Let's take a look at the rumor from Carmichael Dave of Sports 1140 KHTK AM that the UFC made a contract offer that has people talking.
The details of the unverified offer are:
- A six-fight, $30 million deal
- An immediate title shot against Brock Lesnar
- M-1 Global would receive a cut of PPV revenue on top of Emelianenko's contracted purse
- Fedor would be able to wear as much M1 gear as wanted, and they would also place M-1 logos on the Octagon
- Fedor would be allowed to fight in combat sambo
As of yesterday, M-1 Global turned down such offer pointing out they are not interested in signing anything unless the UFC decides to co-promote the event.
“The offer made by the UFC is not interesting for us” says Fedor Emelianenko after being asked about what the UFC had to offer.
It's safe to say Fedor will most likely never step into the octagon and end up in Japan.
Don't blame M-1 Global 1 team for this, if anything blame the UFC for not wanting to co-promote the greatest fight(s) with Fedor.
There will be those who question as to what made Fedor turned down such offer and even call him "crazy" for not taking the money.
Truth is, Fedor isn't interested in the money to begin with. He wants to see M-1 Global get promoted as seeing this would help the company grow in the future.
In the end, no matter which side of the fence you're on, you most likely are pulling for both sides to find a viable solution so that we can all see "The Last Emperor" show why he's truly the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.