WAMMA champion Fedor Emelianenko would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! The baddest heavyweight on the planet emerged from his holiday hibernating to let everyone know he’s already training for his next opponent, just don’t ask him who or when.
Here’s what the charismatic Russian posted on his official website:
“it’s been a while but I am back. Back home and back in training! I hope everyone had a nice NYE and I would like to congratulate my M-1 team member and friend Gegard Mousasi with his win in Japan. I have also fought in Japan on NYE and it’s always something special. I am glad to be back in training and I am glad that I have a goal to train for. I hope I can announce very soon when, where and who I will fight next. For now I am just focusing on training and on my family, and that is what I like to do the most. I promise to keep you up-dated…
Although everyone remains tight-lipped about Strikeforce’s April event, it is believed Emelianenko will once again star in that CBS primetime broadcast. Word on the street is UFC fallout Fabricio Werdum will get next dibs at MMA’s Terminator.
In his Strikeforce debut this past August, the former Pride heavyweight champion posted a sick 2ndRound knockout of then-undefeated Brett Rogers. Prior to the fight, Rogers was an opponent Team Fedor deemed worthy, however after seeing the 265-pound clash, he clearly was not.
Werdum, who was released by the UFC earlier this year after posting a mundane 2-2 Octagon record, boasts a respectable 13-4-1 overall mark and is perfect in his two scraps for Strikeforce. He was last seen taking a hard-fought unanimous decision over Antonio “Big Foot” Silva on that same “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” fight card.
If this bout comes to fruition, it will be interesting to see what Werdum is able to bring to the cage that Emelianenko’s previous 27 opponents weren’t … or Fedor will steamroll him like he has everyone else for the last nine years.