MIRACLE IN SAN JOSE!
Or was it a fluke? Hard-hitting middleweight Scott Smith is hoping to prove the former in a potential rematch with ex-Strikeforce 185-pound Champion Cung Le at the upcoming Showtime event planned for June 26 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.
MMA Fighting first reported the proposed match-up on April 18 and MMAmania.com has since confirmed with a source close to one of the fight camps that the fighters are currently "in talks" and bout agreements have not yet been distributed.
"Hands of Steel" first met Le back at Strikeforce: "Evolution" last December, where the part-time movie star battered him for the better part of three rounds. Apparently Le forgot to read the manual on Smith's third round heroics and got caught in one of his patented come-from-behind miracles in the bout's final minutes.
Repeat -- or retaliation? We may find out this June.
Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Werdum" is hoping to arrange a battle between famed Russian heavyweight Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko and Brazilian grappler Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum.
Unfortunately negotiations between Strikeforce and M-1 are still ongoing, and Emelianenko's participation seems more and more unlikely as time goes on.
The promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates on this still developing fight card.