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In Case You Missed It: Strikeforce’s Announcement of Fedor to the UFC Was A Hoax Posted By Hackers

If you booked the day off work this morning to celebrate after reading the announcement on the Strikeforce website today that former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko was officially UFC-bound and that an eventual fight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was in early discussions with the Russian fighter’s management, you’re going to have to call your work back and tell them that the mystery illness that forced you out of the office today is miraculously cured. That way, you can save your sick day for a really momentous occasion, like the day Never Back Down 2 arrives on DVD.

It turns out that the story was a hoax reportedly posted by hackers, though it seems more likely that it was the clever work of a disgruntled former Strikeforce employee who still has access to the company’s servers.

If you didn’t read the story, here’s the screenshot and transcription of it:

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.

Although it would be awesome if true, Fedor making middleweight should have been a tip-off that this story was bullshit. His Glorious Sweater of Absolute Victory weighs 185.



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BrazenApparel- July 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm
Who needs this fight when we have other great M1 fights --->
What di you guys think about this fight card? Pretty good imo. But at same time would love for fedor to come to UFC. :)
LOKI- July 12, 2011 at 5:31 am
HAHAHA! Epic Troll Job!
Fried Taco- July 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm
What? It's not really happening? I hope gives me my money back, then.
ArmFarmer- July 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm
I have a feeling he will get ko'd by Henderson and then no one will give a shit about him fighting in ufc anyway.
Machiavelli- July 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm
If he could make that cut and be the same fighter he is at heavyweight, I'd put my money on Fedor. Those are a couple big 'if's that will never be realized though.
Morningwood- July 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm
damn, multi tasking. Your right Viva. *smacks self in forehead*
Viva Hate- July 11, 2011 at 11:51 am
@Morningwood, I see you have Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort and Machida vs. Couture mixed up.
via. saku buttspank submission- July 11, 2011 at 11:48 am
It actually sounds pretty interesting. GSP vs. Fedor! I did that on a video game before.
Morningwood- July 11, 2011 at 11:46 am
sorry to all the fedor fans but AS would rearrange fedor's front teeth as he did with Couture. Mainly because Fedor would have no arms left having to have them surgically removed to make weight.