Sources: Tapout Radio and fiveouncesofpain.com
– Strikeforce has scheduled a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, with Fedor.
– Strikeforce President Scott Coker was on Tapout Radio Monday night, and discussed the signing of Fedor Emelianenko as well as their plans for him…
“I think that was something that was really important to M-1. They were looking for a partner, just like they had with Affliction. I think branding is important to them, and I think we’ve provided a good platform for them to do some good branding in America. We’ve done co-promotions before so it wasn’t really an issue to us. I think it just worked out. When two companies have common goals in mind, good things can happen. Basically it’s three fights over the next year, and we’ll start in the Fall some time.
[Fedor] and Alistair Overeem should be an amazing fight, and people that haven’t seen Alistair, you know, he’s an amazing fighter. I think we should do a couple of fights and build that one up, and then let their champion fight our champion, and let’s see what happens. We’re hoping that Alistair will be ready to fight in the Fall, and we can put him on one of the cards with Fedor, and not fight against each other but fight against someone else, and let’s build that fight up.”