Henderson vs Emelianenko will be fought at Heavy Weight. Yes that’s right not the 220lbs first reported but the full 265 limit. Granted Fedor usually comes in less than that but this is not a step in the right direction for him. Sure it means he is again fighting a man way outside his weight class, remember he fought another MW/LHW in pothead Matt Lindland. I think we were all hoping this would be his first fight at 205 but when the 220 lbs number was thrown out there it was seen as a baby step for the ice cream fan. Guess he feels there are not enough freaks to fight at 205 for his taste.
As for Henderson he doesn’t give a shit because he is a true warrior, not always making the best decisions but always following through.
“Fight is at heavyweight,” Henderson stated.
When several fans alerted Henderson to Coker’s announcement, Henderson clarified again that the fight would be contested at heavyweight.
“Incorrect,” Henderson stated. “Ask [Coker] to show it to you because the [bout agreement] we have doesn’t say that, and furthermore it was never discussed. What is the point?”
Will the extra 30lbs of near natural weight favor Fedor or will Hendersons lighter fast body help him avoid thunder thighs? Shit, will Henderson come in super heavy and look like a shorter tanner version of Tim Sylvia? Only time will tell. Still looking forward to this fight since Henderson could knockout a horse and Fedor is still a top some number Heavy Weight.