M-1 Global announced on their website today that Fedor Emelianenko has left the M-1 management group.
The post from the website was short & to the point.
Fedor Emelianenko the long time representative and ambassador from Russia has recently disbanded from MMA pioneers M-1 global. Fedor signed with M-1 global in 1998 and owns a 15% stake in ownership.
Fedor announced his retirement from MMA after his defeat of Pedro Rizzo last week.
Fedor has talked about retirement before & it didn’t stick so there is still a shadow of doubt on his most recent announcement.
The rumour mill will be spinning now that he left M-1. A move would free him up to sign with the UFC & make his long awaited debut for the organization. For now that is purely speculation as nothing has been announced by either side.
Another scenario is that if Fedor is in fact sticking to his retirement plans, he might not feel the need to be involved with MMA at all.
Watch Fedor’s last fight versus Pedro Rizzo by clicking here.
*** UPDATE *** M1 Global has now pulled the article from their site. That post was most likely done by a hacker, again. They truly need to have better online security.
Here is a snapshot of the post: