News of the possible pairing was essentially confirmed by Gracie on his Twitter account when he posted, “Where there is smoke there is fire. My manager is under negotiation with M1. We’re really close to make this fight against Fedor to happen.”
If signed the fight would take place in St. Petersburg, Russia. Gracie has won three straight fights since losing in his only UFC bout including a victory over Bob Sapp. Comparably, Emelianenko has won back-to-back bouts since three consecutive defeats in Strikeforce to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva, and Dan Henderson respectively.
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