Dustin Green of CSN Washington's 'The Fight Fix' is the first with footage of Strikeforce President Scott Coker's announcement that former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko would face current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson. You can also see The Fight Fix at CSNWashington.com. SBNation and Comcast SportsNet are proud to bring you The Fight Fix on BloodyElbow.com and SBNation.com/MMA every week.
Scott Coker 3 secs, "The number 1 announcement is Fedor Emelianenko's next fight will be confirmed for July 30th at the Sears Center in Chicago against Dan Henderson and that fight will be at a catch weight of 22o maximum....
"Dan told me, he said 'I'll fight him at any weight, anytime, any place, just lemme fight Fedor.' So Dan's really the one that pushed to fight Fedor. He oes 'I've always wanted to fight him. I think I can beat him, so let's get it on.' But then the managers get involved and the consultants get involved, then you start talking to Vadim and the M-1 guys. So, that's the weight that everybody agreed upon..."
"Fedor is a heavyweight. so to ask him to drop to 205 - I think his last fight he weighed 228 or 230, that's quite a drop. We really didn't ask him that because we feel like he's a heavyweight, but Dan was more than willing to come up, so, that's how this fight came about."