While M-1 Global (and Strikeforce, and Showtime and CBS) brass were quietly – if not blatantly – cringing over the fall of Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday night, the silver lining in this dark cloud is the fact Strikeforce’s heavyweight division just got at least one fighter deeper.
“I’m just excited about our heavyweight division now,” an optimistic Coker told MMAJunkie.com. “How many great heavyweight fights do we have on the table?
“When I think about the heavyweight division now for Strikeforce … with the loss of Fedor and the victory of Fabricio Werdum – with (Sergei) Kharitonov coming into the mix, with Alistair coming in as our champion – I think Strikeforce has some great heavyweight fights that we can look forward to putting on Showtime and CBS.”
He may have added Werdum as a contender, but Fedor may be out the door if they can’t come to terms after his next bout for Strikeforce.