Despite two losses in a row there’s still a great deal of interest in heavyweight star Fedor Emelianenko, and the good news for his fans is that he’s not going to retire just yet, and is set to return to the Strikeforce cage this summer.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has confirmed that they are currently penciling Fedor in for a fight in either July or August.

No opponent has been selected just yet, though there’s still a possibility that he could return as an alternate in the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP if there’s an injury to one of the current competitors.

The loser of June’s Alistair Overeem Vs Fabricio Werdum fight also seems to be a likely candidate, with Coker himself noting that he’s particularly keen to see the Russian get a second go at Werdum.

According to Coker they hope to finalize who he’ll be fighting within the next few weeks. He also confirmed that despite Strikeforce recently coming being bought by the UFC’s parent company Zuffa, Fedor’s fight will still be co-promoted with the fighter’s often-controversial management team M-1 Global.

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