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M-1 Global to Use PRIDE FC Rules posted some highlights about Fedor Emelianenko's press conference with M-1 Global.

  • Fedor Emelianenko signed a six-fight, two-year fight contract
  • UFC turned down an offer to match Emelianenko up against Tim Sylvia when both were champions in there respective organizations.
  • Fedor mentioned that his brother, Aleks, was offered a "low ball" contract to fight inside the Octagon. The goal is to sign him to an M-1 contract as soon as possible.
  • M-1 has in the past followed PRIDE FC rules and will continue to do so until a more universal set of rules can be established (if possible).
  • Fedor rejects the "number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world" label because he feels he has yet to fight and defeat all the best fighters in the world.
  • M-1 executives plan to hold a major event in Tokyo as soon as July.
  • Fedor, as well as any fighter under contract for M-1, will be allowed to compete for other organizations if the timing and profits make sense.

And posted a short exclusive interview with Fedor.

411Mania: It's been 6 months since you've last fought; How have you remained active in this period?
Fedor: Of course I kept going with training; I just had a competition in Combat Sambo and soon I will fight for the championship; that will take place in November.

411Mania: Do you feel that the Heavyweights are getting stronger, that the level of skill is higher now?
Fedor: *pauses* Yes i think the skill level is growing. The fights are becoming better, more interesting and brilliant.

411Mania: Do you think that now that Nogueira is in the UFC, that he will take the title, and be the top fighter in the organization?
Fedor: Yes, of all the fighters, I believe he is the best.
It will be interesting to see how this all works out with the rest of M-1's roster to be revealed in the next 10 days.
Check out Sherdog for pictures of the Press Conference.

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