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3 years ago

Bobby Lashley In Talks To Fight Fedor Emelianenko

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Bobby LashleyI have been critical at times at Bobby Lashley’s choice of opponent but his next one offers no room for criticism. Lashley is reportedly in talks to fight Fedor Emelianenko on an M-1 Global event. This would undoubtedly be the biggest test for the former WWE star gone MMA fighter yet.

Fighters Only Magazine broke the news with quotes from Lashley. According to the article, M-1 are currently in talks with several potential opponents for Fedor’s next fight. However, it is the name of the former WrestleMania star that has people talking.

Lashley left the WWE and entered the MMA business a few years back. Since making his fight debut in 2008, Lashley has gone 8-1. While the record may seem impressive, Lashley has been criticiszed for taking easy opponents (on paper anyway) and not evolving his fight game. Lashley ..click here to read more , ,

3 years ago

The Camel Clutch Blog MMA 2011 Year In Review

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It is that time of the year again, time for the MMA Year End Awards. 2011 was certainly an interesting year in and out of the octagon for the UFC and MMA. A promotional acquisition and the emergence of a young prodigy are arguably the two biggest headlines of the year.

MMA Fighter of the Year

Eric Gargiulo – Jon Jones: This was probably the easiest award to pick here and maybe any other year. I can’t remember an MMA fighter with as strong a year as Jon Jones. Four fights, a championship win, and two successful title defenses thrust Jones to the top of the list.

Hardcore MMA fans were well aware of Jones and his vicious elbows before he stepped into the octagon at UFC 128 and dismantled Shogun Rua. The potential was never in question, yet some wondered if the UFC were taking things too slowly with Bones. ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Fedor Emelianenko’s Next Fight Set For November 12

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Fedor Emelianenko may fight Kevin randlemanAfter weeks of speculation, Jeff Monson will be Fedor Emelianenko’s upcoming opponent. Fedor vs. Monson will take place November 12 in Russia. If November 12 sounds familiar that is because the first UFC on Fox will “coincidentally” be taking place on the same date.

Monson broke the news via his Twitter account and announced the fight.

“Nov 12th vs Fedor in Russia M-1 confirmed” – @JeffMonson

Nothing has been officially announced from M1 Global as far as exact location or broadcast information. M1 Global’s Vadim Finkelstein has said in the past that the fight would take place in Russia. My hunch is that the fight will air live on the Internet. I can’t imagine anyone else airing the fight live with so much going on in the combat sports world that night.

The date is a rather ..click here to read more , ,

3 years ago

M1 Global Scrubbing The Bottom Fedor Emelianenko’s Next fight

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Fedor Emelianenko may fight Kevin randlemanFedor Emelianenko told MMA reporters after his recent loss to Dan Henderson that it would be God’s will whether he fought again or not. Well God must have a sense of humor because he will fight again and the list of potential opponents borders between ridiculous to pathetic.

I am a big Fedor Emelianenko fan going back to the Rings days. That said, if M1 Globa’s mission is to turn to completely obliterate what little respect Fedor has left in the world of MMA, well they certainly have the plan in motion to do it. Just days after Strikeforce said they would no longer book Fedor, M1 announced that they will book Fedor’s next fight and if you thought Brett Rogers was a set up for Fedor when he entered Strikeforce, well ..click here to read more , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Alistair Overeem Says Choosing UFC Led To Strikeforce Cut

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The situation between Strikeforce and Alistair Overeem keeps getting weirder. Overeem told Inside MMA that his desire to go to the UFC & Zuffa wanting to keep him in Strikeforce to build the brand led to a contract impasse, which resulted in his release.

Overeem appeared on HD Net’s Inside MMA broadcast via satellite and gave his first interview following his Strikeforce release last week. For those who missed it, Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem was cut last week from parent company Zuffa. Overeem had one fight on his contract but could not fight due to injuries until October. After some harsh words in the press beween both parties, Zuffa exercised their right to cut Overeem with one fight left on his contract.

The first sign of discontent between Overeem and Zuffa came when Overeem told Ariel Helwani that he felt Strikeforce was trying ..click here to read more , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Fedor Emelianenko Cut From Strikeforce

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The Fedor Emelianenko Strikeforce era is officially over. UFC president Dana White informed the media on Thursday that Zuffa has cut Fedor from Strikeforce and isn’t interested in negotiating a new deal with M1 Global.

I guess God’s will is not for Fedor not to fight in Strikeforce anymore. The news came in the middle of a UFC 133 press conference. Fedor essentially became a free agent on Sunday morning after losing his third fight in a row. According to MMA reporter Ariel Helwani, Fedor’s contract expired with the Henderson fight.

“… And for the record, Fedor had one fight left on his SF/Showtime deal. Hope that clears that up.”

I am starting to feel really bad for Scott Coker. Coker seems like a really nice guy, but Zuffa is doing everything it can to cut the guy’s legs out ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 years ago

The UFC Needs To Re-Sign Dan Henderson NOW!

