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Fedor’s Strikeforce Future Could Be Determined This Week

(…and I want Gus Johnson’s make-up artist to get me ready for each show.)

With just one fight remaining on his current Strikeforce contract, Fedor Emelianenko‘s future with the California-based promotion could be decided this week, according to the Russian heavyweight’s manager Vadim Finkelchtein.

In an interview with MMAJunkie, Finkelchtein revealed that they are primarily negotiating with Showtime as they want to include in Fedor’s contract a deal to co-promote Emelianko’s fights with his M-1 Global corporation and Strikeforce’s broadcast partner. 

Does this strike anyone else as being a bit odd? Can you see Ed Soares sitting down with Spike TV to iron out the details of an Anderson Silva contract extension?

I’m actually starting to feel bad for Scott Coker. It’s becoming clear that the patients are running the asylum.

Anyway, Finkelchtein is pretty sure that a deal will be struck with Strikeforce Showtime, but says that even if they don’t he’s pretty sure they’ll be okay as well.

"I’m confident that everything will be OK to the point that Fedor’s satisfied [with negotiations thus far] We’re slowly making progress. We have an agreement in place, and that agreement has one more fight on it. If we have to operate under that agreement; that’s perfectly fine," Finkelchtein sort of explained. "But if we have the opportunity to make the relationship more long term, than certainly we’re open to that as well. So we feel fine about that in terms of Fedor’s career because we know at some point very soon, he’s going to have a fight."

Somewhere Dana White is doing a fist-pump and is laughing to himself.

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mthomas- October 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm
Does this strike anyone else as being a bit odd? Can you see Ed Soares sitting down with Spike TV to iron out the details of an Anderson Silva contract extension?

Best and TRUEST line of this whole thing!
J-Dog- October 19, 2010 at 7:26 am
Sweet Fedor matchups we'll probably never see:
Fedor v. Overeem
Fedor v. Lesnar
Fedor v. Carwin
Fedor v. Couture
Fedor v. anyone in the UFC
dranokills- October 19, 2010 at 6:51 am
fatbellyfrank Says:
Tue, 10/19/2010 - 09:53

@ Drano, who ya got for the title? I just dont fucken know
I got cane as the new champ, and hopefully cock chestner in a hospital.
BUT the way my picks have been going it will somehow twist around and my favorite fighter Dan Hardy will get knocked out again ,just watching. I'm cursed.
Goog- October 19, 2010 at 5:31 am
News about Fedor and his management falls on the "Interesting" list right in front of "what did you have for dinner last week" and right behind "CompuStrike results of Jake Shields' Last Ten Fights".
fatbellyfrank- October 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm
@ Drano, who ya got for the title? I just dont fucken know
dranokills- October 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm
I know one thing I don't like him , never will but I have decided to never talk about him until he fights for a real MMA organization.
so.......UFC 121 is coming up this weekend, can't wait to see that.
More than likely, like 120 I will pick every single fight wrong (main card) and be depressed yet again, BUT hey thats what makes MMA so grand , it's highs and crashing face first into a flaming pile of shit....lows.
Smitty- October 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm
We my ass Bryan! Anytime this dude is fighting, I'm watching, and so is everyone else postin here. I understand your displeasure with M-1, but whatever happens in these contract talks.......whoever he's fighting next........whichever organization.......I'm watchin!
Also.......Strikeforce has a pretty nice stable of fighters. I'm a fan of MMA fighting, not just the UFC.
fatbellyfrank- October 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm
I will always love the Ice cream eatin, sweater wearin ass kickin Russian, but as a few people have pointed out, all the stipulations and co agreements seem to be never ending whenever a potential Fedor fight is mentioned, If he steps in the Cage again, I will watch, and I will pay to watch, if he never fights again I will always treasure the memories of the awesome sweater of invincibility.
And we will know if JWM's prediction comes true because there will be reports of Satan purchasing winter underwear due to the cold snap in his domain.
BryanF- October 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm

M-1 totally screwed up any interest in seeing Fedor fight again for legitimacy. Don't get me wrong, i'm all for the "Pride Never Die" nostalgia. But that's all it is, nostalgia. Fedor seems content to never fight the best in the world again, therefore, so should we.
JWM- October 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I predict after his next fight he will have lost his last two bouts and then James Toney will call him out to a boxing match on December 21st 2012. Then James Toney knocks Fedor out and the gasp of all the collective Fedor nuthuggers around the world will cause the world to implode. The Mayan's said it was so, sweater of invincibility or not.
One Two- October 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm
@ gladheateher

Co promotion is fancy talk for splitting profits its just business. everytime Vadim tries to negotiate, everyone starts calling him crazy and saying how fedors management is some horrible problem, its just business, hes trying to get a better deal for his fighter. not a big deal.

not to praise the way boxings done but they do that shit all the time. Usually promoters and managers are at odds though in this case Vadim is trying to be both so I don't think hes screwing fedor over at all, just trying to get Fedor a bigger well deserved piece of the pie.
DazedNConfused- October 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm
He's wearing it underneath! haha. I can only hope.
stidge- October 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm
The negotiations will be doomed from the start. No lucky sweater on in that pick.
DazedNConfused- October 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm
I totally agree Prometheus. That fight would be amazing, along with a handful of great matchups with current UFC greats.

By the way how's the whole eagle eating your liver thing going? haha
Prometheus- October 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm
Please get him in the UFC. That or get him to fight Overeem. I must see that before I die.
Gladheateher- October 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm
@One Two

Would you care to explain to us village idiots.
I know what it is but I fail to see how this gets Fedor any extra money than he would at the gates / thro %points of the PPV buys.
I know that talk show host Opera made a great deal of her money thro her production company.
Ballkick- October 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm
BuckWild, DazedNConfused and MediumRare are all pretty accurate in their appraisal of Fedor and his Mismanager Fink-elchtein.
Fedor doesn't have the world by the short and curly's anymore,....I sincerely hope he and his agent are not deluded enough to believe they are in the same position as before.
I would love to see Fedor in the UFC next. At this point in his career it wouldn't be the best Fedor,.....but at least we could get a glimpse of what it could have been.
It's all he, and his fans have left.
One Two- October 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm
do you retards even know what co promotion is?

weird a fighter wouldn't want to get Buttfucked out of the profits.
BuckWild- October 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm
Oh well we will never know for sure..
MediumRare- October 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm
I still can't hate Fedor over this but part of me is starting to want to see him lose just so that Finkelchtein will go away forever. That man is a throbbing bunch of hemorrhoids bulging out the asshole of the sport of MMA.
DazedNConfused- October 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm
Yeah I've lost interest. Fedor doesn't care enough to change management. His current management fuckin' sucks and he will never fight in the UFC. As for BuckWild we will never know that, but I think Carwins cardio and utter shitty submission defense would probably give Fedor a lot more ways in winning this fight over Carwin. Add that with the fact Fedor has a steel jaw.

Gah, how depressing the truth about Fedors future career path really is.
mr_popo0- October 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm
god i love watching fedor fight......but all this bullshit with his management is making me start to hate him.
BuckWild- October 18, 2010 at 6:38 pm
I think Carwin would break him !