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Old 07-26-2009, 02:47 PM
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Default The UFC & Fedor Inc. back at the Table

I am freaking pumped!!




It's a years-old discussion, and one that is at times maddening.

Widely regarded as the world's top heavyweight fighter, Fedor Emelinanko has proven to be the one commodity the UFC hasn't been able to land, and the strained relations between UFC president Dana White and the Russian's management have often been anything but amicable.

But with the collapse of Emelianenko's recent fighting home, Affliction Entertainment, his manager, Vadim Finkelchtein, says negotiations with the UFC are again underway.

"This the moment of truth that the UFC has talked about," Finkelchtein stated in a recent release issued by his company, M-1 Global. "Fedor and I are here in the States. If they want to come out and fly here, we are ready to conduct negotiations."

With M-1 Global's recent announcement of the Aug. 28 event, "M-1 Breakthrough," many MMA observers have speculated Emelianenko may appear on the company's first edition of the "new premium fight series."

Finkelchtein said his fighter is looking at a number of options.

"We are now with Fedor in the U.S., and we hope to make a decision about his next fight within the next few days," Finkelchtein stated. "There are many business meetings and negotiations planned with all the major promotions. We will explore the possibility of Fedor fighting (Josh) Barnett and will even look into whether the fight can take place as soon as August (since Barnett has not been suspended)."

While the excitement surrounding the long-awaited matchup between Emelianenko and Barnett certainly took a step back with "The Babyfaced Assassin's" recent positive drug test result, it would still be a bout between two of the world's best heavyweights. But with Brock Lesnar's impressive win at UFC 100 and White's apparent commitment to bringing the Russian into his organization, fans will most certainly be clamoring for Emelianenko to sign with the UFC.

While Finkelchtein's latest statement seems to lend some hope for that result, the terms of a potential contract may still prove impossible for the UFC to consider.

"Of course, it still doesn't imply we are ready to accept any conditions they'll throw at us," Finkelchtein said. "We want to talk to the UFC about having Fedor compete against some of their fighters, but only within the framework of co-promotional efforts with M-1 Global."

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Old 07-26-2009, 02:51 PM
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Oh god, I just caught the last statement. I really dont see the UFC agreeing to that

"Of course, it still doesn't imply we are ready to accept any conditions they'll throw at us," Finkelchtein said. "We want to talk to the UFC about having Fedor compete against some of their fighters, but only within the framework of co-promotional efforts with M-1 Global."
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:40 PM
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Simple answer, buy M-1 Global, lol
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:36 PM
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wow - they really hype Fedor don't they? What if he gets to the UFC and is Cro-Cop'd after said hype, (like with CC)??

Yea, they are not the same fighter, but still...Brock, Gonzaga, Carwin, Cain....one of them will bring him low in time..
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:40 PM
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I dont want to know until I hear that he has been signed and see his name on a card. Until then I'll nare believe it.

They will forever swing in and out of talks because Dana White dispite what he says, knows who Fedor is, and Fedor has standards that he wont drop for the UFC. Until one of them gives (preferably Dana) it will never happen.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:15 AM
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wow - they really hype Fedor don't they? What if he gets to the UFC and is Cro-Cop'd after said hype, (like with CC)??

Yea, they are not the same fighter, but still...Brock, Gonzaga, Carwin, Cain....one of them will bring him low in time..
Fedor would beat all those guys, c'mon now, and in the same night.
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Fedor would beat all those guys, c'mon now, and in the same night.
Sheesh-he's not GSP
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Sheesh-he's not GSP
no he's not, GSP has lost twice.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:13 AM
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Man, I hope Fedor does come to the UFC. I don't even care if he wins or looses, I just want to watch him fight.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:36 PM
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I think the UFC should offer Fedor a one fight contract against Lesnar to prove whether he can take the title. If he wins, Fedor gets his way, if he loses he is obligated to another 4 fights in the UFC.

Of course the money arrangements will need be favorable to Fedor.

As for the M1 thing, I think it is a lot to ask to have a co-event with them. Fedor Inc. should prove his worth in the Oct before he asks for them to bend around all his demands. Here I though Dana had an ego
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