Thursday, Aug 12, 2010
Report: Fedor Emelianenko Looking to Re-sign with Strikeforce
By Kelsey Mowatt In response to recent speculation as to whether Fedor Emelianenko will look to sign elsewhere, following the conclusion of his current 3 fight deal with Strikeforce, the renowned heavyweight has reportedly stated that he is interested in signing a new multi-fight agreement with the promotion. According to a report on M-1 Global’s official site today, while attending a press conference in Atlantic City last weekend (which was held in conjunction with M-1’s latest Americas Finals event), Fedor had this to say when asked about how many more fights “he had left.”
“So far I feel very comfortable fighting, very good with my fighting, and I’m planning of fighting as long as I can physically. As far and I’m concerned we should discuss the possibility of signing another contract for 4-6 fights.”
Emelianenko, who was submitted by Fabricio Werdum in June marking the first time he’s been defeated since December, 2000, once again dismissed the notion that he is currently interested in signing with the UFC. The report also included a comment from M-1 Global Director of Operations, Evgeni Kogan, who was asked about the working relationship that currently exists between his organization and Strikeforce.
“The issues stemming from the Nov 9th show were ironed out and we all took a lot of positives from San Jose. Now we are in talks to extend the contract for Fedor and at the same time to settle on who, when and where he is fighting next. These talks are going smoothly and we are hopeful of a full resolution very shortly.”
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:04 pm