Heavyweight Shawn Jordan is a free agent after finishing out his UFC contract earlier this month at UFC 192, according to a report from MMAJunkie.com, 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.
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.