Manager: Fedor just as likely to sign with UFC as he is with Bellator

July 19, 2015 7:13 am by BJPENN.COM News


Fedor Emelianenko’s announcement that he will be returning to the world of mixed martial arts shocked the world earlier this week. The former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion has been inactive since his last bout in 2012 when he defeated Pedro Rizzo in less than two minutes. Now no longer associated with M-1 Global, Emelianenko is free to go anywhere he wants on his own accord.

According to his manager, Vadmin Finekchtein, Emelianenko could very well end up fighting in the octagon.

Finekchtein recently addressed several topics, including whether Fedor’s relationship with Scott Coker and Bellator would influence where he fights next.

“I think that doesn’t matter at all,” Finekchtein told MMA Fighting. “And you know, Fedor is not in a bad relationship with Dana White or anyone else. I don’t really know where he will fight. Time will show. It depends on which offer will be the best. He doesn’t have any specific preferences. But, I am sure U.S., Japan, Russia and other countries will be happy to welcome Fedor. Fedor doesn’t have any contracts with any promotions. Nothing bounds him. So I think that would be stupid not to be in negotiations with different MMA organizations. He has time, he has a wide choice so he can choose the contract with the best conditions for him.”

Where would you like to see Fedor Emelianenko fight next? Do you want to see him in the octagon, or is he past his prime? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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