Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Elite Xtreme Combat has offered Fedor Emelianenko a four-fight, 18-month contract, according to a report by the website Nokaut.com.

According to the report, under terms of the proposed deal, Emelianenko's first two fights would take place on CBS with the final two fights taking place on pay-per-view. Financial terms have not been revealed, but it is believed that Fedor is being offered a portion of PPV revenue.

Officials from EliteXC have yet to comment on the report.

Fedor's true contractual status at this time is uncertain. It was announced in October that he had signed with M-1 Global as its signature star. However, according to a report by Sherdog.com, Fedor never signed a formal contract with the promotion and only signed a letter of intent. M-1 Global vice president Brian Patton was reported to have denied the Sherdog story, claiming that he watched the contract being signed.

It is interesting to note that according to the Nokaut report, Fedor would have to be announced as being from M-1 Global under terms of the EliteXC proposal.

While there is still much uncertainty, it is widely known within the MMA industry that Emelianenko's management has been soliciting proposals from various promotions over the course of the past several months. In addition to EliteXC, the UFC and Golden Boy Promotions/Affliction have reportedly expressed an interest.

We'll have more details as they become available.

Sam Caplan

Lead Writer/Editor - ProElite.com
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