Fedor Cut From Strikeforce Roster, Still Has Showtime Contract

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

With UFC 133 on the horizon, news dropped following the pre-fight press conference that Fedor Emelianenko has been cut from his Strikeforce contract following his third straight loss last weekend in Chicago.

Carrying a large price tag and not performing up to Zuffa standards, Emelianenko will now likely never set foot in the UFC cage. Losses to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva, and Dan Henderson set the stage for UFC President Dana White to gain the last laugh in the long time saga between Zuffa and Emelianenko's management team.

Despite being cut, it may not be the last time Fedor is seen on the Showtime network though, “Fedor's contract is with Showtime,” M-1 Global representative Evgeni Kogan told MMA Nation's Jonathan Snowden. “He remains a Showtime fighter, on a network which has been amazing to Fedor and the team.”

“Strikeforce is not the only MMA promotion on Showtime. So there are a number of options for Fedor which will be looked at. And one of those is to work with the other MMA promotion currently on Showtime.”

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