M-1 Global insider Igor Karaev has confirmed that Fedor Emelianenko will still be fighting Fabricio Werdum, but the scheduled date has been altered from April to May.

Confusion has encircled the Russian fighter's immediate future after teammate Gegard Mousasi made a departure from M-1 Global, and a definitive plan for Emelianenko's next Strikeforce opponent had not been announced.

The other obvious candidate for "The Last Emperor" is Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.  Overeem hasn't set foot in the Strikeforce cage since winning the title in November of 2007, but continues to compete in both MMA and kickboxing overseas, further clouding the title picture and fueling allegations of steroid use.

We'll publish more news on this story as soon as it surfaces.

Source:  Igor on the UG, TV100.ru (untranslated)



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