Fedor Not Ready to Retire, Will Keep Fighting

vk_valetudoru tweets:

Fedor just said he is not quitting, he will have “few more fights” ahead of him. Fedor is back to Russia, pics from airport.

Fedor – “I rushed to declare my retirement. I will fight more. Possibly, I will return to the Heavyweight Grand-Prix. I am capable of having a few more fights. I didn’t make any analysis yet on why I lost. I need to recover, I can’t see very well yet.”

Vladimir Voronov, SAMBO coach – “It’s very nice that Fedor still has his fighting spirit, he is ready to rip everyone apart right now. Yes, his eye is swollen, but it will heal. Most importantly for him is not to have any psychological pressure. After this, he will train with a triple effort.”

Alexander Michkov, striking coach – “Fedor is capable to return to the tournament. Everybody stumbles; this is not the end of the world.”

Fedor has 3 fights remaining on his Strikeforce / M-1 Global contract.

HT: valetudo.ru

Strikeforce HWGP: Weigh-In Photos and Video

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Fedor Emelianenko (230lb) vs. Antonio “BigfootSilva (264lb)

Sergei Kharitonov (250lb) vs. Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (242lb)

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Strikeforce Weigh-In To Air Live On HDNET Today

HDNet will be on the scene for the Friday Weigh-In for the STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix – Heavyweight Tournament

WHO: Complete STRIKEFORCE Weigh-In on Friday

WHAT: Inside MMA Weigh-In Show at 5 p.m. ET


WHEN: Today/Friday, 5 p.m. – Weigh-In

Now don’t miss it!

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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg – Quick Results

Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg
Live: Jan 29th, 2011
HP Pavillion, San Jose, CA

Main Card
Nick Diaz def. Evangelista Santos via Submission (Armbar) 4:50 Rd2 -WW Champion
Ronaldo Souza def. Robbie Lawler via Submission (RNC) 2:00 Rd3 -MW Champion
Herschel Walker def. Scott Carson via TKO 3:13 Rd1
Roger Gracie def. Trevor Prangley via Submission (RNC) 4:19 Rd1

Internet Preliminary Fights
Nate Moore def. Nate Coy via KO 0:25 Rd2
Isaiah Hill def. Bobby Stack via Submission (Triangle Choke) 1:02 Rd1
Ron Keslar def. Eric Lawson via Submission (Armbar) 1:57 Rd1
Germaine de Randamie def. Stephanie Webber via KO 4:29 Rd1
James Terry def.  Lucas Gamaza via TKO 3:26 Rd1
Jenna Castillo def. Charlene Gellner via KO 3:57 Rd2

Undercard Fights
Anthony Dariano def. Alan Perez via Unanimous Decision
Ricky Jackson def. Niko Jackson via Unanimous Decision
Armin Safiari def. Sam Bracamonte via Unanimous Decision

Note: Herschel Walker cleared the air with regards to football. He says he is staying with MMA. 🙂

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Nippon Weekly: Strikeforce Considering Heavyweight GP Event in Japan

By Daniel Herbertson

There are still no significant fights on the horizon, but there have been some big moves this week in Japan.

In this edition of Nippon Weekly, Strikeforce is considering holding its second quarterfinal round of their Heavyweight GP in Japan, UFC is planning its own Japanese events in 2011 and DREAM co-promoter Real Entertainment and Strikeforce are possibly planning a lightweight tournament sans-FEG.

Strikeforce Furthering Japanese Partnerships, Considering a Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Event in Japan?
DREAM and K-1 promoter Fighting and Entertainment Group are keeping us all anxiously waiting for news of their life or death, but the vultures are already swooping in.

In the same week that the UFC announced new distribution deals and plans to return to Japan, ESPN’s Josh Gross reports that Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker is considering venues in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and also Japan for the second quarterfinal round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, to be held April 9.


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