The website Mixfight.ru is reporting that M-1 Global will hold a press conference in Japan on Wednesday to announce to announce the promotion’s first card to be held on Dec. 31.
Yes, you read that right. M-1 Global’s first event. Here’s what it says on the site:
M-1 Global Press-conference in Japan
M-1 Global will hold its press-conference on November,21 which will be dedicated to the first event of the organization.
The event is scheduled to take place on New Year’s Eve at the Saitama Super Arena. Mixfight M-1 will be represented by Vadim Finkelstein and Fedor Emelianenko.
www.mixfight.ru cought up with Fedor before his departure and asked him to comment on this situation with the fight on the Japanese soil that became kind of home to Fedor.
Among other questions Fedor was asked this: “You will fight again in Japan but do you feel sorry it won’t be under the Pride banner anymore?”
Fedor said: “Pride was a great organization with the best fighters and I believe that now M-1 Global will become new Pride”.
Other Russian athletes scheduled for this event are Alexander Emelianenko and Roman Zentsov.
The name of Fedor’s opponent will be announced later.
It’s interesting news that both Aleksander Emelianenko and Roman Zentsov are expected to be on the card. But I find it even more interesting that it says M-1 will be represented by Vadim Finkelstein and Fedor and not Monte Cox or anyone from Sibling Entertainment.
Who speaks for M-1 Global? And is there a difference between M-1 Global and Mixfight M-1? If there is a difference, what did Sibling Entertainment acquire?
The confusing part is that I spoke to representatives for M-1 Global on Monday night who confirmed that Fedor would be fighting on New Year’s Eve in Japan but that the card would not be an M-1 Global event. Instead, Fedor was being “rented out” for the evening so that he could compete on a card being organized by the Japanese as a way to bid farewell to PRIDE fans.
It should also be noted that Mixfight.ru is not the official website for M-1 Global.
Is this a case of Vadim Finkelstein going into business for himself even though the assets of M-1 were sold to the Sibling Entertainment Group?
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