Emelianenko, UFC are far apart

Fedor Emelianenko’s conference call today has been enlightening.

First of all, I’ll make a prediction: this guy will never, ever fight in the UFC. Listening to the conference call, it’s easy to see that Emelianenko and M-1 Global are not going to back down from the insane notion that they somehow deserve equal billing. On the conference call, they claimed that M-1 Global is a known commodity around the globe and deserves co-promotional billing with the UFC on any fight, and that they won’t do anything with the UFC that is outside of those parameters.

I have so many things I want to say about this situation and this story, but I’m going to refrain for a few hours and see what shakes out.

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