Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker will begin discussions with co-promotional partner M-1 Global as early as this weekend for the third and final event on their existing contract. It will be the first time the companies talk shop since Fedor Emelianenko?s stunning 69-second submission defeat at the hands of Fabricio Werdum on June 26 in San Jose, Calif.

At the top of the list will be determining Emelianenko?s next opponent and where the event will take place, as well as negotiations to re-up a deal to produce additional events together into more