Monday, Feb 14, 2011
M-1 Global’s Kogan and UFC’s White Battle on Twitter
By FCF Staff
If you follow Dana White’s official Twitter account, then you know that the UFC President is quick to engage both fans and critics on the social network, which can lead to some rather interesting and or heated exchanges. Saturday night was no exception.
Since failing to sign former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko to the UFC in 2009, White has publicly criticized M-1 Global on how they’ve managed the career of the Russian heavyweight, in addition to the notion, that Emelianenko is still one of the world’s best heavyweight fighters. In turn, M-1 Global hasn’t been shy about criticizing White, the UFC business model, or those that also maintain Fedor’s best days are well behind him.
Well, following Emelianenko’s doctor stoppage loss to Antonio Silva Saturday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey, marking Fedor’s second defeat in as many fights, the following post appeared on White’s official Twitter account.
M1 = M done! What did I tell you Vadummy!!
9:35 PM Feb 12th via Twitter for BlackBerry®
The ‘tweet’ was directed at M-1 Global President Vadim Finklechtein, who has quarrelled with White publicly on several occasions over the last couple of years. In response, a post from a Twitter account allegedly belonging to M-1 Global’s Director of Operations, Evgeni Kogan, stated:
@danawhite easy to be a prick tweeting on your phone, isn’t it? Come see us and say it to Vadim’s face – we’re in ‘Jersey, coward.
10:49 PM Feb 12th via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to danawhite
It would appear the two organizations won’t be shifting into a more civil relationship anytime soon.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 3:48 pm