Man, is there anything M1 can do that doesn’t come off as sketchy? First, Fedor puts up some weirdo message on the M1 site saying “I want to fight on NYE and M1 is okay with this!”. Now M1 is coming out and saying “Yeah, that would be nice … but no it’s not happening”. This is despite the report that an organization in Japan put forward an offer for Fedor to fight. M1 prez Monte Cocks had this to say:
“There was an offer. We looked at it. We tried to see if it was possible,” he admitted. “But in the end, there just wasn’t enough time to pull it off.
Yeeeeaah. Suuuuuure. Two months isn’t long enough to sort out a booking that Fedor wants to fight in Japan. Fuck … the Japanese practically wrote the book on last second bookings. Promotions just put out a poster with 200 fighters and then pick whoever needs rent/blow/juice money four days before the show.
I don’t blame M1 for canning the Fedor NYE fight … it’s a stupid idea considering M1 needs Fedor healthy and undefeated for a potential February show. I’m sure the executives running the show would rather eat a big pile of anal butter than have Fedor drop his #1 status before they even got to use him. I just find it funny that these guys are so disorganized that situations like this are already happening.