Over the past few days excitement has been generating over a rumored clash between Fedor Emelianenko and current Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Dan Henderson.
A potential spanner in the works is Fedor’s management M-1 Global however, who often have a heavy-handed approach to settling upon who their client should fight, and under what conditions.
The good news is that on this occasion it seems that they are signing from the same hymn sheet as everyone else.
“The fight is very welcome, and Fedor and I are very happy to have this fight if it happens,” M-1 Global’s Vadim Finkelchtein told Sherdog.com on Monday. “The agreement hasn’t been signed yet. It’s being discussed right now. It’s scheduled to be in July, tentatively, but it’s not certain yet.”
Finklechtein also noted that the fight is likely to be contested at 220lbs, which conveniently enough is Fedor’s current walk-around weight, while also being only 15lbs more than Henderson’s weight for his last fight.
There have been strong suggestions that Fedor Vs Henderson could headline a Strikeforce pay-per-view event in July, but according to Finkelchtein that’s not been something that’s been presented to them so far.
“So far, all the planning that has been done has been with regards to Showtime being part of it. The pay-per-view issue, specifically, hasn’t been discussed. All that has been discussed is the participation of Showtime, and that it will be under the aegis of Showtime.”
Discussion over any PPV split and rights could pose a potential stumbling block if that is the intention, but overall the signs look positive that this “superfight” will indeed be taking place this Summer.