Fedor has now "officially" signed to fight Tim Sylvia at the first Affliction event in July.
But that's not all, the card will also feature Matt Lindland against TBA. No opponent has been named but Lindland has revealed who's on his wish list:
When asked by reporter Ron Kruck about who he would be fighting, Lindland indicated that while the names of several fighters have been tossed around, an opponent has yet to sign a contract to fight him. Kruck responded by asking Lindland who he'd like to fight, and he then proceeded to mention both former UFC middleweight champion Murilo Bustamante as well as David Terrell, another former UFC middleweight.
Add those two matches to the rumored murderers row of top heavyweights including Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Ben Rothwell, and Aleksander Emelianenko and you're well into too good to be true territory.
Let's hope that Fedor didn't sign this deal in magical disappearing ink and that it doesn't fall apart like the Affliction/Golden Boy alliance.
Update [2008-4-19 20:35:29 by Kid Nate]:
Not so fast says Monte Cox:
Emelianenko, Fighters.com’s fifth-ranked heavyweight, must repay the $1.5 million signing bonus to the group that formed M-1 Global in October 2007 before he is officially released from the agreement he made with M-1 Global.
HT: BE reader Chad