"I want to fight against Fedor from 6 to 8 months from now in Russia, Rocky Balboa style. I believe that the crowd will be with him, bur people will respect me and I’ll bring my guys. I’m sure that the Brazilians can make much more noise than a million of Russians. It’s hard for anyone to believe on a guy who’s getting in there as the underdog against a guy who’s considered as the best of the world, and now I want to send a big hug for those who cheered for me and for those who didn’t believes in me so that they understand that you can never underestimate someone."
"Are you nuts?" Fabricio Werdum is probably getting an earful from a Brazilian Paulie as "Vai Cavalo" agrees to travel to Russia to offer a rematch to Fedor Emelianenko. "The Last Emperor" was knocked off his throne after submitting to a slick triangle armbar slapped on by Werdum just over a minute into the first round of their Strikeforce main event on June 26 in San Jose. If these two throw down again, does anyone want to bet against Emelianenko in front of a hometown crowd?