Fedor injures hand in training, could be out for prolonged period of time
MMABay Radio can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that WAMMA heavyweight champion, Fedor Emelianenko has suffered a hand injury in training that could see him sidelined for a number of months, putting his latest fight with Fabricio Werdum in doubt.
The news was revealed to Chris Greenman while on the floor at the Arnold Exhibition today in Columbus, Ohio while discussing the state of the Strikeforce heavyweight division with a source close to the situation. It has since been confirmed by a further two reliable sources.
Strikeforce have been in negotiations with M-1 Global and Fedor over the fight with Werdum on May 15th in St. Louis, Missouri for a number of weeks, although it has been well publicised that these talks had not been going well. Now with the news of an injury surfacing, this fight could be pushed back to the end of the summer at best if contract wranglings can be sorted out.
By Michael Pepper. (Follow me on Twitter)