All of Fedor Emelianenkoâs glorious accomplishments aside (which includes providing many, many, effin entertaining moments), it seems like the words âfutureâ and âcould beâ far too often accompany the heavyweightâs name. Basically (and we will assume 90% of MMA fans are included in this) we just want to see the dude fight and fight often, but once again, following his loss to Fabricio Werdum this past summer, months will go by before that happens.
So whatâs the latest word on âThe Last Emperorâsâ seemingly endless contractual and or bout negotiations? Well, according to a report from MMA Junkie today, M-1 Global could be close to inking a new deal which would mean that Fedor would remain with Strikeforce for the foreseeable future. The âcrown jewelâ of the agreement, if it happens, M-1 Global would see some of its cards broadcast on Showtime. Seeâno wonder the UFC and Fedorâs management never came to an agreement. M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein was quoted saying in the story:
âWe have an agreement in place, and that agreement has one more fight on it. If we have to operate under that agreement; thatâs perfectly fine. But if we have the opportunity to make the relationship more long term, than certainly weâre open to that as well. So we feel fine about that in terms of Fedorâs career because we know at some point very soon, heâs going to have a fight.â
So, long story short, Fedor will fight âsoonâ, which based off previous negotiations, could mean what? 5-6 months from now? Wonât Werdum be back by then?