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Fedor Emelianenko, Strikeforce, and M-1 Global may be headed to pay-per-view.

With Fedor's next fight in the United States just two weeks away, everyone is already curious about when he might fight again or what the status is between Strikeforce and M-1 Global. For now there's at least one more fight planned, and it's likely to end up on pay-per-view.

That's the word from M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan, who spoke with MMAWeekly on Tuesday about the company's plans for Fedor and Strikeforce.

"Following this fight now we have one more fight on the cards," Kogan said. "That's the future for now, there's one more fight following the June 26 fight and that fight is more likely than not on pay-per-view."

Of course M-1 Global promotes several fighters, but one thing is guaranteed when and if that pay-per-view happens. Fedor Emelianenko will be leading the charge.

"That is a fight for Fedor that is co-promotion by M-1 Global and Strikeforce," Kogan stated.

Fedor's primary focus right now is on Fabricio Werdum and their fight on June 26, but a title shot against Alistair Overeem could be just the pay-per-view draw that Strikeforce and M-1 Global could be looking for. The only question right now is timing, and Kogan says he can't guarantee anything like that right now.

"It depends on what happens during this fight. It depends on health issues, and whatever else following this fight. It depends also by other factors, so I don't want to tell you something and not have it happen," said Kogan. "It's possible, it's not unlikely, but I wouldn't say I'd guarantee that it happens in 2010."

Still carrying the WAMMA heavyweight title, Kogan believes Fedor is already a champion, but if Strikeforce choose to put him up against their heavyweight title holder Alistair Overeem, they will gladly accept that fight.
"If that is what is offered, Fedor nor his management, we will not turn down fights. If that's what is offered, it's what we'll be taking," Kogan said about a potential bout with Overeem.

Kogan stands by the fact that up till now Fedor and M-1 have never been offered a fight with Alistair Overeem, but the Russian legend won't turn down a fight against anybody. Ultimately, they leave it in the hands of their partners at Strikeforce and Showtime.

"If that is something that is put in front of us by the matchmakers at Strikeforce, and that is something that our partners Showtime bring to us, then that is something that we will take," Kogan stated about a title fight.

First up on the agenda is the bout against Fabricio Werdum, but following that fight assuming Fedor wins, it could set up a showdown between the former Pride champion and Strikeforce heavyweight king Alistair Overeem on pay-per-view.
While it can't be ruled out that Werdum might win this one, Fedor is still the heavy favor. After this one, Fedor should fight Reem for title. A PPV fight sounds delicious but i have a feeling that M-1 decides to shit all over it, again.
 

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While it can't be ruled out that Werdum might win this one, Fedor is still the heavy favor. After this one, Fedor should fight Reem for title. A PPV fight sounds delicious but i have a feeling that M-1 decides to shit all over it, again.
Fedor vs Overeem makes Carwin vs Lesnar look like Kimbo vs Tank Abbott :thumb02:
 

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It better bloody be Overeem at this stage...
 

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If its not Overeem, the Fedor saga is over. To pay for a strikeforce ppv, it better have Mayhem, Diaz, Smith, Lawler, rogers, overeem and fedor.
 
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If its not Overeem, the Fedor saga is over. To pay for a strikeforce ppv, it better have Mayhem, Diaz, Smith, Lawler, rogers, overeem and fedor.

Id be willing to bet that is the card
 

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StrikeForce Fedor vs Overeem

Fedor Emelianenko vs Alistair Overeem
Bobby Lashley vs Fabricio Werdum(coming off his loss to Fedor)
Gegard Mousasi vs Dan Henderson
Antonio Silva vs Brett Rogers
and throw Nick Diaz in there

I would pay to see that
 

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........not good news to me. that would mean the free fights on network tv would essentially be over and done with. once sf sees ppv money they will def not be giving any good free fights like right now.
 

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Nick Diaz vs Mayhem would get my money alone, I just wanna see that, even though theres no real hate between the two, the skills between them clash so well.
 

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Nick Diaz vs Mayhem would get my money alone, I just wanna see that, even though theres no real hate between the two, the skills between them clash so well.
Agreed, my 2 fav fighters going to war.

I'd really want to see it go to the ground since Diaz has some nice subs, and miller is damn near un-submittable.

I think Diaz would win in the stand up.
 

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I have no doubt in Fedor's ability to finish Werdum, with Alistair it's going to be more difficult. If Fedor beats them both, then he will basically run out of competition, who is he going to fight after that, Barnett in DREAM? Strikeforce has no one else to offer. All roads lead to the UFC:) This stupid M-1 always finds a way to spoil everything for the fans, especially in case if Fedor literally knocks Werdum and Overeem unconscious. Still can't bring myself to believe that Fedor will ever end up in UFC when he owns part of that organization. It's like expecting GM executive to drive Toyota, makes no sense...
 
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