Fedor Emelianenko: “Strikeforce is struggling to find me a serious opponent”

Formerly ranked number one heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko has revealed Strikeforce is struggling to find him a serious opponent with Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum either unwilling or unable to fight.

Emelianenko, speaking via MixFight.ru, said:

“I have said many times that I have nothing to do with match-making. Right now, Strikeforce is struggling to find me a serious opponent. Alistair Overeem keeps finding all sorts of excuses not to fight me. The remaining stars have lost in their recent fights, so the promotion has no desire to put them up against me. And Fabricio Werdum is still recovering from his surgery. In addition, I have only one fight remaining with Strikeforce.”

“I’m yet to decide whether I’m going to continue my fighting career after this contract expires. Also, my candidacy nominated for the Post of Deputy in Belgorod Regional Duma, and if I’m elected, I think, will defend the interests of the people and try to do my best efforts for the development of sport. But again, I think it’s too early to talk about it. I have to finalize the contract and prepare for my last bout.”

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