Fedor Emelianko might have won the war, but he didn’t come out injury free.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker,
Emelianenko, 33, also is dealing with health issues. He suffered a fracture and tendon damage in his left thumb, and a fractured nose in the Rogers fight, Coker said. Emelianenko stopped in Los Angeles on Monday to be treated for the injuries.
“[The hand injury] could’ve been from that blow when he had Brett on the mat at the end,” Coker said. “We’re hearing he could be out for four to six months.” [LA Times]
Fedor injury will likely keep him out till early fall. It is expected that his next opponent would be Alistair Overeem next for the Strikeforce heavyweight belt.
Fedor is recently married and it wouldn’t be surprised if he is looking for a little downtime after his big win.