It’s confirmed, Fedor is fighting Bigfoot Silva in Strikeforce’s First Heavyweight Grand-Prix

Sheer terror, absolute regret and intense fear would encompass every emotion I would feel if, by some strange occurrence, I found myself inside a locked cage with Fedor standing on the other end. Granted, one would think you can reason with the man to inform him that all of this was just one incredible accident and the only thing you want by the end of the night is to be on your sofa, watching reruns of ‘The Deadliest Warrior‘. Asphyxiation due to a rear-naked-choke is a far lesser consequence than having your consciousness cut shot due to extreme head trauma from an overhand right. The word ‘extreme’, in this instance, is a gross understatement. It would be as if you accidentally stuck your head in a particle accelerator and felt the consequences for the rest of your life, sort of like this guy.

According to a recent statement on M-1 Global’s Russian site, Fedor’s camp has agreed to fight Bigfoot Silva on February 12th in a Strikeforce event rumored to go down somewhere in New Jersey. It appears that whatever arduous contract negotiation occured is now finalized, and even Ken Hershman, executive vice president and general manager SHOWTIME Sports chimed in about the incredibly epic fight announcement:

“I could not imagine a more successful start in 2011. Fedor – a man widely known in fan circles around the globe. It is our great honor to continue cooperation with M- 1 Global and Strikeforce, through which our subscribers can enjoy fighting the best fighter in MMA history”

A list if participants for the grand-prix have still not been released, but one could only imagine that Josh Barnett must be included somewhere in that mix. Well, whenever the CSAC ‘stops playing’ him, of course. [Source]

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