It appears that the long rumored bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson is slowly coming to fruition.
Mike Whitman of Sherdog.com reported that the bout is likely to take place at the Strikeforce event in July.
Emelianenko was the long time Pride heavyweight champion and was undefeated for a very long time. The perennial top heavyweight has recently gone on the first two fight losing streak of his illustrious career. Henderson is the former Pride welterweight and middleweight champion, and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion. Both men are interested in this bout and it should only be a matter time before it is signed.
Evgeni Kogan, M-1 Global's director of global operations, said that “Fedor and M-1 have previously agreed to the fight with Dan Henderson at heavyweight" , alluding to the fact that perhaps it is the other side that is holding up the negotiations.
There has been speculation as to whether this card will be broadcast on Showtime or whether it will be the first ever Strikeforce pay-per-view.
Kogan went on to reiterate that M-1 Global is ready to make this fight a reality. “There have been no hang-ups from M-1 in any of these matters. We’ve agreed that this bout would take place in mid-summer and have been equally clear on our acceptance of the fight being either a Showtime event or a Showtime pay-per-view,” he said.