M-1 boss Vadim Finkelstein has recently revealed that "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko
will be featured in an exhibition fight at the M-1 Global Selection: Eastern Europe. The event will take place at the Aquarium Hotel (Crocus City Hall) in Moscow on April 10th, just one week before Strikeforce: Nashville event, where Fedor Emelianenko was originally scheduled to fight Fabricio Werdum:
"Fedor Emelianenko will support fighters with his presence at the event. Maybe the spectators could see an exhibition fight with Fedor, but it only depends on the situation with his hand. We will know this only a week before the event."
Fedor Emelianenko had to pull out of the fight again Vai Cavalo due to hand injury (and promotional disputes), but now it looks like M-1 Global will still use "The Last Emperor" to promote their own event. Fedor's participation in an exhibition bout may raise many questions over his motivation to fight at Strikeforce, what could lead to another rift between Scott Coker's promotion and M-1 Global.