According to Greg Savage on the Sherdog Show, PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emilianenko will be fighting News Years Eve against the Korean Giant Hong Man Choi. Savage let it slip that his source of the news is none other then M-1 Global CEO Monty Cox.
While M-1 will be co-promoting the event, they are basically getting paid to let Fedor fight for another promotion.
Choi (1-0) will have a 120lb weight advantage over the former PRIDE champion, but with only one MMA fight under his belt, this fight is a complete joke.
Choi was scheduled to fight Brock Lesnar at K-1 Hero’s Dynamite show in June, but he was forced to withdraw after the CSAC would not grant him a licence to fight, due to medical reasons.
M-1 will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, to announce the fight and fill in the details.