As with many things involving Strikeforce, Hendo vs Fedor coming together magically was just too good to be true. According to M-1 Global, the Easter Bunny isn’t real, Santa Claus is a fake, and Fedor hasn’t even been asked about a Dan Henderson fight:
A report from “Fighters Only” also stated that Emelianeko is considering a drop to light heavyweight for a shot at Henderson belt.
But Kogan said the frontrunner for Emelianenko’s next fight is the loser of a non-title bout between Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum that takes place in the quarterfinals of the grand prix.
Emelianenko vs. Overeem or Werdum would ideally take place in late summer.
I kinda thought the whole “Fedor dropping down to 205” thing was a bit far fetched, but I was eager enough for the fight to happen at any weight to dismiss things completely. Plus Fighters Only is usually on the ball, and they sounded pretty certain about the fight happening in 2011.
But even if it doesn’t, at least we have Fedor vs the loser of Overeem / Werdum, which will be awesome whatever way it goes.