Shawn Jordan now a free agent after UFC 192 loss, wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Heavyweight Shawn Jordan is a free agent after finishing out his UFC contract earlier this month at UFC 192, according to a report from, and he’s angling for a fight with Fedor Emelianenko.

Jordan dropped a decision to Ruslan Magomedov on the pay-per-view card in Houston, snapping a three-fight winning streak in the organization. However, with that being the final fight on his deal, Jordan’s now throwing his name out as a potential opponent for “The Last Emperor,” who returns to MMA this December for the new Rizin Fighting Federation from former Pride boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

How many people get to compete with man that brought them to their sport?!!! Let’s do it

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Penick’s Analysis: Honestly, there are a lot worse options than Jordan for Emelianenko’s next fight, including the name previously reported in Jaideep Singh. Now, the UFC may still try to re-sign Jordan; he was 3-1 in his last four fights, and had a great highlight just a fight before the Magomedov loss. A fight with Emelianenko could definitely happen, but I don’t know that Jordan will shoot up to the top of the list despite his availability.

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