The first M-1 Global event will take place in Japan, Saitama Super Arena on December, 31!
No one other than four times Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko will fight in the main event.
Sure, there’s millions of questions that need to be asked … how smart is it to throw together an event last second in Japan? How are these guys planning on pulling this off when they haven’t managed to get anything substantial off the ground in America? But honestly, this news has tapped into the eager beaver fight fan in me: Who the fuck cares about the business side! More fights! Fedor fights! Oh happy happy joy joy!
Let’s ignore the number of New Year events in Japan that have gone down in flames and destroyed promotions and careers! Lets not question which shady individuals will be running things behind the scene. And let’s hold our breath in the hopes that the rest of the lineup will look like a cross between a Bodog and HDNet card.
For now, and for one time only, I’m going to give M-1 the benefit of the doubt and say “I hope this is going to be something really good”.