I am so fucking behind on the news right now that it’s insane … and that’s with mega balls-out blogging for the past two days. I’m still trying to fully digest everything that happened on Monday, let alone what’s gone down on Tuesday and let’s just pretend that Wednesday is a void of news, at least until Friday when I finally catch up. So long as you and I both know that this site isn’t exactly your destination for breaking news, we is all good. Yeah? Yeah. All right!
One bit of news that was pretty hot forever ago but is now growing mold is that Fedor was offered a four fight deal with EliteXC:
According to a source close to the negotiations, the deal would call for a base pay somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000 per fight. Additionally, after the two fights (which would air on CBS or Showtime), Emelianenko’s next two fights would air on pay-per-view. As part of the deal, he would receive a portion of the PPV revenue, and the “per-buy bonus” would scale as the total number of buys increases.
The length of the contract would run 18 months.
The offer also includes a lot of gimmies that EliteXC knew Fedor’s management liked: promises to book his little brother Aleks and other Red Devil fighters. No word yet on if they also offer to bend over and take it up the ass, or if that was just something special M-1 Global had to do.
Speaking of M-1 Global, they’re denying the Sherdog story about Fedor being unsigned is true. This seems to be happening a lot lately with Sherdog, first regarding Misaki and now regarding Fedor. I suppose that’s what they get for trusting Russian and Japanese sources for information that’s supposed to be … oh, I dunno … TRUE.