Words can no longer adequately express the hilarity that has ensued from the whole M-1 / Fedor debacle. From the start I had a pretty good idea that the whole thing would be a disaster, but I never imagined it would hit this level of ineptitude. The latest chapter goes thusly:
Despite the announcement of an agreement last October between Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) and M-1 Global, the deal was never signed, a source close to both camps told Sherdog.com.
The Russian heavyweight’s only agreement with the company — according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity — came in the form of a letter of intent.
The return of a $1.5 million signing bonus paid by M-1 Global to Emelianenko is the only hurdle to the former Pride champion’s potential free agency. That should be remedied this week, the source said.
M-1 Global CEO Monte Cox declined to comment.
I really don’t know what to say about this. What the fuck are all the Americans in M-1 Global doing on a daily basis? I really hope the company is just some kind of side project. Because if Monte Cox and the rest of them are actually spending Monday to Friday 9-5 working on M-1 Global, then they really suck at life.
In other news, Monte Cox just did a press conference naked. When asked why, he said “Huh? I’m not naked. Oh. Uhm. I planned to be naked. Uuuuh. No comment.”