The specifics of Zuffa’s offer to Fedor Emelianenko

Here are some of the specifics of the contract that was extended and denied by Fedor Emelianenko and his management:

  • A six-fight, $30 million deal
  • An immediate title shot against Brock Lesnar
  • M-1 Global would receive a cut of PPV revenue on top of Emelianenko’s contracted purse
  • Fedor would be able to wear as much M1 gear as he wanted
  • Fedor would be allowed to fight in combat sambo

This is what M-1 turned down? This is what they deemed to be an insufficient offer?

I cannot imagine a valid reason for turning down this contract. It seems as though Zuffa relented on everything except the co-promotional aspect that M-1 is demanded, and M-1 won’t meet them anywhere close to halfway in the middle.

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