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Rumors: New Information Regarding M-1 And Fedor

Big thanks goes out to who were the first site to break this story:

Please take the following with a grain of salt as nothing will be confirmed for certain until Monday’s press conference in New York featuring Fedor Emelianenko and executives from M-1.

According to, sources close to M-1 have revealed the following:

-American MMA Super Agent Monte Cox will be the new CEO of M-1.

-Fedor’s contract is said to be a five fight deal worth 12 million dollars.

-Mark Cuban is likely to be involved with M-1 at some point in the near future.

-TV deals are being negotiated with HBO and possibly Showtime though nothing has been signed, it looks like the UFC may have missed their chance.

-Fedor’s opponent is still unnamed but will likely be a former PRIDE heavyweight.

Check back soon. Well have more information as it comes down.