A strange rumor surfaced on Halloween that had many scrambling to find out if Fedor Emelianenko had contracted the swine flu. It all started when someone posted, “Hello everybody/ ?????? ????!! Unfortunately i think that i got the flu, i hope i will get better very soon,” the person wrote on what was presumed to be Fedor’s Twitter account.
We quickly got in touch with Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz, who confirmed to us that the rumors were indeed false.
“Fedor doesn’t have a Twitter account. His health is fine,” Afromowitz told 5thRound.com. “Must be somebody playing games.”
With his highly anticipated Strikeforce debut less than six days away, any “news” pertaining to Fedor will certainly generate a buzz.
Emelianenko will be facing-off against undefeated heavyweight Brett Rogers at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” this Saturday night on CBS.
Here are the fighters slated to participate inside the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Shamar Bailey vs. John Kolosci
Mark Miller vs. Deray Davis
Christian Uflacker vs. Jonatas Novaes
Jeff Curran vs. Sam Thao
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Gegard Mousasi (Non-Title Bout – Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion)
Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva
Jason Miller vs. Jake Shields (Open Strikeforce Middleweight Title)
Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko (WAMMA Heavyweight Champion)