Strikeforce.com report removed, Fedor Emelianenko is NOT fighting Anderson Silva or Georges St. PierrePosted on July 11, 2011, 09:54 AM by Anton Gurevich
MMA fans around the world woke-up this morning to a shocking news, as a report on Strikeforce.com announced that "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko will fight the UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva "sometime after UFC 134".
Well, not really.
The "article" was quickly removed by Strikeforce webmasters, to the disappointment of those who believed Fedor is finally going to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. Bogus article also suggested that Georges St. Pierre will move up to Middleweight to face the winner of Fedor-Silva.
Our good friends over at BloodyElbow.com were quick enough to capture the original:
A dream super-fight is now a reality.
Fedor Emelianenko, who is now walking around at 215lbs, will be moving over to the UFC brand after his July 30th bout with Dan Henderson. Emelianenko's first fight will be none other than UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva.
The fight will take place sometime after UFC 134, which is headlined by Anderson Silva as he takes on Yushin Okami. Emelianenko vs Silva will likely take place at 205lbs. However, Fedor Emelianenko will beundergoing a test-cut after his fight with Dan Henderson. His management has agreed that if he can make the cut to 185lbs without much trouble and if Anderson Silva defeats Yushin Okami, then Fedor Emelianenko vs Anderson Silva will be contested at 185lbs and will be for the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Georges St. Pierre may also be in the mix if he is able to defeat UFC 137 opponent, Nick Diaz. If St. Pierre decides to move up to middleweight, he will be fighting the winner of Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko.