Scott Coker reveals Fedor could re-enter the heavyweight grand prix as alternate

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker has revealed that Fedor Emelianenko’s involvement in the heavyweight grand prix could be far from over after he said the formerly ranked number one fighter on the planet could return as an alternate if one of the eventual semi-finalists picks up an injury.

Coker, speaking at the post-fight press conference, said:

“There’s absolutely a possibility he could be a replacement. That’s the beauty of the tournament. You don’t know what could happen in the next leg of the tournament. As this tournament unwinds over the year, there could be an injury, and you could see Fedor back in the tournament.”

“It was a tough fight out there. Like Alistair (Overeem) said, Fedor always comes back in the third round. But he didn’t get a chance today. (With) the stoppage today, I don’t think Fedor could see. He may have even had an orbital fracture, but safety comes first. He’ll have another day. You know how that goes. Guys get very emotional after fights. We’ll see.”

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