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Rumors About Fedor Emelianenko Fighting Alistair Overeem Mounting As Strikeforce Does Nothing to Clarify

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One report states that Strikeforce will run an event in Nashville, Tennessee on 4/17 with Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson as the main event, along with Bobby Lashley (and Herschel Walker?) on the fight card. Fedor is not expected to appear at the event.

Henderson vs. Shields should be fine and I don't see how Fedor on the fight card would have been a huge plus. Sure, it would be nice to see him fight Alistair Overeem, but I've always counted on that fight happening in DREAM because of the amount of money that K-1 could put up to make that fight happen. A suggestion perhaps - have the fight happen in Japan on the same day as a Strikeforce CBS event and just air the taped fight on the CBS telecast that same day.

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Post #1   2/22/10 7:42:24PM   

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Of course it would have to be in Japan and on tape delay. How else could we see Fedor vs Alistair. AO will never fight in the US again!!!NEVER!!!!!

Post #2   2/22/10 10:39:21PM   

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With friends like those in the picture, Fedor doesn't need any enemies.

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Posted by ncordless

With friends like those in the picture, Fedor doesn't need any enemies.



I was thinking the same thing....

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From the Link

Emelianenko's stock has risen over the past few years, with international success, but with Fedor's recent fight contracts looking at around $2.3 million when all is said and done ($300,000 to Fedor, $1mil to M-1 co-promotion, $1mil to Vadim for 'consulting'), this fight could come at a steep price.




THIS THIS THIS, is why fedor wont end up in the UFC, dana will not deal with that bullshit, fedor needs to ditch vadim and M-1, his legacy is going to have a huge blackmark on it if he nevers signs for the UFC, this was the downfall of boxing, dirty money hungry promoters and is the main reason i want the UFC to monopolize MMA,

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Post #5   2/23/10 9:00:22AM