Update: M-1 Global Rep Says Showtime Contract Still in Place for Fedor Emelianenko
By FCF Staff
After UFC President Dana White informed reporters earlier today in Philadelphia that Fedor Emelianeko was going to be released from Strikeforce, one of the heavyweight’s representatives is claiming that Zuffa has no agreement with Emelianenko to begin with.
According to posts made by M-1 Global Director of Operations Evegni Kogan on his Twitter account, a member of Emelianenko’s management group, the former Pride champion’s contract is with the Showtime Network and not Strikeforce.
Mind boggling how someone can be cut from a contract owned by another organisation when they have absolutely no idea about it.
Contract is with Showtime. He doesn’t need SF to fight on SHO.
There has been no official comment from Showtime or Strikeforce regarding Emelianenko’s status.
M-1 Global currently has a broadcasting deal with Showtime for its own events. The European based company’s upcoming October 14th card is scheduled to be broadcast on the network.
Emelianenko is coming off a TKO loss to Dan Henderson this past weekend, which was the fighter’s third consecutive defeat while competing for Strikeforce.
After the bout, Emelianenko announced that he was going to take some time to decide whether he will fight again.