<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=288322" target="_blank"> Fedor still negotiating, fought 69 seconds in 2009 </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=288322" ><img class="photo" src="" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[mmafighting.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <blockquote>
A match pitting Fedor Emelianenko against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at Strikeforce's January 29 event had been proposed as a possibility by several news outlets, but it's not going to happen, according to Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz.
Emelianenko fought just once during calendar year 2010, for a grand total of 69 seconds, losing via triangle/armbar to Fabricio Werdum.
Since then, Emelianenko's M-1 representatives have been engaged in contract extension talks with Strikeforce in hopes of a new deal, but the sides have been unable to reach terms. Emelianenko has one bout remaining on his current deal.