Emelianenko questioned about joining the UFC:
“ For now (we) M-1Global works with Strikeforce and we are concentrating on that, the contract is not over yet. So for now we don’t have any interest in the UFC. ”
M-1Global director of operations, Evgeni Kogan:
“The relationship between ourselves, Strikeforce, and Showtime is a good one, we had a great event in June in San Jose, and we look forward to more good events with our partners.
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.”
When Fedor was asked directly how many fights he would consider on the new contract, Emelianenko had this to say.
“so far I feel very comfortable fighting, very good with my fighting, and I’m planning on fighting as long as I can physically. As far as I’m concerned we should discuss the possibility of signing another contract for 4-6 fights.”
Bad news for anyone looking to see ‘The Last Emperor‘ fight in the octagon anytime soon. On a positive note, Emelianenko shared no hints of retiring anytime soon, and perhaps may be reinvigorated from his recent loss to Fabricio Werdum.
Source: M-1 Global