Fedor Emelianenko will make his first-ever trip to New York City to announce his future plans in mixed martial arts on Monday, October 22, which will more than likely include his intentions of fighting under the M-1 banner.
Vadim Finkelstein -- the manager for Fedor Emelianenko -- recently sold the Russian promotion to an unknown "major American investor." It's been the subject of heated debate and will hopefully be clarified at the swank Manhattan office of fashion designer, Marc Ecko.
Here's the snip:
"Fedor Emelianenko, the most sought after MMA fighter in the world with a record of 26-1 with one no-contest, will be in New York City for the first time to announce his decision on which professional fighting organization he will join. Fedor, as he is known by the millions of MMA fans, has been heavily recruited by many fighting organizations. Fedor is recognized as the best and most feared MMA fighter on the planet."
The decision of the PRIDE FC heavyweight champion to not fight inside the Octagon sent shockwaves through the mixed martial arts world, leading to the resignation of reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture. "The Natural" mentioned a desire to fight Emelianenko as one of the primary reasons for his departure.
Lucky bastard, er, Jesse Holland from UFCmania.com intends to attend the 5:30 p.m. event. We hope to have a full report of the press conference right here on Monday evening.