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"Today I heard the rumors of me allegedly stating on my twitter account that we are negotiating with the UFC. I want to state that there are no talks with the UFC whatsoever. Our partner in the USA is STRIKEFORCE, we are happy to cooperate with STRIKEFORCE. Fedor (Emelianenko) and Gegard (Mousasi) fight there and they are quite happy with the conditions and how they are treated with respect there. Finally, I don’t have any account on Twitter. The account that ignited the rumors is false. Our attorneys are already aware of the situation and shortly this fake account will be deleted."
Co-owner and President of M-1 Global Vadim Finkelchtein today made a statement through M-1 Global shooting down erroneous Internet reports that claimed the MMA Czar had reopened negotiations with the UFC. Unfortunately the Twitter account used to give life to the rumors was later discovered to be fake and Finky reaffirms the relationship between Strikeforce and his top stars Fedor Emelianenko and Gegard Mousasi. M-1 has been out of the Dana White business since talks between the two sides broke down in August 2009, prompting the Russians to join the party in San Jose. Was it a good decision? That all depends on who you ask. What say you?