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Play The Man 08-03-2009 06:07 PM

Fedor Signs With Strikeforce


After last week's negotiations with the UFC failed due to co-promoting demands, Fedor Emelianenko has instead signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC's biggest competitor, Strikeforce.

The organization today announced it has signed Emelianenko (30-1) to a multi-fight deal that will have him fight under the Strikeforce banner in events co-headlined M-1 Global. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

No specific date has been determined for his first Strikeforce fight, but Emelianenko will make his promotional debut this fall on Showtime, according to today's announcement.

"I am looking forward to going back to work and fighting at the highest level," Emelianenko stated. "Strikeforce is a top fight promotion that houses some of the greatest fighters in the world. I am prepared to fight any of them."

County Mike 08-03-2009 06:10 PM

Figured he'd end up with Strikeforce. Was the only org left that made sense.

matthughesfan21 08-03-2009 06:15 PM

I couldn't care less anymore

Llamafighter 08-03-2009 06:16 PM

Not surprising, but a little disappointing. It's only 3 fights so hopefully they'll bring in some big dogs to face him. I'd love to watch Fedor stomp Overeem.

Irish Pride 08-03-2009 06:22 PM

I like this Dana quote about M-1 wanting to co-promote:


ďItís like Brett Favre negotiating with one of the football teams and saying, yeah, Iím gonna be your 50-percent partner. Itís like, what?Ē


Buzzard 08-03-2009 06:30 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing him fight.

Irish Pride 08-03-2009 06:38 PM

I'm looking forward to him fighting too. Wonder who he's gonna fight?

matthughesfan21 08-03-2009 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by Irish Pride
I'm looking forward to him fighting too. Wonder who he's gonna fight?

Brett Rodgers, maybe? hmmm...that should be a thriller:rolleyes:

Preach 08-03-2009 06:54 PM

Fedor vs The entire weight division

Spiritwalker 08-03-2009 07:27 PM

I find it hard to belive that Strikeforce can pay him any real cash.. over the UFC wallet at least.. got to be the M1-Global addtion..,180418

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