The Russian legend had been approached by Strikeforce officials prior to this past weekends Rafael Cavalcante vs. Dan Henderson bout about fighting for the title at 205 pounds. Emelianenko is reportedly interested.
Long viewed as a smaller heavyweight, the cut shouldn't be drastic for Emelianenko. Fans have long clamored for The Last Emperor to drop down to the light heavyweight division, but with his winning streak in tact, Emelianenko never entertained the idea. Now, with two straight losses at heavyweight, a drop down to 205 could do wonders for his career.
Again, the fight is far from signed but Strikeforce has talked with Emelianenko about the drop down in weight and he is interested.