Since Fedor Emelianenko's shocking submission loss to Fabricio Werdum this summer, Strikeforce boss Scott Coker has been trying to get him back in the cage. Werdum and Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem were both much discussed as potential opponents for the enigmatic Russian, but it was not to be. Contract re-negotiations with M-1 Global drug on and on for the rest of the year.
Now there are claims that a resolution is very near at hand. MMA Weekly has the skinny:
It appears Fedor Emelianenko and M-1 Global have come to an agreement to return to the Strikeforce cage, and the former top heavyweight is in discussions to meet Antonio Silva on the Jan 29 card.
The Jan 29 card has been in discussion for some time and while Strikeforce hasn't made any official announcement, several fighters including Nick Diaz and Jason "Mayhem" Miller are rumored to be on the show.
We'll have more as it develops.
Loss Fabricio Werdum Submission (Triangle Armbar) Strikeforce
Win Brett Rogers TKO (Punches) Strikeforce
Win Andrei Arlovski KO (Punch) Affliction
Win Tim Sylvia Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Affliction
Win Mike Kyle TKO (Punches) Strikeforce
Win Andrei Arlovski Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce
Loss Fabricio Werdum Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce
Win Jim York Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Sengoku