Despite Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker’s public statement that Dan Henderson and Fedor Emelianenko’s upcoming fight will be contested at a catchweight of 220-pounds, Henderson himself has taken to Twitter — and MMAJunkie.com has since confirmed with Strikeforce officials — to refute that and reaffirm that the bout will indeed be fought in the heavyweight division.
“Fight is at heavyweight,” Henderson posted.
Henderson elaborated when MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani brought up that Coker was maintaining that the bout would take place at a catchweight.
“RT @arielhelwani: Seems to be some confusion about @danhendo-Fedor fight. Just asked Coker again; said bout agreement states it’s a 220-lbs catchweight”
Henderson: “Incorrect. Ask him to show it to you cuz the one we have doesn’t say that & furthermore it was never discussed. What is the point?”
Emelianenko, who has spent his career fighting at heavyweight (albeit usually between 230-240lbs.), is expected to face Henderson, who has fought mainly as a middleweight or light heavyweight (he currently owns the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion), this July 30 at the Sears Center in Hoffman States, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.