Fedor To Fight With Mitrione

Fedor Emelianenko, the former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion was reunited with Scott Coker when Bellator MMA pleaded for employing the Last Emperor.


The renowned man in Stary Oskal is all set to join with heavyweight slugger Matt Mitrione in June for the Bellator 180 PPV event in New York City. It is a bit too early to figure out the next moves of Emelianenko after Meathead. As per Fedor, he doesn’t have much interest in a rematch with Antonio Silva. He expressed his views last week at a press conference. His very next aim is the fight with Mitrione which will take place on 24th of June. He is quite hopeful that he would win and wishes good luck to Vitaly Minakoy.

The Russian mixed martial artist has won accolades and championships in several sports. Some of the notable ones include MMA, Pride Fighting Championships, FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship and more. Fedor began his career in 2000 and achieved 4 victories at a stretch.

EMELIANENKO: MATTERS OF PROMOTIONS FORCED ME TO REJECT UFC CONTRACT

Fedor Emelianenko has disclosed that he was actually offered a contract with the UFC, but chose to sign with Bellator on account of ‘matters of promotion.’


The MMA legend is among the best fighters of the sport to have not stepped foot inside the UFC’s octagon so when he came out of retirement in 2015, some fight fans were hopeful he would eventually join the company’s ranks.

But, the former Pride and FIAS world champion has now rationalized he failed to accept the terms of the contract the UFC and Dana White presented him prior to his Bellator debut against Matt Mitrione.

“Yes, this alternative was there,” Fedor told Lenta.ru.

“I was offered a (contract) from UFC, but it did not go well with me. We experienced disagreements, particularly about matters of promotion,” he added.

The UFC have attempted in the past to sign ‘The Last Emperor,’ however, their advances have frequently been batted away as a result of conflicts over pay-per-view cuts, sponsorship constraints, and promotional restraints.

MMA Fighters Criticize Wrestlers Guilty Of Drug Use

The recent reports on continuous failed drug testing incidents in UFC have miffed a lot of clean fighters and they have openly criticized the unethical behavior as shown by the guilty wrestlers.

One among the biggest concerns at this present moment is huge negative impact of this issue on UFC & MMA sports in general.

However, Daniel Cormier, who is also one of the most significant critics of the unclean wrestlers, is of the opinion that the discussions going around the social networking portals regarding the drug issue are actually good- as its helping to raise awareness.

“When you take to social media, you will see fans feel that it’s ominous for UFC. But I feel that it’s actually good. It is working should go on like this”, stated UFC heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier.

Bellator Seems Like Running After The Dream Fight

Scott Coker, the Bellator MMA President told the MMAFighting.com during the holiday week that Brock Lesnar has been asked to show interests in the services he provides. Just before the New Year started, Coker mentioned another heavyweight champion that the company is interested to bring in. He is Fedor Emelianenko.

As per report made by Sherdog’s Tristen Critchfield, Coker will be present at the InokiBom-Ba-Ye in Tokyo in 2014 for New Year’s Eve and it is expected that he will discussion matters with the heavyweight champion who has been PRIDE and WAMMA champions too.