Fedor Emelianenko ready to fight again

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4/9/11 10:04:37PM
Fedor Emelianenko has informed his camp that he would fight Dan Henderson in July, the heavyweight's management told ESPN.com on Saturday.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said an agreement to put two of the most heralded mixed martial arts fighters in the cage "is not done yet."

However M-1 Global's Apy Echteld, who represents Emelianenko and is in San Diego as part of Gegard Mousasi's camp for a Strikeforce bout against Keith Jardine at the Valley View Casino Center, said it could be completed as soon as Sunday.

"He agreed. He's ready to fight," Echteld said of Emelianenko.

The "Last Emperor" has recently traveled to Holland to work on his fitness, striking and grappling in Holland. While the option of dropping to light heavyweight was considered, Emelianenko would prefer to remain in the heavyweight division.

"With his progress from training, I can only think he'll be back the way he was," Echteld said of the former Pride champion, who's fallen in consecutive fights for the first time in his storied career. "If he doesn't win, he'll make his own decisions like he does now. If he stops, he stops. But if he wins, I think he'll continue fighting."

4/9/11 10:14:10PM
LETS DO IT AT LHW.... WAR FEDOR!!!!!!!!!!!!
4/10/11 1:00:49AM
for sure. he doesnt belong in the HW division anymore. and at 225lbs with quite a bit of body fat fedor could do LHW or even middle weight.
4/10/11 8:37:17PM
Fedor's first ever weight cut, I wonder if he'll diet
4/10/11 8:45:06PM
He's needed to move down for quite some time now. Glad to see he's realising that.
4/10/11 11:11:22PM
I reckon it's a smart move for Feodor to drop to LHW he can do more damage in the division because the other LHW's are similar in size and strength whereas in HW he is outmatched in those areas plus he will beat Hendo IMO.
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