Emelianenko who carries the nick name "The Last Emperor" will meet
Brazilian Fabricio Werdum (13-4-1) on Strikeforce's SHOWTIME and M-1 event
Saturday, June 26th. "I'm very happy to be back and fighting in the
United States. I'm honored to be fighting Fabricio Werdum and I expect a
great fight on June 26th," Fedor told the media. Always a
conservative man when it comes to answering the media's questions, Fedor
carries himself like a politician. Perhaps that is why he is considering
running for office. Fedor was one of 58 names listed on the United Russian
ballot, the most popular party. Fedor hopes for a position as a regional
representative in Belgorod, the province that encompasses his home town of
Stary Oskol. We will see if after his Strikeforce contract ends whether
he will take on the political realm and battle issues on a democratic platform.
But for this week, Fedor will remain focused on fighting Werdum, who is a
Superstar back in his home country of Brazil.
played on the fact that this bout will be a revenge fight for Fedor considering
Werdum beat his brother Aleksander several years ago via a triangle choke.
Despite the first round tapout, Fedor should not be too worried,
Aleksander's MMA skills are not even on the same level. With that being said, Fedor
should be focused on how his style will personally fair against the slick jiu
jitsu black belt that successfully beat Antonio Silva, Brandon Vera, Gabriel
Gonzaga and Alistar Overeem.
Fedor, a man
of subdued emotions is said to carry the future of Strikeforce in his hands.
This Saturday's fight is hoping to keep Fedor's 27 fight winning streak
going and launch Strikeforce towards the PPV path. Scott Coker Strikeforce CEO
seems to be placing Fedor in the savior seat, Fedor vaguely expressed his future plans should he win, fulfilling
Coker's dream for Strikeforce. "I'd like to finish my career without any losses
and at that point we'll see what God has planned for me. While I am an
athlete and while I'm fighting I will not pursue a career in politics.
What happens after that we'll see. But I don't have an intention to
do both at the same time," told Fedor via his translator at this weeks press
Tickets for STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum are on
sale at the HP Pavilion box office, all Ticketmaster locations (800) 745-3000,
Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com) as well as www.strikeforce.com.
For more information, please also visit www.M-1GLOBAL.com.