Emelianenko is currently a free-agent since leaving Strikerforce late last year. "The Last Emperor" has also returned to his winning ways after a 1-3 stint in Strikeforce, notching two consecutive wins in his last two fights. Emelianenko last defeated Olympic judo gold medalist, Satoshi Ishii, via KO at Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011.
"Fedor is definitely a fighter we would consider and would be honored to have fight in the SFL...Realists have to put him at the top of the pound-for-pound list given the longevity of his dominance. The participation of such a legend could only enhance an emerging fight promotion," SFL executive, Ken Pavia, said.
SFL debuted with SFL 1 earlier this month in Mumbai, India and the promotion has six more events planned for this year.
"We are of course flattered by Pavia's statement and if there are any concrete proposals for co-operation, Fedor and Vadim will of course seriously consider them," said M-1 official, Evgeni Kogan.
Ultimately, SFL's acquisition of Emelianenko boils down to the amount of money they are willing to contract the former pound for pound king.