Fedor vs Dan Henderson: Lorenzo Fertitta steps in to help Strikeforce make it happen


Scott Coker having trouble putting a fight together? Strikeforce not getting the job done? Who ya gonna call?

"The Hulk" ... better known as Lorenzo Fertitta. 

That's the case with the planned Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson fight, which is currently rumored for this upcoming July, possibly on pay-per-view (PPV).

Recent statements made by the M-1 camp paint the picture that they're ready for the fight no matter what the terms, be it a heavyweight attraction on PPV or a catchweight bout on Showtime.

Henderson also has his "H-Bomb" locked and loaded, ready to fire away and awaiting a date for launch. However, it appears issues still exist, mainly, the usual suspects.


Don't fear though, because, according to Dana White (via MMA Weekly), the UFC sent Fertitta to help things along.

"Lorenzo's in it; Lorenzo's in it right now. He's working on it. Me getting anywhere near that thing, you'll never see that fight. The great thing about this company and the way we do things, there's a lot of people I butt heads with or whatever, Lorenzo can handle it, I can handle stuff, Joe Silva handles stuff, there's a lot of people. We don't have to be friends for you to fight in the UFC. We don't have to get along. It's business."

Everything has seemingly fallen right into place for this superfight to come to fruition.

Henderson is the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion without any credible challengers to his title. Fedor is in the midst of a two-fight losing streak at heavyweight and in dire need of a change of scenery.

1 + 1 = $$$.

That is, if Fertitta can jump start negotiations and get everyone to agree on their cut of the pie. If he can do it, there should be plenty to go around.

But can he make it happen?

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