Zuffa LLC. refuse to renew the contract of Fedor Emelianenko; M-1 Global denies

Zuffa LLC. have refused to renew the contract of formerly ranked number one fighter on the planet, Fedor Emelianenko meaning “The Last Emperor” will either be forced to retire from the sport or compete in the minor leagues.

The news comes via LifeSports.ru who report negotiations stalled after the owners of the UFC came to the table and interjected themselves into the proceedings.

Fedor is on a two fight losing streak after being stopped inside the distance by both Fabricio Werdum via submission and Antonio “Big Foot” Silva via TKO, due to doctors stoppage, a position he has never been in before during his career.

Spokesman for M-1 Global, speaking to Fighters Only Magazine, said:

“It’s unfortunate that the site (LifeSports.ru) has shown little to no journalistic integrity; this is also not the first time their writers have fabricated a story to create attention. Quite simply, it should be ignored. Should there ever be a change in Fedor’s status, rest assured that M-1 would provide an official position.”

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