Oh glee. Mark Cuban is lucky … the only thing looking unprofessional in his organization thus far is the graphic design (yeah the fighting is pretty amateur too, but it’s professionally amateur). M-1 on the other hand are having all sorts of crazy problems trying not to look retarded. The latest example of this is “The Fedor Situation”.
We already commented on how weird it was for Fedor to post a “I want to fight in Japan” article on the M-1 Russia site, and then have M-1 Global say “Yeeeeaah … no.” Now it looks like it’s happening again! Russia M-1 says “Fedor’s fighting on New Years in Japan!” M-1 Global says “No he’s not!”
Wow, that doesn’t make M-1 look incompetent at all.
There’s two possibilities here: M-1 doesn’t have control of it’s webs, or worse: M-1 Global has no fucking idea what M-1 Russia is doing. If there had only been one post on the Russian M-1 site, I’d be willing to entertain webmaster tomfoolery. But this is the second time it’s happened, and Zach Arnold has the beef to back up the word on another Japanese New Year’s show:
There has been strong rumors about an MMA event happening at Saitama Super Arena on NYE (it would allegedly happen at night while a Hustle pro-wrestling show takes place during the day). There is a report that it will end up being an M-1 Global tournament show with Fedor fighting on the card. The event would be carried on SkyPerfecTV PPV and not on free-to-air television in Japan. As for who is backing the Japanese event, I’ve heard a possible name that is quite the eye-opener (and was a name in PRIDE’s past)-
It’ll be interesting to see how this all works out. You better believe someone at M-1 is ripping their hair out over all this.