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Fedor vs. Henderson Looking Like It’s Going to Happen

(Will watch.)

In spite of the fact that both former PRIDE champions are from completely different weight classes, it looks like a proposed bout between Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson and former pound-for-pound king Fedor Emelianenko has been agreed to in principle by both fighters.

According to a report by MMAFighting that cites Henderson’s manager Aaron Crecy as well as “a source with knowledge of the situation” and an unnamed rep from M-1 Global, Hendo and “The Last Emperor” have both said they would accept the fight if offered.

Crecy told Mike Chiappetta that reps from Strikeforce asked Henderson whether he would be willing to take the non-title bout at a 220-pound catchweight and that his client told them he would take the fight no matter what weight it was contested at.

“Dan has indicated he’d love to have the fight and he hasn’t shied away from that. He’d love to have the fight, and have it at heavyweight. He’s happy to challenge Fedor there. It’s a fight that can only be good for the fans, the promotion and fighters. Two icons, two legends of the sport. There’s no reason not to do it,” Crecy explained. “Dan certainly wants it from his end, he’s saying he wants the fight and he wanted to leave no reason for Fedor not to accept it. He’s not asking for a catch weight or 205. We’re not involved with the dialogue on other side. That’s between Strikeforce and M-1. We have respect for Fedor & M-1 management and we’re optimistic something will be worked out. If M-1 and Strikeforce work out what they need to work out, Dan will be excited to take the fight.”

According to Evgeni Kogan the anonymous M-1 source, the only thing left to hammer out would be the date and location of the event.

“It looks like [Henderson] wants the fight, and Fedor wants it, too,” he said.

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intercept440- April 13, 2011 at 9:25 am
and for the record fedor will smash the fuck out of hendo, so what if fedor was even able to move to 205, he still a much bigger stronger 205er than hendo will ever be. and if its catchwieght at like 220 or something fedor advantage
djp1988- April 13, 2011 at 8:24 am
According to that picture, Hendo can smell what Fedor is cookin'.
haus66- April 13, 2011 at 8:14 am
Double knockout from overhand right murder balls. It'll be kind of like Rocky 2 only nobody will get up.
RwilsonR- April 13, 2011 at 8:14 am
Fedor's never gonna make 205 with Carwin's torso.
RwilsonR- April 13, 2011 at 8:12 am
If Hendo didn't have the belt, I wouldn't care if this is a non-title fight. But Hendo should be defending that belt, or it is as irrelevant as his Pride welterweight belt, where it was constantly put on hold for non-title matches. If this fight is gonna happen, it should be at 205 and be for the belt.
flampoo- April 13, 2011 at 7:58 am
What's with the shitty Fedor shop?
ArmFarmer- April 13, 2011 at 7:32 am
Any fight between two big stars isn't pointless. I'll be looking forward to it.
jimbonics- April 13, 2011 at 7:27 am
If this fight is pointless then 96.66% of MMA fights are pointless.
Enjoy the show, boys.
rlh61- April 13, 2011 at 7:18 am
FBF...I agree completely. A belt doesn't have to be on the line for a fight to be worth watching. Neither does positioning in terms of who gets a shot next. Some fights are worth putting together just for the sake of potential...this being one of them.
intercept440- April 13, 2011 at 6:52 am
all this fight is about is to say that if fedor wins, he is still relevant and there for a big money draw for ppv fights...

If he loses , Zuffa will say he was overrated to begin with and they will not resign him so as to get rid of M-1 promotions

thas what i think anyways
knucklesamitch- April 13, 2011 at 6:40 am
That looks more like Lesnar's torso with photoshop replacing the "sword" tattoo with Fedor's cross necklace.
ArmFarmer- April 13, 2011 at 5:07 am
Sounds like Henderson see's this as an easy win over a legend in the sport. I think Henderson thinks that Fedor's done and is trying to cash in while the name Fedor is still worth something. Frankly.. I agree. Fedor nuthuggers can hate all they want, time will prove them wrong.
Mongrel- April 13, 2011 at 5:06 am
A drop to 205 is the smart move for Fedor. Not only because it's a more suitable weight class, but just imagine all the awesome fight opportunities now that Strikeforce is basically the UFC. We could potentially see Fedor vs Couture, Rampage... who knows, if he did really well, vs Jones?
I can only dream, but fuck... I don't give a shit how much of a Russian villager he may be, after this long in the sport he should be able to figure all this out on his own.
There's just no excuse. He's a professional athlete who weights 225 pounds. He's competed at the highest level of the sport for years and is still only 34. My grandma could cut 15-20 pounds in a week and still be alright.
steveharde- April 13, 2011 at 4:13 am
@Mongrel sorry.i get fired up. Fedor is my dad. and i agree 100% i think fedor at 205 is the only move for him.

