With the news that Emelianenko was set to return to action for Bellator in an event taking place October 23 in Moscow, Russia, a number of names have been in contact with Scott Coker to fight “The Last Emperor” next.
Among them include Josh Barnett, Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem to name a few. We can now comfortably add Werdum’s name to that list despite him being the first fighter to stop Emelianenko’s legendary unbeaten run.
The former UFC heavyweight champion also took a dig at the Russian MMA legend in the process with some recent tweets.
“IF fedor The 🐐 do you need revenge from me HEY I’m ready to go to Russia”
“Fedor was never the goat because I killed the 🐐 @ScottCoker let’s go”
This follows Werdum’s tweets prior where he hyped up a rematch.
Werdum notably submitted Emelianenko in the first round when they clashed at a 2010 Strikeforce headliner. As a result, the Brazilian ended Emelianenko’s 28-fight unbeaten run at the time.
Do you want to see a rematch between them?