Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Henderson Media Call With Fedor Emelianenko, Dan Henderson

Before Dan Henderson and Fedor Emelianenko square off at the end of this month, join SB Nation MMA today as we cover the live Strikeforce media conference call to promote the event.

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AUDIO: Strikeforce Fedor Vs. Henderson Media Call

Above is the audio for today's media call to promote Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. I won't pretend it was the smoothest conference call to promote a fight I've ever been on. On the call (eventually, anyway) were Dan Henderson, Fedor Emelianenko, Scott Coker, Miesha Tate and Marloes Coenen. Fedor missed approximately half of the call (although not entirely by fault of his own) and some of the non-MMA media covering this bout asked utterly inane questions. Still, I find Henderson's confidence and Cheshire Cat smile to signal he understands the dynamics of his upcoming bout with Fedor that none of us do. Certainly not Fedor, anyway.

Naturally, questions of Fedor's retirement emerged as well. The Russian's answers were fairly deflective, stating it'd be "god's will" whether or not he retires. Strangely, though, he stated he wasn't thinking about future opposition, yet if he wins and feel's healthy, believed he could fight for a few more years.

There wasn't much of note for the other participants on the call. Few questions were asked of Coenen. Tate was asked to follow up on a controversial statement about UFC President Dana White. That's about it.

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Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Henderson Media Call With Fedor Emelianenko, Dan Henderson

Join SB Nation MMA today around 1 p.m. ET as we bring you live results and analysis from the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson media conference call. Joining the call today will be former PRIDE heavyweight champion and main event participant Fedor Emelianenko, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson and Strikeforce President Scott Coker. We will be providing live coverage via Twitter, so be sure to follow Senior Editor Luke Thomas: @MMANation.

The fights take place on July 30th from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. They will air live on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

We'll also be sure to record the audio (this time minus the sound of typing on the keyboard) and post it here when it's up and ready. Give us a little over an hour to get it done.

The Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson fight card is as follows:

Main card:
Dan Henderson vs. Fedor Emelianenko
Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate
Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler
Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley
Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Preliminary card:
Gesias Cavalcante vs. Bobby Green
Eduardo Pamplona vs. Tyler Stinson
Julie Kedzie vs. Alexis Davis
Derek Brunson vs. Lumumba Sayers
Bryan Humes vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones

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