"I don't think that they will admit this to us on the record at least but, trust me, I'm not going to call anyone out but I spoke to a few people in Strikeforce who, when I said ‘what does this mean?', a smile instantly appeared on their face. I mean, I'm not saying that they're rooting for Fedor, obviously not, but let's be honest, I mean, everyone knows that it's very hard to deal with M-1. So, now, April 9th it's not an M-1 Global & Strikeforce event. That's just a Strikeforce event."
Fedor Emelianenko's recent loss to Antonio Silva on Feb. 12 in New Jersey may have devastated PRIDE fanboys everywhere, but apparently Strikeforce was all smiles after "Bigfoot" put an end to the "The Last Emperor's" hopes of winning the heavyweight grand prix tournament. Did the San Jose based promotion really want Fedor to lose his second fight in a row because it's a pain to deal with his management at M-1 Global? Or is Helwani perhaps misinterpreting the signals sent by company employees? Opinions, Maniacs, if you will.