All of Fedor Emelianenkoās glorious accomplishments aside (which includes providing many, many, effin entertaining moments), it seems like the words āfutureā and ācould beā far too often accompany the heavyweightās 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 whatās the latest word on āThe Last Emperorāsā 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 ācrown jewelā of the agreement, if it happens, M-1 Global would see some of its cards broadcast on Showtime. Seeāno wonder the UFC and Fedorās management never came to an agreement. M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein was quoted saying in the story:
āWe have an agreement in place, and that agreement has one more fight on it. If we have to operate under that agreement; thatās perfectly fine. But if we have the opportunity to make the relationship more long term, than certainly weāre open to that as well. So we feel fine about that in terms of Fedorās career because we know at some point very soon, heās going to have a fight.ā
So, long story short, Fedor will fight āsoonā, which based off previous negotiations, could mean what? 5-6 months from now? Wonāt Werdum be back by then?