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Gegard Mousasi Says Showtime Wants Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson (Update)

Gegard Mousasi lets it slip in this interview with MMA Heat’s Karyn Bryant that Showtime wants to put a fight together between Dan Henderson and Fedor Emelianenko. While that bout could certainly headline a Showtime event, MMA Weekly reported just yesterday that Strikeforce is planning a possible pay-per-view in July (with King Mo vs. Roger Gracie rumored), the same month Fedor is expected to fight and the same month Hendo said he wanted to fight. It wouldn’t be the strongest PPV headliner given Fedor’s recent decline, I could see them trying to pass it off as such.

If that’s even what they’re plan is, the other question is if and how Showtime would be involved in such a pay-per-view. Before Zuffa purchased Strikeforce that would have been an easy answer, but since Zuffa does own Strikeforce now, I doubt they’ll be too eager to share any pay-per-view revenue with Showtime unless they’re already contractually obligated to do so.

There’s a lot of unknowns here, so I caution you take all this with a grain of salt, but it will be interesting to see how it all develops if it does.

Update: According to MMA Weekly, Hendo will fight on the July card but a fight against Fedor has not been offered as of yet.

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