M-1: Fedor Emelianenko fighting Fabricio Werdum in May, off planned April CBS card

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emfleek
2/25/10 3:52:23PM
After weeks of doubt about the fighter's once-expected participation, Fedor Emelianenko will not, in fact, fight in April during Strikeforce's return to CBS airwaves.

According to a report from MMAFighting.com, M-1 officials today said at M-1 Selection Eastern European press conference that Emelianenko will fight Fabricio Werdum – but not until May.

Strikeforce officials have not confirmed plans for the April show, but as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported on Wednesday, it could move to Showtime (or be delayed altogether) now that Emelianenko won't be involved.

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Gogoplatapus
2/25/10 4:04:32PM
Strikefail
TheBestEVER
2/25/10 5:06:25PM
Fedor fears UFC heavyweights
Jackelope
2/25/10 5:38:34PM

Posted by TheBestEVER

Fedor fears UFC heavyweights



Please, nobody feed the
prozacnation1978
2/25/10 5:56:39PM
4 fights on card has to be hendo vs shields
melendez vs aoki

maybe rodgers vs anotnio silva
and maybe diaz may face someone
warglory
2/25/10 9:17:51PM
What is the point of having the best heavyweight in the world in your company if you don't have him fight for the title? It makes no sense...
CwB
2/25/10 9:27:50PM

Posted by warglory

What is the point of having the best heavyweight in the world in your company if you don't have him fight for the title? It makes no sense...



What is the Point of having a HW champion that wont defend his belt?
warglory
2/25/10 11:06:28PM

Posted by CwB


Posted by warglory

What is the point of having the best heavyweight in the world in your company if you don't have him fight for the title? It makes no sense...



What is the Point of having a HW champion that wont defend his belt?



You're right, and the fact that Strikeforce allows that to happen after over a year since Alistair acquired the belt is pretty ridiculous. Either he defends it, or he is stripped.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
2/25/10 11:56:54PM
Mousasi is still fighting Lawal and then he is free from his strikeforce contract and recently found freedom from M1, ya know what that means...ufc
cowcatcher
2/26/10 12:08:12AM
its sad because SF has some decent HW talent at the top that fedor has never faced that would make for interesting matchups. im glad hes finally fighting werdum, but i think overeem would have been the ideal matchup at this point for him. either way though, the HW division in all of MMA is as strong as its ever been and thats a very good thing.
BDON911
2/26/10 1:51:45AM
So move the CBS broadcast to May. Problem solved
warglory
2/26/10 4:43:26PM

Posted by BDON911

So move the CBS broadcast to May. Problem solved



CBS probably books their television schedule far in advance, it's hard to just take a 3 hour chunk out of broadcasting time for a special I'd imagine
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