Vadim Finkelstein says Fedor Emelianenko is training in full force for Fabricio WerdumPosted on May 16, 2010, 08:30 AM by Anton Gurevich
M-1 Global boss Vadim Finkelstain declared that the WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko began his preparations for the fight against Fabricio Werdum in full force. Finkelstein revealed that "The Last Emperor" runs 20km every day, and is looking forward working on his striking with some of the best Dutch kickboxers:
"Fedor does a morning cross country of 15 kilometers of every day. On the daytime he trains in his gym, and then runs another 5 km during the evening. We are expecting some of the best Dutch kickboxers to arrive in our camp during the next few days. Fedor says that he has plenty to learn from them, especially when it comes to leg kicks.
At the end of May, Showtime will shoot their Fight Camp 360 show, but Fedor Emelianenko is not a huge fan of all that media mess. He always asks the reporters to finish the shooting in one or two days, instead of five. On June 14th we are expecting to arrive in the United States of America, two weeks of adaptation will be more than enough for him. I spoke to him yesterday on the phone and he told me that he is in an excellent shape, ready to defend his title."
Fedor Emelianenko and Fabricio Werdum will square off on June 26th at the 19,000-capable HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The bout was originally scheduled for Strikeforce: Nashville on April 17th, but was postponed due to the contractial dispute between Scott Coker's Strikeforce promotion and M-1 Global.