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Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Report: Fedor Emelianenko Says Talks For Next Bout Ongoing

Fedor Emelianenko

By FCF Staff

Following a report that Fedor Emelianenko is close to signing with Bellator for a bout with Matt Mitrione, the legendary fighter’s relayed that talks for his next fight are ongoing.

The 40 year-old Russian star is currently a free agent, and Emelianenko has said that his team is in talks with a few organizations.  A couple of days ago, FloCombat reported that sources have informed the outlet a bout between Emelianenko and Mitrione is close to being finalized.

The former PRIDE heavyweight champ recently posted  a statement in Russian on Instagram, and according to Bloody Elbow, it stated:

“We are now negotiating my next fight, but the contract is not signed with any organization. Before the official announcement, all information about the negotiations are confidential and neither party can not disclose it. As long as I’ve been training as usual, has not yet started to prepare the specific opponent. Today, many people use the lack of information about my next fight for their own purposes.”

“We were not and are not conducting negotiations for a fight with the company Rizin. Therefore, the information regarding Shane Carwin’s acceptance to meet me in the ring is surprising for me. No proposals from the Japanese promotion arrived to me. In the near future we will announce the date of my fight from official sources.”

Emelianenko is coming off a controversial, decision win over Fabio Maldonado in June.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:33 pm
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