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Fedor vs Hendo quickly becoming reality

It sounds like Fedor vs Dan Henderson is really gonna happen. Sports Illustrated throws down and says both sides are game for the fight:

Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson are onboard to square off in a proposed late July bout on Showtime, sources from both fighters’ camps told on Saturday.

Strikeforce officials said discussions for the summer blockbuster bout are under way, but that many details, including what weight the headliner will be contested at, as well as the date and venue, still need to be ironed out before the deal can be signed. Talks are expected to pick up speed next week, according to sources.

Multiple sources have said that Emelianenko and his M-1 Global management team are proposing a catchweight bout between 215-220 pounds to make the match more appealing for Henderson. However, sources within Henderson’s camp indicated the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion wishes to meet the former Pride Fighting Championships kingpin at heavyweight.

Scott Coker shared some info on the situation as well over fight weekend:

“We asked Fedor if he’d come down to 205 [pounds], and that didn’t come to a good result,” said Coker. “So, you know, we’re going to keep pushing and hopefully have something to announce in the next two weeks or so. Right now, the fight’s not made yet. Sometimes it’s the little things – and I don’t want to get into the contract negotiations – but it’s the little things where somebody wants this, somebody wants that.”

For some reason, I don’t think the big sticking point will be what weight class gets draped over this fight. More realistically, any holdup will be over the match occuring on PPV, and all the complications that entails when you’re dealing with a company like M-1 Global. Oh, and don’t forget a guy like Dan Henderson who expects to get paid properly for a superfight like this.

  • CAP says:

    205 for the belt. No ice cream until after the fight Fedor.

  • frickshun says:


    What is wrong w/you dumbass motherfuckers??

    I don’t want to see a 205 lb guy fight at heavyweight. Let Fedor cut to 205 (NOT HAPPENING) or don’t fight.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    why cant tubby just cut? fuck keith jardine is cutting from 205 to 185 and he is at least as big as fedor should be, 2 inches taller in fact, and they are the same fucking age. Dan Henderson is older than jesus in MMA years but he still has the ability to drop weight effectivly. lazy russians… no wonder they lost

  • unclefesterdanawhite says:

    Isn’t Hendo a small light heavyweight too? I remember reading before that Hendo likes fighting at 205 because then he doesn’t really have to cut weight much (if at all). Pretty funny that Fedor’s management insists on fighting a blown up middleweight at no less than 215-220.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    Fedor will probably grab the cage like he did against Hendo’s old buddy Matt Lindland, also a blown up 185 fighter

  • agentsmith says:

    Randy Couture weighed 220 lbs when he fought James Toney and Big Nog, and you could still just barely see his abs.  Fedor’s about an inch shorter than Randy at 6-ft tall even, but he weighed 230 against Silva and Werdum, and had only one ab.

    I figure Fedor’s carrying 15-20 lbs of pure ice cream.  He could EASILY make 205 just by dieting for once in his life… if he did the kind of weight cut that most fighters do, he could probably even make 185.  If you think that’s crazy-talk, consider this: the only guy on Sherdog’s current top-10 middleweights list that’s under 6′-0″ is Hector Lombard, and he’s muscled like a body-builder.


  • glassjawsh says:

    awesome fight between two legends that i will absolutely watch the shit out of but also a fight that won’t mean DICK in the big picture

    fedor via armbar

  • iamphoenix says:

    i will suck my own dick and pee in my butt if fedor gets knocked out cold.

  • Take It Easy says:

    lol not only will tubby not cut any weight he insists on fighting a blown-up middleweight at 220 pounds

    kill yourself faildor

  • unclefesterdanawhite says:

    Even if Fedor lost 20 pounds of fat, he’d still be 210. Can’t expect him to sweat off 25 pounds to make 185 without shedding some muscle mass too. But considering that Gleison Tibau apparently is 188 come fight time (meaning he puts back on 33 pounds in a 24 hour period!), who fucking knows. These guys are fucking crazy with the weight cutting. If Gleison Tibau and his camp aren’t shitting us, then the dude weighs more than a lot of welterweights come fight time. Either way, Fedor could easily make 205. He’d probably be a small light heavyweight. Fedor would probably be best suited for Franklinweight (195), if not 185.

  • Take It Easy says:

    tubby would diet down to 205 easily too bad getting him to diet is like getting mousasi to train grappling

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    If he’s not willing to diet for three fucking weeks then he probably is done.

    I don’t think he needs to cut much weight. Maybe an hour or two in the sauna? He’s got enough muscle to sweat out that last five pounds easy. From what we’ve seen from other fighters, he could probably start the night before weigh-ins at the earliest and be fine.

  • scissors61 says:

    Fedor will probably grab the cage like he did against Hendo’s old buddy Matt Lindland

    that fight was in a ring. anyways, should be an interesting scrap. dont’ give too much of a shit what weight it happens at.