While Fedor Emelianenko has made his desire to rematch Fabricio Werdum quite clear, it may be a rematch that will have to wait if Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has his way.
“They’re pushing for Fabricio Werdum, and I just don’t know if that fight makes a whole lot of sense next,” Coker said in a recent conversation with USA Today. “As we start negotiating the date and who he’s fighting, I’m sure that we have a lot to work through.”
Emelianenko curently has one fight left on his contract with Strikeforce. A contract Coker would likely enjoy seeing extended.
“Whether it’s Overeem or whether it’s Kharitonov or whether it’s ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, or anybody that we put Fedor in the ring next to … I think we’d rather see another fight before he fights Fabricio, instead of getting a rematch,” said Coker. “Bigfoot Silva and Fedor, that would be another great fight.”
No announcement has been made in regards to the next move for Emelianenko, Werdum, Overeem, Kharitonov or ‘Bigfoot’ Silva at this point but it looks likely that they will be facing one another, one way or the other.