The logic required to assemble a match between Fedor Emelianenko and Alistair Overeem has finally surfaced and we all have an unexpected elbow injury to thank. This week, Fabricio Werdum told the SL Forum in Brazil that after his infamous $10 seminars (which has apparently raised in price), he plans to undergo elbow surgery and is expected to be out until 2011.
“I’ve gotten over 30 phone calls a day in my gym after the win, more students have come, the seminar value went up. It’s like at any other profession, a singer, soccer player, as you develop and get the spotlight the value changes”.
“After the seminars I will undergo surgery on my elbow that I have put off for some time. We’re in July and I only want to come back 100% recovered. I think it’s hard to make it this year due the physical therapy, conditioning and all else. I might get back next year.”
With Werdum sidelined until next year and Fedor’s final fight on his Strikeforce contract taking place in Fall, it’s safe to say that Fedor vs. Ubereem will go down in October/September and will most likely include a fight between Lashley vs. Batista on Strikeforce’s inaugural PPV event. Of course, those are all assumptions. Assumptions that I’m willing to bet all the money in my left pocket will be verified in the near future. [Source]