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Fedor Emelianenko’s first M-1 fight vs. Jeff Monson?

According to, negotiations may be well underway for the match-up:

“The ‘Snowman’ Jeff Monson, full of praise during in an interview with, cited the ‘very good possibility of fighting the Russian’ and also said he is ‘in the process of working through things with M-1.”

Monson? I don’t think it will garner much more interest than the fight with Matt Lindland did, but at least it will get Emelianenko back in the ring with something of a legitimate opponent.

The fight is also a safe one for the M-1 organization. Emelianenko’s chances of losing to Monson are much less than they would be against other name free-agent heavyweights like Josh Barnett or Mark Hunt.