The confusing and ongoing Fedor Emelianenko saga continues as recent reports that have Emelianenko in talks again with the UFC were seemingly refuted by the manager of one of The Last Emperor’s possible Strikeforce opponents. Alex Davis, manager to Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, recently spoke with MMAWeekly Radio and revealed that he and his client are looking at a possible match up with Emelianenko that could go down this December.
“Right now, I’m working close with Strikeforce,” Davis said. “It looks like it’s possible that it’s going to be Fedor.”
For his part, “Bigfoot” Silva is eager to face Emelianenko despite the fact that “The Last Emperor” recently tasted defeat at the hands (er, legs) of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ace Fabricio Werdum.
“Fedor’s a legend of the sport, he unfortunately came to a defeat from (Fabricio) Werdum, but he’s a guy everybody would like to fight and I’m no different,” said Silva. “I’d love to fight him.”
The UFC-related rumors that have slowly been spreading could be no more than a negotiating ploy by Emelianenko’s infamous management team, M-1 Global. Only time will tell where Emelianenko will end up next and against whom he will appear and any rumors spread between now and the time that official word of his status drops should be taken with a heavy grain of salt.