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Scott Coker: 'I feel good about the negotiations' with Fedor Emelianenko


"As everybody knows we have a negotiation ongoing with M-1 right now, and I wish I had a simple answer, but it's an ongoing negotiation. I feel good about it, I feel good about the negotiations. Whether you're dealing with Dream, or you're dealing with M-1, or any foreign company there's always a translation issue, and there's always a cultural issue, and there's just a lot of barriers that will come. We're trying to navigate through the waters and get a fair deal for everybody."

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker tells MMA Weekly that he feels Fedor Emelianenko will sign on the dotted line in time for a 2011 return with the promotion. Emelianenko is closing in on the final bout of his contract with Strikeforce and is looking for a new deal. "The Last Emperor" suffered a stunning submission loss to BJJ specialist Fabricio Werdum back in June. With a new deal on the horizon, what's next for the Russian heavyweight? Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem? A rematch with "Vai Cavalo?" A grudge match with Antonio Silva? Let's hear it maniacs.

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