Despite his decade long reign over MMA’s heavyweight division, Strikeforce president Scott Coker doesn’t think Fedor Emelianenko will make it to the finals of Strikeforce’s upcoming heavyweight grand prix. Instead, as he tells The Fight Nerd in this video interview, he thinks either Alistair Overeem or Fabricio Werdum will make it to the finals on his side of the bracket.
“I believe that there are going to be some upsets in this tournament. On one side you’ll have Alistair Overeem and he will fight (Josh) Barnett. The other prediction is, if Fabricio Werdum beats Alistair (Overeem), I believe Fabricio can beat Fedor (Emelianenko) again and he’ll probably fight (Josh) Barnett. That’s my prediction, but in these things you never know, I’m just throwing out some names. The reality is we’re going to have a lot of fun watching it unfold.”
For what it’s worth, I say Fedor takes it all and proves once again that he’s the best heavyweight in mixed martial arts. What do you guys think?