Finkelchtein: Future of Emelianenko’s Strikeforce career likely decided today

M-1 Global President, Vadim Finkelchtein reveals that he’ll likely know today whether or not formerly ranked number one heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko will continue to fight for the California based Strikeforce promotion after his next fight.

Finkelchtein, speaking via, said:

“I think fans just want to see Fedor fight and don’t necessarily care who the opponent is. I know that Fedor doesn’t care either. There’s a reasonable period of time when the fight has to happen, and pretty soon now we’ll know whether or not it will be a fight under the existing contract or a new contract.”

“I’m confident that everything will be OK to the point that Fedor’s satisfied. We’re slowly making progress. We have an agreement in place, and that agreement has one more fight on it. If we have to operate under that agreement; that’s perfectly fine. But if we have the opportunity to make the relationship more long term, than certainly we’re open to that as well. So we feel fine about that in terms of Fedor’s career because we know at some point very soon, he’s going to have a fight.”

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