The below message appears on the website Mixfight.ru, which is an official website (although perhaps not thee official site) that announces that the new M-1 Global promotion will hold its first show on Dec. 31 and will feature PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko:
The first M-1 Global event will take place in Japan, Saitama Super Arena on December, 31!
No one other than four times Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko will fight in the main event.
The whole situation is confusing for two reasons:
1) While Mixfight.ru is affiliated with M-1, it’s not the official, official website for M-1 Global. Is this a case of a webmaster jumping the gun or is this legit?
2) These rumors surface several weeks ago. At the time, I contacted M-1 Global president and CEO Monte Cox, who informed me that while they looked into the possibility of having Fedor fight on Dec. 31 in Japan that the timing simply wasn’t going to work out. If timing was an issue several weeks ago then it’s surely not an asset at this stage.