Rumor: Fedor Emelianenko could be on his way to the UFC?Posted on September 8, 2010, 10:23 AM by Anton Gurevich
Well, it looks like the Fedor-Strikeforce saga continues. According to various sources, "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko could be on his way to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, after his management renewed the negotiations with Dana White's promotion. The identity of Fedor Emelianenko's last opponent on his Strikeforce contract remains unknown, which is thought to be a cataclyst for the renewal of talks with the UFC.
Only a few days ago, Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem was also involved in an internet rumor regarding his future in the San Jose-based promotion. "The Demolition Man" was heavily linked with a move to the UFC after his Strikeforce contract expires, which was quickly labeled by Overeem himself as "not true".
Alistair Overeem recently declined Fedor Emelianenko's official challenge due to his K-1 WGP obligations, before stating on one of the Dutch MMA forums that he is willing to fight "The Last Emperor" after his quest for the K-1 title. Considering recovery time and preparations process, Overeem could be ready for February-March of 2011, relatively at the same time of Fabricio Werdum's forecasted return.
Fedor Emelianenko's last fight was on June 26th against Fabricio Werdum, who managed to defeat the iconic "Last Emperor" via a perfectly executed Armbar/Triangle Choke combination. Since then, fighters such as Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Sergei Kharitonov, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and even King Mo had their names involved in speculations to square off against the 32-2 Emelianenko.
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