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Old 04-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default Fedor vs Henderson (non title fight) @HW or a CW is the target for SF late summer

Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Dan Henderson and famed heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (31-3 MMA, 1-2 SF) could meet at a late-summer event, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed on Saturday.

However, neither the bout nor the event details have been finalized.

With the organization moving closer to the non-title fight, a sticking point seems to be at what weight the fight will be contested. According to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Emelianenko prefers a catchweight of 215-220 pounds, though Henderson's camp wants the fight take place in the heavyweight division (meaning 265 pounds would be the maximum weight).

Emelianenko, who spurned a UFC offer to fight for Strikeforce, and Henderson, who left the UFC on a three-fight win streak in 2009, now find themselves fighting for an organization recently acquired by the UFC's parent company. However, Coker told MMAjunkie.com that, as with past Emelianenko fights, the July event would be a co-promotion with M-1 Global, with which the UFC has a rocky relationship.

The July event also could mark Strikeforce's pay-per-view debut.

"We're going to have him fight in July, and we will honor the co-promotion aspect with M-1," Coker said in March. "Nothing changes for them on that front, and it's business as usual."

Emelianenko most recently suffered an upset loss to Antonio Silva in the opening round of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix. Coupled with a loss to Fabricio Werdum this past June, which snapped a 27-fight win streak, Emelianenko briefly considered retirement before the Henderson discussions began.

Henderson recently scored a third-round TKO of Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante to win the Strikeforce belt. The 40-year-old Olympian, a former two-division champ in PRIDE, now has won five of his past six fights.

"Obviously, he's still one of the top guys out there in the world, and it would be a huge challenge," said Henderson, who's fought in the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. "It would interest me to go up (in weight)."
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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Should be a great fight. Battle of the epic right hands
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #4
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Great idea. Two Pride ATGs squaring off... and a rare chance for Fedor to be the bigger man in the cage!
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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I wish I could find the thread where this fight was proposed a couple years ago. I wonder if we'll be seeing any "Fedor by anything wants" and "Fedor by ****" predictions leading up to this one.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:12 PM   #6
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I wish I could find the thread where this fight was proposed a couple years ago. I wonder if we'll be seeing any "Fedor by anything wants" and "Fedor by ****" predictions leading up to this one.
I remember one right after Hendo KOed Wanderlei and he said he wanted this. I told everyone never count out Dan Henderson. I wouldnt be shocked if he KOed Fedor.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:20 PM   #7
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I would love to see this fight. Go for it and make it happen.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:33 PM   #8
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Fedor is going to destroy Henderson if this happens.
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I wish I could find the thread where this fight was proposed a couple years ago. I wonder if we'll be seeing any "Fedor by anything wants" and "Fedor by ****" predictions leading up to this one.
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I remember one right after Hendo KOed Wanderlei and he said he wanted this. I told everyone never count out Dan Henderson. I wouldnt be shocked if he KOed Fedor.
Sadly, this was my first thought. I didn't think "**** yeah, I get to see Fedor smash someone", I thought "****, I hope he doesn't get knocked out". There's no reason to suspect he would, but Henderson is very ****ing dangerous and I hope Fedor gets his head in the game for this one.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:09 PM   #10
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You gotta love Dan Henderson. The man will fight anyone.... and has just about fought everyone.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:30 PM   #11
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Two classy hall of famers. This could be interesting.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #12
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You gotta love Dan Henderson. The man will fight anyone.... and has just about fought everyone.
Yup Big Nog, Lil Nog, Wanderlei, Arona, Renzo, Babalu, Feijao, Anderson, Rampage, Bustamante, Bisping, Palhares, Franklin, Belfort, Shields there really isnt too many guys left to fight.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:50 AM   #13
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SF are literally just trying to live off of his name. There seems to be no real interest in helping Fedor rebuild.

I think Fedor should be fighting the alternates like Rosario. A level down but the sort of guys he can rebuild against.

I think SF think he is done and are hoping for one of their fighters to get another win.
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SF are literally just trying to live off of his name. There seems to be no real interest in helping Fedor rebuild.

I think Fedor should be fighting the alternates like Rosario. A level down but the sort of guys he can rebuild against.

I think SF think he is done and are hoping for one of their fighters to get another win.
If Fedor takes a beating from Henderson , a) ill be ****in amazed and b) he should retire

Fedor vs Henderson is a rebuilding fight for Fedor
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