Sengoku Joins Fedor Emelianenko Sweepstakes

Written by Tim Ngo
August 2nd, 2009

World Victory Road director Takahiro Kokuho has stated his promotion’s intentions of going after the most prized free agent in MMA, Fedor Emelianenko. One advantage that Kokuho’s World Victory Road has is Fedor’s respect for the very loyal Japanese MMA fans.

With Affliction’s closure as an MMA promotion, Kokuho told Sherdog, “Many of the fighters’ contracts have automatically moved to Zuffa.”

Obviously Fedor’s contract was not the same as most of the other fighters and that will allow him to play the field.

After turning down the UFC’s offer, Fedor can now turn to promotions like Strikeforce and World Victory Road to see which promotion can best use his talents.

“We have also been interested in Chris Horodecki and, of course, Fedor Emelianenko,” Kokuho confirmed.

The promotion also expects to be able to get Jorge Santiago and Takanori Gomi back into the fold.

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