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As a free agent, a return to the UFC seems likely for Dan Henderson. Henderson would return with more fame, more storylines, and more box office appeal than he had during his last run with Zuffa. The UFC needs to sign Dan Henderson today and reap the rewards tomorrow!

It only took 4:13 Saturday night for the MMA community to begin opining about a return to the UFC for Dan Henderson. Henderson made it known (smartly so) in the weeks leading up to the fight with Fedor Emelianenko that this would be the last fight on his four-fight Strikeforce deal. That is why it shouldn’t surprise anyone that nobody is talking about Henderson’s future opponents in Strikeforce today, they are talking the UFC!

First off, let’s talk the realities of a UFC deal. Henderson left the UFC in late 2009. Why did Henderson opt for ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 years ago

Strikeforce Wants Fedor Emelianenko Back

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Only minutes after celebrating Dan Henderson’s victory over Fedor Emelianenko, the questions immediately centered around Emelianenko’s MMA future. Will Fedor retire or will he fight again? If it is up to Strikeforce, he will fight again.

The second contract between Fedor, M1 Global, and Strikeforce expired 4:12 into Round 1 Saturday night. Yet, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker won’t let three straight losses stop him from re-signing Fedor to a new Strikeforce deal. Coker wants the “Last Emperor” back on Showtime.

“As far as fighting in Strikeforce, I hope we have them both back“, Coker told MMAFighting.com.

Of course the negotiating leverage will be a lot different than the last couple of times that Fedor and his management team sat down with Scott Coker. Fedor signed an extension earlier this year which took him into the Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. His payout ..click here to read more , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Henderson Results – Henderson Wins Via TKO

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The most anticipated fight in Strikeforce history ended in a mere 4:12. Dan Henderson defeated Fedor Emelianenko in Round 1 via TKO handing Fedor his third straight loss and his first ever loss via TKO or KO.

The fight was everything you would have hoped for as an MMA fan. It was a wild slug fest from the opening bell with both fighters throwing caution to the wind and just letting their fists fly. The fighters took a brief break from striking as they clinched along the cage for about a minute. However, both guys picked up quickly where they left off and in a few seconds later the fight was stopped and Hendo’s hand was raised.

The exciting finish came at 4:12 into the first round. Fedor Emelianenko actually looked like he was seconds away from finishing Dan Henderson. Fedor caught the Strikeforce ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Dan Henderson Preview & Prediction

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Fans of the former Pride Fighting Championships will be in for a treat this Saturday night, as two MMA Pioneers and Legends collide for the first time. During the height of PRIDE’s popularity in the early 2000′s many fans were calling for this fight to happen, but it never came to fruition.

After Zuffa LLC purchased PRIDE in March of 2007, those dreams went up in smoke. Now, more than 4 years later, fans are finally getting the fight they had been asking for as American Dan “Hollywood” Henderson (‘Dangerous’ is a terrible nickname compared to Hollywood, so I don’t care what Jimmy Lennon Jr. calls him, he’s still Hollywood to me) takes on “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko.

Fedor Emelianenko is returning to the cage on the heels of back-to-back losses; really the first legitimate losses of his otherwise stellar MMA career. Emelianenko is at a bit of a career crossroads ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 years ago

Fedor’s Manager Thinks He’ll Retire If He Loses To Henderson

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It is all or nothing for Fedor Emelianenko on July 30. One of the biggest MMA icons of the last decade will be fighting fellow icon Dan Henderson. According to Fedor’s manager, a third loss will likely mark the last fight for the Last Emperor.

Talk about pressure. Keep in mind that these comments are from Fedor’s management team and not from Fedor. I think it is fair to also point out that his manager says “thinks” rather than give a definitive statement. However, I think when your manager is saying what everyone is thinking, there is little chance of Fedor continuing to fight with a third loss in a row.

Fedor Emelianenko’s manager Vadim Finkelstein (made famous thanks to numerous Dana White rants) made a very bold prediction about his client to the Russian sports media.

“I think that if Fedor loses to Dan Henderson, he ..click here to read more , , ,

3 years ago

Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Henderson Card Preview & Predictions

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Well we already know how I feel about this Saturday’s main event when Strikeforce presents Fedor vs. Henderson live from the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Now that the bookmakers have finally gotten around to posting the betting lines for the rest of the night’s fights let’s take a look at the rest of the card and see if there are any betting opportunities. There are still several fights that do not have lines posted for them so I’ll pass up in-depth details and fight breakdowns for quick picks.

Strikeforce is bringing one of its most complete and talent-loaded cards in a long time and there are a number of intriguing bouts from top to bottom. So let’s get right into it. As always, I’ll go ahead and plug BestFightOdds (www.bestfightodds.com) I will be using the best available lines from this website for my predictions ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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