MMA reporter Ariel Helwani caught up with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently during his “MMAhour” show to find out what the promotion plans for the coming months. Coker explains he is interested in former WWE star Batista, and is considering a Lashley fight. Also interestingly, Overeem is ready to defend his Strikeforce heavyweight title and it may be Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva as Werdum will be out due to surgery for the remaining of the year.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker:
“Fabricio (Werdum) will not be ready until the beginning of next year so I’m not sure who he’ll be fighting next because of the time he’ll be taking off. Hopefully we’ll have Overeem back in the cage in October. Against who, we don’t know. It might be ‘Bigfoot’ Silva [but] the heavyweight division hasn’t been determined and we’re still having ongoing dialogue with M-1. That should flesh out here pretty soon and once we come to a deal with them on when (Fedor will) fight, who he’ll fight, and with Fabricio out, I think the rest of the division will kind of unfold itself before the end of the year. I don’t think [Emelianenko vs. Overeem] will happen this year.”