Sherdog is reporting that the deal between M-1 Global and Top Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko was a joke and lacked a real fight contract.
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.
We reported last week that Fedors manager was claiming that the disputed pound for pound top heavyweight in the world, would likely be a free agent.