Strikeforce.com: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Anderson Silva Report is BOGUS

Written by Tom Ngo
July 11th, 2011

M1 Global Strikeforce Fedor Emelianenko

It’s just another manic Monday, at least it was for the folks over at Strikeforce this morning. Apparently, a hacker tapped into the company’s website and reported heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko would transition over to the UFC to challenge middleweight champ Anderson Silva for his crown.

If that wasn’t enough awesomeness for the early AM, the troll went on to state the winner of that super-fight would then meet UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre.

Strikeforce brass immediately denied the bogus report and removed the post from their official website. However, it doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen…

Here is what the article originally claimed:

“Fedor Emelianenko Moving to UFC; Will Fight Anderson Silva”

A dream super-fight is now a reality.

Fedor Emelianenko, who is now walking around at 215lbs, will be moving over to the UFC brand after his July 30th bout with Dan Henderson. Emelianenko’s first fight will be none other than UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva.

The fight will take place sometime after UFC 134, which is headlined by Anderson Silva as he takes on Yushin Okami. Emelianenko vs Silva will likely take place at 205lbs. However, Fedor Emelianenko will be undergoing a test-cut after his fight with Dan Henderson. His management has agreed that if he can make the cut to 185lbs without much trouble and if Anderson Silva defeats Yushin Okami, then Fedor Emelianenko vs Anderson Silva will be contested at 185lbs and will be for the UFC Middleweight Championship.

Georges St. Pierre may also be in the mix if he is able to defeat UFC 137 opponent, Nick Diaz. If St. Pierre decides to move up to middleweight, he will be fighting the winner of Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko.

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