Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fedor Confirmed for New Year’s Eve in Japan

M-1 Global’s president and CEO Monte Cox confirmed yesterday that Fedor Emelianenko will fight Hong Man Choi on New Year’s Eve.

On the Russian Mix-Fight Championship website, Fedor wrote to Japanese fans the following: “I contacted M-1 Global management and received their complete support in my desire to continue the tradition of fighting in Japan on New Year's Eve."

In other words, Fedor is being rented out to fight the 7'2" Korean, who will be absolutely destroyed by the world's best fighter.
Fedor may have found a new home in M-1 Global, but the same old problems persist for the Russian heavyweight: there aren't too many people who are willing and available to fight him.

Fedor and Choi will apparently be fighting as part of a show run by the promoters of the Japanese professional wrestling organization Hustle, which has several employees who were involved in operating the once thriving, now defunct Pride Fighting Championships.

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