MMAFighting edits together Fedor’s press conference video so you don’t have to sit through annoying English to Russian translations.
Strikeforce tries to squeeze some lemonade out of their undefeated superstar’s corpse:
“That should be a pay-per-view fight,” Coker said. “[Werdum vs. Emelianenko II] is a fight fans are going to want to see. He dethroned the king.” Of course, Coker also said there was no guarantee the fight would land on pay-per-view. Strikeforce’s broadcast partners at CBS might also prove interested in the bout.
“To me, [pay-per-view and CBS] are both fantastic,” Coker said. “The beauty about CBS is the UFC could do five pay-per-views, and it could be one CBS broadcast in terms of viewership. The viewership [Werdum vs. Emelianenko II] could garnish, it would do 4 or 5 or 6 million viewers. That fight could garnish more eyeballs on it than probably any of the big fights CBS has had since it started.”
CBS executive Kelly Kahl was also on hand and, though he declined to get into any specifics, said he would “have to listen” if Strikeforce offered to bring a rematch to the network.
Esther’s got a crapload of awesome pictures up on All Elbows.
And M-1 Global’s director of operations Evgeni Kogan sees this as a glass half full moment: