"I have said it many times, M-1 is doing everything to get attention and they know they only get media attention if they say stupid things so they will demand crazy things to get there voice out there. I’ve always said that I will do my test like every other fighter. I honestly believe that Fedor lost the fight because of ‘bad’ karma. I’ve heard stories what M-1 did to their own staff and what they are demanding. They used Fedor to get what they want. What goes around comes around and that’s Fedor losing. I seriously like Fedor and I had mixed feelings when he lost. On the one hand I wanted to see Fedor in the semifinals but on the other hand I’m happy so M-1 is not co-promoting any event where I will be fighting in."
Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Alistair Overeem, provides yet another theory that could explain the recent loss of Fedor Emelianenko to Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva earlier this month. "Demolition Man" speculates that cosmic forces -- not psychological technologies -- contributed to the Russian's second straight loss. M-1, the company behind "The Last Emperor," has often been described as difficult to work with, preferring to protect its most coveted asset for the benefit of its bottom line rather than the satisfaction of the mixed martial arts community . In addition, prior to the start of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix, M-1 President Vadim Finkelchtein called for "strict drug testing" to insure his top fighter was competing on a level playing field. Josh Barnett and Silva -- both of whom failed previous drug tests for performance enhancers -- were that direct targets of his most recent comments, but Overeem was more than likely lumped into the group. Is karma really a bitch or have the smoke and mirrors finally caught up with M-1 ... or neither?