M-1 Global Executives Vadim Finkelstein and Sergei Matvienko recently posted an interview on their M-1 Mixfight website. Here are some of the highlights from that interview:
Vadim On M-1’s Ability And Willingness To Work With Fighters From Around The World:
Vadim: First of all we stated that we intend to collaborate with different promotions in the first place. We’ll keep cooperating with K-1 and other organizations willing to cooperate with us.
Vadim On A Fedor vs. Couture Matchup:
Right now we do our best to arrange Fedor – Randy fight. Almost everyone wants that megafight – Randy, M-1 Global and every single MMA fan in the world.
Vadim On What’s Next For M-1 Global:
Vadim: We plan to keep MMA fans happy. There are 5-6 major events a year planned. We intend to hold ‘M-1 Challenge’ in four countries. You’ll get the details later on.
Vadim On Fedor’s Next Fight:
Vadim: Now I can only confirm that Fedor’s next fight is scheduled to take place in the USA. More details in a couple of weeks.
Vadim On Fedor Possibly Giving K-1 Champion Semmy Schilt A Rematch:
Vadim: There are no oponents Fedor won’t like to fight. Schilt has already tried himself against Fedor back in 2002. He is a good kickboxer. I don’t think he’s greatly improved his MMA skills since then. But if there is a brisk demand for it – it can happen.
Vadim and Sergei On The End Of Pride:
Sergei: This championship closed curtains of legendary events held under the Pride banner. Now we’ll revive this tradition under the name of M-1 Global.
Vadim: We saw off Pride but MMA fans shouldn’t feel upset about it. M-1 Global will do its best to resurrect wonderful MMA-events and make fans happy.