Scott Coker wants Fedor vs Werdum II on Pay-per-ViewPosted on June 27, 2010, 12:28 PM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker discussed the possibility of the rematch between Fedor Emelianenko and Fabricio Werdum, declaring that the bout "should be a ppv". Coker refused to rule out the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem from the picture, declaring that the fight between Werdum/Fedor and the Dutchman should still happen. Here is what Scott Coker had to say about what's next in Strikeforce:
"I think more people are going to want to see the rematch. That's how I feel. Fedor Emelianenko is going to come back, and I wouldn't want to be the one to fight him in a rematch. You're going to see him come out with a vengeance.
That should be a pay-per-view fight," Coker said. "[Werdum vs. Emelianenko II] is a fight fans are going to want to see. He dethroned the king."
To me, Fabricio and Fedor is going to be a mega-fight that we should promote," Coker said. "I also think that Fabricio vs. Alistair, the rematch against our champion, is something Alistair is going to want and would be another big fight. I think that he fight between Fedor and Alistair should still happen, as well.
A lot of it is going to depend on what M-1 wants to do. They will have some say."
As for M-1 Global, Vadim Finkelstein seemed a little bit less interested in a rematch against Vai Cavalo: "We'll see. The future will show. Fabricio Werdum, this is the first fighter who managed to defeat Fedor. That's why I certainly would thing it would be a great thing to have a rematch to be able to prove that Fedor is still the best."
By defeating The Last Emperor, Fabricio Werdum cut the terrifying 28-fight winning streak of his opponent. In light of Fedor's loss, many people are considering the UFC 116 match-up between Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin as the decider on who is currently the best 265'er in the World. UFC 116 will take place next Saturday, on July 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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