Unfortunately they aren't fighting. Not now, probably not ever.
Disgruntled employee? Clever little troll? Someone got their hands on the official Strikeforce website and managed to post a fight announcement featuring Fedor Emelianenko moving over to the UFC to fight Anderson Silva with the winner facing off against Georges St. Pierre.
And while all three fighters are currently booked for upcoming fights and don't even share the same weight class, it didn't stop the mixed martial arts forums from lighting up like the Times Square Christmas tree, like these poor saps over at IGN.com who got mind-effed to start their week.
Strikeforce officials have since confirmed the announcement was a hoax, but you can still see the text of the original announcement after the jump.
A dream super-fight is now a reality.
Fedor Emelianenko, who is now walking around at 215lbs, will be moving over to the UFC brand after his July 30th bout with Dan Henderson. Emelianenko's first fight will be none other than UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva.
The fight will take place sometime after UFC 134, which is headlined by Anderson Silva as he takes on Yushin Okami. Emelianenko vs Silva will likely take place at 205lbs. However, Fedor Emelianenko will be
undergoing a test-cut after his fight with Dan Henderson. His management has agreed that if he can make the cut to 185lbs without much trouble and if Anderson Silva defeats Yushin Okami, then Fedor Emelianenko vs Anderson Silva will be contested at 185lbs and will be for the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Georges St. Pierre may also be in the mix if he is able to defeat UFC 137 opponent, Nick Diaz. If St. Pierre decides to move up to middleweight, he will be fighting the winner of Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko.
We're no strangers to trolls ... you know the rules and so do I ...
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Anderson Silva with the winner facing Georges St. Pierre. Uh-huh. So which part of the bogus announcement did you find the most unrealistic?
"The Last Emperor" making 185-pounds? Zuffa and M-1 Global burying the hatchet? "Rush" actually agreeing to fight either man? Something else?
Let's hear it.