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Fedor Emelianenko reciprocates interest in match-up with Dan Henderson

Strikeforce appears to be on the cusp of creating one of the few legitimate “super-fights” MMA has ever seen after Fedor Emelianenko’s management was recently quoted as saying “The Last Emperor” had verbally agreed to fight fellow all-timer Dan Henderson with paperwork possibly being in place on both sides before the end of the weekend.

News of Emelianenko’s stance was reported by ESPN where it was also mentioned the bout would likely be at heavyweight if it does indeed take place and would be targeted for this summer.

Henderson had previously spoken of his openness to going up in weight if need be to face the iconic Russian, who himself is a relatively undersized heavyweight, meaning Emelianenko’s teased drop to 205-pounds has been put on hold for the immediate future if not permanently.

If things continue as planned it is likely the prodigious pairing would headline the July event rumored earlier this week as being Strikeforce’s initial foray into PPV and featuring Mo Lawal vs. Roger Gracie as part of the main card.

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