FEDOR PRESS CONFERENCE: Twitter Play-By-Play

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7/29/09 4:34:06PM
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Fedor Emelianenko is set to make his first public comments since his fight with Josh Barnett at Affliction Trilogy was canceled, and when he does, we'll have live coverage here at FanHouse.

Fedor will hold a press conference at 4 PM ET, and he'll be joined by M-1 Global Co-Owner and President Vadim Finkelchtein, M-1 USA VP Jerry Millen and M-1 USA VP of Legal Affairs Steve Bash. Don't expect Fedor to announce that he's signed with the UFC, but do expect to learn directly from the world's best MMA fighter what he thinks of the events of the past week. Follow along by following my MMA Twitter page or regularly refreshing the updates below.

Live Updates on Fedor Emelianenko

M-1 stresses that to do a deal with UFC, they want co-promotion. They think it's important for MMA to have competition, not UFC dominance.
less than a minute ago

Fedor Emelianenko is asked if he has talked to Strikeforce. M-1 says they've had negotiations with lots of companies and Strikeforce is one.
2 minutes ago

M-1 says they offered to have a co-promotion for Fedor to fight in the UFC. We already knew that.
3 minutes ago

I just asked Fedor Emelianenko if he will meet Dana White while he's in the U.S. He was noncommittal in his answer.
6 minutes ago

M-1 says re Affliction: "we will do everything to protect our rights in the courts of the United States."
7 minutes ago

They have confirmed Fedor is negotiating with the UFC, but they clearly want to make this call about the EA MMA game, not the UFC
10 minutes ago

M-1 says "we're weighing all our options" in how to deal with Affliction canceling Fedor's MMA fight.
11 minutes ago

Fedor says it's an honor to be part of a video game. No mention of the fact that the UFC has a competing game and a bad relationship with EA
12 minutes ago

Fedor Emelianenko will headline the EA Sports MMA game. Gegard Mousasi and Babalu Sobral will also be part of the game.
14 minutes ago

Millen: Fedor Emelianenko was ready to fight this weekend, but unfortunately we're here addressing questions and rumors. http://bit.ly/sffSQ 16 minutes ago
Fedor call has begun, with Jerry Millen speaking first http://bit.ly/sffSQ
20 minutes ago

Fedor call has begun, with Jerry Millen speaking first http://bit.ly/sffSQ
20 minutes ago
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