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Old 04-11-2011, 03:12 PM
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It appears that a Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson super fight is in the works, and likely to take place at the July Strikeforce pay-per-view.

As MMAWeekly.com first reported, Henderson has already been slated for a return to action in July, but as of Saturday he hadn’t been formally offered the fight with Emelianenko.

Sources on Sunday confirmed that Strikeforce officials had first reached out to Emelianenko’s camp at M-1 Global to begin the negotiations to make the fight happen. ESPN.com initially reported the contact with Emelianenko’s camp about the potential of a Henderson fight.

The sticking point in the negotiations comes down to what weight the fight would take place at. Sources in Emelianenko’s camp have confirmed that the fighter is mulling over the idea of possibly dropping down to light heavyweight or doing an undisclosed catchweight bout with Henderson.

The other sticking point is the possibility of the fight airing on Showtime or a pay-per-view broadcast.

MMAWeekly.com first broke the news that Strikeforce was targeting a July date for a pay-per-view broadcast with former light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal facing Roger Gracie on the card.

One other major factor that will push the Emelianenko vs. Henderson fight to happen is the fact that Gegard Mousasi, who was the other fighter in the running to potentially face Henderson, ended up fighting to a draw with late replacement Keith Jardine in their bout at Saturday night’s Strikeforce show in San Diego.

If Mousasi had won, he could have been a possible opponent for Henderson in July as well, but with the fight ending in a draw, that all but eliminates him from contention for now.

If the deal gets done to put Emelianenko in the cage with Henderson, all signs are pointing towards a pay-per-view fight, but nothing is a official at this point.

It could be several weeks before everything is finalized because of the negotiating points that have to be ironed out.

If Fedor has to cut weight it may be good for him. I see him taking this
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:25 PM
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fedor should have been fighting at 205 always .. but i hope this goes through .. i think fedor rocks henderson, gets him on the ground and subs him ... should be good fight ..
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:30 PM
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Gotta love Henderson!!! But Fedor.. (even a "slipping" Fedor), may be too much for him...

IMO.. a Strikeforce PPV will not be a good thing..just not enought "top tier" fighters to make it a buyable card.. ... but that's just me prolly...
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Gotta love Henderson!!! But Fedor.. (even a "slipping" Fedor), may be too much for him...

IMO.. a Strikeforce PPV will not be a good thing..just not enought "top tier" fighters to make it a buyable card.. ... but that's just me prolly...
I agree this would be an amazing fight but I don't think its worthy of PPV.

I can see Fedor winning this but both of them have insane power!

I wonder what Fedor would be like Lighter and Im sure Faster!! I wonder if his power would be the same?
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:52 PM
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I'll have to root for Hendo!
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:54 PM
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Hendo baby!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:55 PM
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winner faces Randy... Or loser fights randy.... depending on what happens in the machida/Randy fight...
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:03 PM
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winner faces Randy... Or loser fights randy.... depending on what happens in the machida/Randy fight...
Gosh isn't Randy retiring yet? What is he waiting for? Geesh..
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:19 PM
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I agree with everybody that this would be a fun matchup. I'd be rooting for Hendo too but I don't know if he could handle Fedor.

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MMAWeekly.com first broke the news that Strikeforce was targeting a July date for a pay-per-view broadcast with former light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal facing Roger Gracie on the card.
Roger Gracie? Do we have to pronounce it "Hodger"?!?
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:17 PM
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Gosh isn't Randy retiring yet? What is he waiting for? Geesh..
not only is he not retiring but the ufc will probably give him a title shot if he beats lyoto
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