Coker expects to book Fedor vs. loser of Werdum/Overeem

by Michael David Smith | source:

Two days after Fedor Emelianenko suffered his second consecutive loss and said in his post-fight interview that it might be time to walk away, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said he expects Fedor to return rather than retire.

And Coker already has an opponent for Fedor in mind: The loser of the April 9 bout between Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum.

"If the fighter doesn't want to fight you're not gonna want him to fight," Coker told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. "If the fighter doesn't want to fight the promoter doesn't make him fight. And if he wants to retire then it's time to walk away. But I don't think that's the case ... and I think the loser of Overeem and Werdum, that would be a great fight for Fedor."

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Largenj site profile image  

2/15/11 10:41 PM by Largenj

Monsters Ball = OWNED!!

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2/15/11 6:51 PM by yhknq

give it a rest with my shilling?this comment coming from someone who puts out 1500 posts a month with more than 3/4 of those nothing more than dana bashing or strikeforce is so enjoyable postsi have a different opinion douche bag try talking about something other than organization vs organization you have quickly become the biggest douche bag on this site

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2/15/11 9:10 AM by SinCityHustler

 That was an example of his will to survive.  His fighting spirit was still n the locker room awaiting Fedor's return.   Silva beat it out of him and it made a hasty exit from the arena.  

jellyman site profile image  

2/15/11 7:52 AM by jellyman

Disagree, he was going for a footlock at the end of the round.

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2/15/11 7:48 AM by Ktaco

He would beat Werdum the second time around no doubt. Overeem would be tougher at this point, but for all you saying he would murder Fedor just lol. He wouldn't KO Fedor standing, and he won't be able to hold him down like Bigfoot could.

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2/15/11 7:36 AM by Largenj


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2/14/11 11:55 PM by LilRoyNelson

this is the happy someone is off of Fedor's nuts

shanoknowsmma site profile image  

2/14/11 11:53 PM by shanoknowsmma

Fedor's time has come...and gone.Face it.

LilRoyNelson site profile image  

2/14/11 11:51 PM by LilRoyNelson

if this happens one of three things need to happen....first either Fedor needs to get a better, more serious training camp....two, he needs to get on the juice like Thiago Silva.....or three, he needs to open the fight with a glove tap and then tapout

Gibrawk site profile image  

2/14/11 10:56 PM by Gibrawk

Fuck no if Overeem loses. I can't fake watching Fedor get smashed again. Needs more horse meat.