M-1 Global has sent out a press release today confirming the rumors that WAMMA champs Shinya Aoki and Fedor Emelianenko will tangle in some sort of exhibition match, most likely to be a grappling match.
Complete rules of the Fedor vs. Aoki sparring exhibition are still being negotiated, but it will be presented as a special attraction during a 19-bout event scheduled to feature head-to-head M-1 Challenge matchups between host country Japan vs. England, Team USA West vs. South Korea, and Spain vs. France.
I don’t care if it doesn’t mean anything and I don’t care what kind of match it is, I will be watching. Would I rather see Fedor in a real fight? Absolutely. But the hardcore MMA fan in all of us will be watching, come on, Rainbow Pants vs. The Last Emperor trying to submit each other, who wouldn’t watch that?