striekforce Fedor vs Werdum post event press conference that he would like to go fight Fedor in his native Russia, "Rocky Balboa" style.
As fof Overeem, he silenced many critics with his first round man handling of heavy hitter Brett Rogers just last month, in his first American fight since winning the belt two years prior. Overeem made no secret of his desire to fight the winner of Fedor vs Werdum, and that being Werdum, he immediately stated he wanted to defend his belt against Werdum.