Scott Coker: “Fedor Emelianenko’s gonna fight sometime in July”

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker confirms the return of formerly ranked number one MMA fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko for some point this July, although his opponent is yet to be determined.

Coker, seaking via Sherdog.com, said:

“Fedor’s gonna fight sometime in July. It’s probably toward the end of July or mid-July, but we have fights with Fedor that we’re gonna honor and continue forward. We’re gonna do the co-branding exercise that we do with M-1 every time we do fights with them. The opponent has not been chosen, but I think having Fedor involved close to the tournament as an alternate is definitely a possibility.”

“You gotta perform. I think he did a good job against Silva, and that worked out the way he did, but he’s still a competitive fighter that can compete at the highest level on any given Saturday night. I think this next one’s gonna be very important. He’s gonna have to perform.”

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