Report: Fedor-Silva Possible For 1/29 Strikeforce Event (Updated)

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DCRage
12/17/10 10:02:51AM
He's back. Fedor Emelianenko will make his long-awaited return to the cage when he takes on Antonio Silva on the upcoming Strikeforce card set for Jan. 29, according to MMA Weekly. If the report is true, it will mark the first time "The Last Emperor" will be in action since Fabricio Werdum tapped him in the first round with a triangle back in June. There's been confusion regarding the status of the Russian Sambo specialist, mainly due to issues with a long re-negotiation of his contract between his management, M-1 Global and Strikeforce. It looks like they've finally come to an agreement and it does not involve a rematch with Werdum or an oft-asked for fight with Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem. SF also has yet to announce the event.

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UPDATE: Both SF and M-1 Global say a deal HAS NOT been finalized. Said Fedor-Silva matchup also isn't set either. But both Strikeforce and M-1 officials say they're still negotiating a contract that includes the services of Emelianenko as well as co-promotional agreement that could bring M-1 Global events to Strikeforce broadcast partner Showtime. M-1 also says 1/29 "is not on the table".

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icantthinkofanything
12/17/10 10:23:53AM
Fedor training with extreme couture or any good American camp would be great for his career imo.

I expect Fedor to easily beat Big Foot with a solid punch in the first minute.

I still wanna see Fedor vs Brock

Fedor vs Carwin and especially

Fedot vs Jr.
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sparky
12/17/10 10:36:06AM
I wouldnt give up on Fedor just yet my friend. You would be making a huge mistake if you do he will smoke out the SF HW division just give him a little time!!!!
prozacnation1978
12/17/10 12:27:32PM
I hope the fight does happen

Wonder when josh barnett will make his strikeforce debut
ChokeUout
12/17/10 3:30:22PM
YEAH! Everyone excited about this one?

exactly, me neither
DCRage
12/17/10 3:44:28PM
Update: Both sides still talking, deal isn't done, don't count on 1/29 for Fedor-Silva.

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StriderXero
12/18/10 4:58:58AM
Its funny how people give up on a guy for losing one fight in his career. I still feel he's the greatest
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