With talk from M-1 that they were ready to finally talk to the UFC about Fedor Emelianenko singing with the world's leading MMA promotion and Lorenzo Fertitta saying he would welcome Fedor to the promotion, it only made sense for Fedor's name to come up as possible solution to the Alistair Overeem testosterone problem. Instead, M-1 is using the bit of extra attention on their man as an opportunity to announce his next bout.
Evgeni Kogan took to Twitter to announce Fedor's next fight date and location:
Lashley isn't a "name" in terms of drawing any eyeballs, his WWE past carried no real weight when it was still fairly recent, it carries even less now after his pointless Strikeforce career.
Fedor's Twitter account added "We arrived at the Alexander camp in Holland. Spring weather, the mood of combat, begin the training process" to the string of tweets as well. Although one wonders how hard of a training process he'll truly need if he has to fight Lashley.
Of course, maybe Overeem gets cut for his failed test and can go fight in Russia far from those damn random tests. One can dream, I suppose.