fatbellyfrank- April 13, 2011 at 2:45 am
OK, I know i posted on another thread that maybe its time fedor rode off into the sunset, but a fight with hendo?205 or 220, this is a fight I'm excited about, 2 greats, gettin it on just for the sake of gettin it on, fuck the belts , lets just see who wins, maybe I'm missin some point or other, but if you dont think that would be worth watching, well, I just don't know what to say to you, except, "You sure you really like this sport?"
Dagnut- April 13, 2011 at 2:23 am
I don't understand the negative attitude regarding fedor? Is it because he's it because he never fought in the UFC? who cares if he's not the best any more he has entertained us for years and will continue to do so....write him off at your peril..I'm not a huge fan who thinks he can walk on water but anyone who thinks Henderson can walk through him at 205 has a surprise coming.
Call your self fight fans? who doesn't want to see this?
Henderson gets more and more respect from me every day...class act
Mongrel- April 13, 2011 at 1:47 am
You failed to read my post thoroughly. I clearly stated that, "If fought at a catch-weight, I hope he gets dropped by the H-Bomb and just leaves the scene."
Which means, if he's not man enough to cut down to a smaller opponents weight, he's not impressing me much.
'If Hendo doesn’t have a problem with the size difference why would you?? hater'
Because I want to see a fair fight. Just like you I don't think Fedor is 'washed up' just yet, and believe that on a good day, at 220, Fedor would eat Hendo for breakfast.
At 205, however, that's a lot more competitive.
I'm just sick of Fedor's management, mainly because they ducked Overeem. Now it's pretty clear that Fedor would likely lose a fight against Overeem. Not because he's 'washed up' but because he's much smaller, less fit, and getting older.
It's time for 205, no catch-weight bullshit, no excuses. Otherwise... he's finished.
steveharde- April 13, 2011 at 1:37 am
KING MO IS GARBAGE. he never should have won the title.... it was a BS. I think Musassi did more damage from the bottom.
steveharde- April 13, 2011 at 1:35 am
really long time fan huh???? long time fan that wants FEDOR to get KO and leave MMA. What fucking planet are you on where you think that a guy with 2 loses is done. He got Caught By and armbar in a fight wear he dropped a MUCH MUCH bigger fighter, then jumped in guard and started smashing.... and He split rounds with a monster in his second loss... where he still didnt quit.... I was there live.... silva was gases.... lucky doctor stopped it... he had none left and fedor was fine... when did guys with two loses start being washed up???? Anderson Silva Has More Losses. THANK GOD NOT EVERY ANDERSON SILVA FAN TURNED BAND WAGON BITCH AND SAID HE WAS WASHED AFTER HIS SECOND LOSS. You probably would like to see more GSP 50-45 fights too huh? And you do know there are REAL men out here that dont give a fuck how big anyone is.... If Hendo doesn't have a problem with the size difference why would you?? hater
PERPATRAITOR- April 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm
@scrameggs and mongrel
I agree 100%. If Fedor doesn't cut to 205, King Mo can't get his fight with Hendo yet.....and that's some ho shit.
SnackDaddy- April 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm
Last nail in Fedor's coffin. Wha-bam!
GroundFighterMMA- April 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm
@Cro Mag... so it is. I need a better monitor.
Mongrel- April 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm
If the fight takes place anywhere above 205, Fedor has a massive advantage.
Considering Dan is a MW-LHW and Fedor is a LHW-HW(In terms of weight), it's only fair that they meet in the middle.
I'd be pretty disappointed with Fatty if he doesn't choose to cut down for this fight. To the point where he becomes completely irrelevant to me - and this coming from a long-time fan.
If fought at a catch-weight, I hope he gets dropped by the H-Bomb and just leaves the scene.
ScrambledEggs- April 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm
Hendo will suffer the 1st KO loss of his career.

And those who think that a fight between two of the greatest fighters in MMA history is pointless well you're in don't have to watch it.
dham4201- April 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm
@Pen Fifteen

Tell me where you can get more than three cases of PBR for $50 and buy up and come over, i'll take three cases and stream this fight online for free because it's gonna be rad