Don’t forget that UFC president Dana White will be holding a major conference call today at 11AM PT/2PM ET to “break” the latest Octagon news. Could it possibly have anything to do with Fedor Emelianenko, the organization’s new partnership with ESPN in the U.K. or the return of Tito Ortiz?
Emelianenko made it perfectly clear at his press conference that he wasn’t about to enter the Octagon unless the UFC was willing to co-promote his events with M-1 Global.
“The offer which was made by the UFC is not interesting for us,” Emelianenko matter of factly stated. “I completely trust Vadim and I completely trust our team in M-1 Global.”
From all counts, it appears that the two sides are just as far apart now as they were two years ago when Emelianenko hit the free agent market before signing with Affliction Entertainment. So don’t expect Fedor to be the major announcement today.
However, you never know with Mr. White…