MMA Rumourmill: Fedor to sign with HERO's

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  1. Atmosphere

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    Rumourmill: Fedor Emelianenko to Sign with Hero's
    Date submitted: 17 August 2007
    Author: Tom Parkes

    --> http://www.mmauniverse.com/news/SS1838

    Rumous have been flying around the internet that Fedor Emelianenko has signed a contract for five fights with the Hero's organisation in Japan, worth an estimated $5,000,000 ($1,000,000 per fight).

    Such a signing is indeed possible for Hero's, which is backed by the mighty K-1 organisation - the Worlds largest Mixed Martial Arts events organisers - yes bigger even than the UFC. K-1 typically get 40,000 - 50,000 live spectators at their largest events in Japan, and their events are screened live on terrestrial television to millions of loyal Japanese fans.

    Hero's was introduced in 2005 and has become an immediate success story - already drawing crowds of 10,000 - 15,000 per event (putting it at the same level as the UFC in the USA, who's highest ever live attendance was 17,000, but typically draw 10,000 - 14,000 per event).

    There has been a gap in the Japanese market for the past few months, since Pride was taken over by the UFC and all Pride events stopped in Japan. Hero's has been quick to step in and fill this void and is currently signing top International A-Class fighters such as Alistair Overeem, and it seems reasonable to assume that Hero's realise the drawing power of having Fedor on their event and such a move would immediately raise their stake in the International MMA market.

    The UFC have previously been in talks with Fedor, but were unable to come to an agreement, for reasons that neither party were overtly eager to disclose. After several months, it seems that maybe a UFC deal is not on the cards.

    Nothing has been confirmed by either Hero's or Fedor Emelianenko's management as of yet, but it seems highly likely that this is a rumour which could be very well founded. Keep your eyes peeled.
     
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    like whoa
     
  3. Civil Disobedient

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    But who would he fight in Heroes?

    Thats fucking lame and Dana needs to be burned alive if this happens.
     
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    lame as shit, the only person for him to really fight is Lesnar and if Brock beats him Fedor is going to lose a lot of his mystique and sign a less valuable contract after he finishes this one
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
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    Junior? :o
     
  7. MyLittleAirport

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    ibfedorvsbrocklesnar
     
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    well CroCop has only a few more fights on his UFC contract....
     
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    K-1 is the new Pride :o
     
  10. dengar

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    Maybe Heros will sign Zulu too, so we can see the highly anticipated rematch.
     
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    PLEASE don't let it be so. I'm fucking dying to see Fedor in the cage.
     
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    sorry, but this dream rematch has to be put aside for now



    Following four PRIDE matches that saw him go 1-3, Wagner "Zuluzinho" da Conceicao Martins might participate in the second Storm Heavyweight Grand Prix, slated to commence in October.

    His managers and Storm organization are close to signing a contract and chances are Zuluzinho will fight again in Brazil this year. The tournament winner will take a brand new car as the prize.

    "I hope my managers and my agency make a deal to Storm organization. If I get inside this Grand Prix I will win. And I will be back to Belém packed tightly inside that car," said the 390-pound fighter.
     
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    I still remain optimistic that Fedor's going to be announced after the Randy/Gabe match. Take it as a bad sign if that doesn't happen.
     
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    Surely Dana White would match or exceed that offer for Fedor, I pray he doesn't go to Heroes.
     
  15. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Why is he so confident did Butterbean turn down an invitation to this tourney? :mamoru:
     
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    Nice article
     
  17. Atmosphere

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    it'll be interesting because fedor and his management seem adamant about an inclusion in his contract enabling him to fight in other orgs in russia and in sambo tourneys, and Zuffa/UFC is notorious for having iron-clad contracts with escape clauses beneficial only to Zuffa/UFC
     
  18. maks

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    i want to see fedor in a cage too :wtc:

    But good for him if he signs a 5 million dolla contract :hsd:
     
  19. apman0000

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    damn it my dreams of watching fedor beat tim silvia 1/2 to death are looking unlikely to come true
     
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    fuck... this would put a damper on my dreams of cro cop vs fedor 2. o well
     

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