EXCLUSIVE: Carwin: Fedor is going to become irrelevant at Strikeforce
In an EXCLUSIVE interview with MMABay, UFC heavyweight number one contender, Shane Carwin gave his thoughts on Fedor Emelianenko recently signing with Strikeforce, saying the Russian could have gone down as the greatest of all time but he chose to seek protection, just as he has done in recent years.
When asked about the recent comments made that Strikeforce offers Fedor a better challenge at heavyweight, Carwin scoffed:
“LOL who made that comment? Strikeforce offers Fedor protection just like the other promotions that he has fought for. Fedor could have went down as the wealthiest and best fighter in the history of MMA if he had continued to test his legacy.”
“Instead he has fought in freak show events or ex “UFC” title holders that would not be fighting on the preliminaries in the current UFC. The best heavyweight in the world is Brock Lesnar. He just beat Frank Mir to prove it. Fedor is going to become irrelevant at Strikeforce.”
Much has been made in the MMA world of Fedor’s decision to sign with the Strikeforce and whether it was solely motivated by the co-promotional agreement between the California based promotion and M-1 Global. His first test will come against the much bigger Brett Rogers sometime before the end of the year and a loss to the Minnesota native will mean the Russian’s decision will spectacularly backfire on him.
By Michael Pepper/Rory Logan.