The bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Fabrício Werdum made MMA history. Werdum, by submitting the Russian in the very first round, put an end to his opponent’s 10-year-unbeaten record.
“I’d become something of an idol. But everyone loses. I’m a human being like everybody else and, should God will it, I’ll win the next one,” said the Russian in lament at the post-fight press conference.
Strikeforce president Scott Coker is already toying with the idea of a rematch, which he feels could be lucrative for the event and for Werdum.
“I believe most people want to see this rematch. That’s what I feel. Fedor will be back and I wouldn’t want to face him in a rematch. He wants revenge.”
The M1 Global management company that handles Fedor asked for an immediate rematch, and Werdum accepts:
“I’ll fight him again, no problem. Further ahead we’ll see if it will be possible.