Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker talks the recent news regarding the upcoming Strikeforce “Miami” event.
Fedor Emelianko might have won the war, but he didn’t come out injury free.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker,
Emelianenko, 33, also is dealing with health issues. He suffered a fracture and tendon damage in his left thumb, and a fractured nose in the Rogers fight, Coker said. Emelianenko stopped in Los Angeles on Monday to be treated for the injuries.
“[The hand injury] could’ve been from that blow when he had Brett on the mat at the end,” Coker said. “We’re hearing he could be out for four to six months.” [LA Times]
Fedor injury will likely keep him out till early fall. It is expected that his next opponent would be Alistair Overeem next for the Strikeforce heavyweight belt.
Fedor is recently married and it wouldn’t be surprised if he is looking for a little downtime after his big win.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker talks about a range of issues following the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers press conference. Coker confirms Cris Cyborg will defend her title against Marloes Coenen next. Also he’s confident Alistair Overeen will defend his heavyweight title soon, or risk having it taken away. Contrary to UFC President Dana Whites beliefs, he denies Dan Henderson has signed anything. Will be in talks with Aoki and Henderson this week. Josh Barnett would be a great addition if he works out his doping issues with the California State Athletic Commission.