. Fedor Emelianenko Released by Strikeforce Following Third Loss in a Row
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Fedor Emelianenko Released by Strikeforce Following Third Loss in a Row

Fedor Emelianenko‘s time under the Zuffa umbrella has come to an end.

The former Pride champion and Russian legend has been released from Strikeforce following his third loss in a row, the latest coming by way of TKO to Dan Henderson this last weekend in Chicago.

UFC president Dana White on Thursday confirmed his release to MMAWeekly.com.

“Yeah, he’s being cut,” White confirmed. “You guys thought he was the pound-for-pound best in the world, I said he was overrated for years.”

Emelianenko’s legendary undefeated run first came to a halt when he faced Fabricio Werdum last year, and after clipping the Brazilian early in the fight, he was submitted by triangle choke.

Bouncing back earlier this year, Emelianenko entered the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix where he met Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and was simply overmatched by power and size. The fight was stopped after the seond round as Emelianenko suffered huge swelling in and around his eye.

The final nail in the coffin came at Strikeforce this weekend when he lost to current light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson in a special heavyweight attraction. Fedor dropped Henderson with a good punch, but in the scramble to finish the fight, he found himself on the bad end of a Henderson uppercut.

Emelianenko went limp, falling flat to the mat and referee Herb Dean rushed in to stop the fight.

The loss resulted in three in a row for Emelianenko, who stated following the fight that he was undecided what the future held for him.

The future doesn’t hold Strikeforce for Emelianenko after being released.

According to White, he believes Emelianenko’s contract was up anyway, which paved the way for him not to come back to the promotion.

“Yeah, I think so as far as I know,” White said about Emelianenko’s contract.

White also stated he had no conversations at all with Emelianenko or his camp, and has stayed out of the situation since Zuffa purchased Strikeforce earlier this year.

by Damon Martin

Fedor source: http://mmaweekly.com/fedor-emelianenko-released-by-strikeforce-following-third-loss-in-a-row


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- 0 + Aug 13 2011, 10:04 PM
Fedor Kockouts YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47wEp_-IPE&feature=related


- 0 + Aug 13 2011, 08:41 PM
bigfoot is not a Decent Opponent HAHAHAHAHA. Fedor has faced and DESTROYED loads of tough opponents: Noguiera, Kevin Randlemant, Brett Rogers, Crocop, Heath Hearing, Arlovsky, Mark Hunt, Mark Coleman, Tim Silva, Just check out his fighting record. Fedor will always be number 1. And Fedor will be fighting for a Japanese MMA Organisation next year 2012. So dana RETARDED white cant stop Fedor from fighting.


- 0 + Aug 11 2011, 07:07 PM
Fedor has lost to much weight compared to his old days. He has not faced a decent opponent until Bigfoot which explains his trouble with top talent. And he has not changed training camps until recently. This explains why he has been losing. I love Fedor but shit needs to change.


- 0 + Aug 11 2011, 07:03 PM
dana white is a MORON take a look at link below: http://www.m-1global.com/2011/08/10/m-1-global%e2%80%99s-evgeni-kogan-talks-fedor%e2%80%99s-future-says-white%e2%80%99s-criticisms-are-%e2%80%9claughable%e2%80%9d/


- 0 + Aug 11 2011, 07:01 PM
Fedor will be fighting in Russia and Japan take a look at this link: http://www.m-1global.com/2011/08/08/fedor-emelianenko-not-hanging-up-his-gloves-admired-heavyweight-fighter-will-continue-fighting/


- 0 + Aug 10 2011, 05:40 AM
Fedor should join Art of war Chinas MMA organisation. Take a look at this YouTube video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlEAcOWskPE


- 0 + Aug 09 2011, 10:04 PM
Fedor could also join the Chinese MMA Organisation and fight in China check out link: http://www.artofwarfc.cn/


- 0 + Aug 09 2011, 10:02 PM
What about Fedor joining these fightin organisations on the link provided: http://www.mmawild.com/mma/


- 0 + Aug 08 2011, 08:56 AM
Any fighting organisation owned by dana RETARDED white will stop Fedor from fighting. dana MORON white does not wish to allow Fedor the chance to regain his winning streak. dana white just HATES Fedor. Strikeforce is now owned by dana retarded white and so is Zuffa. dana white seems to buy all fighting organisations that Fedor joins. Fedor has the tools to beat Dan Henderson, Fabrico Werdum and Bigfoot Silva. Fedor nearly knocked out Dan Henderson and the Werdum & Silva Fight were not as one sided as People make out to be. The Dan Henderson fight was stopped early. Fedor was beating Henderson. Maybe Fedor could join Brazilian Vale Tudo Fighting organisation in Brazil or fight in Europe. Or try the Kickboxing circuit after training with Ernesto Hoost Fedor striking looks mega sharp. Maybe Fedor should hire Freddie Roach as his boxing coach, Baukaw Por Pramuk as his Muay Thai Coach, Randy Couture as his wrestling and strength and conditioning coach. Fedor needs to work on speed , power and explosiveness. I think Fedor will always be number 1.

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