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EliteXC Makes Offer To Fedor Emelianenko

The news surrounding one Fedor Emelianenko seems to never end. Earlier today reported that Emelianenko was offered a four fight, 18 month contract from EliteXC. MMA Junkie has since learned further details of the proposed deal with the Russian free agent:

“The contract calls for Emelianenko’s first two fights in the promotion to broadcast on American television network CBS as a part of the recently inked deal between ProElite and the TV giant. The final two fights would air on pay-per-view and share proceeds with Emelianenko…

According to a source close to the negotiations, the deal would call for a base pay somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000 per fight. Additionally, after the two fights (which would air on CBS or Showtime), Emelianenko’s next two fights would air on pay-per-view. As part of the deal, he would receive a portion of the PPV revenue, and the “per-buy bonus” would scale as the total number of buys increases.

EliteXC officials would also have to introduce the fighter as “M-1 Global’s Fedor Emelianenko.” recently reported that Emelianenko never actually signed with the recently restructured M-1 Global organization and that the return of a $1.5 million signing bonus would essentially make him a free agent. M-1 Global executives deny the report.

…The EliteXC offer would call for Fedor’s brother, Aleksander Emelianenko, to compete on the same fight cards if terms for a fight contract can be reached. Other Russian Red Devil Fight Team members could also earn consideration for future events.”

The question is, has Emelianenko shown any interest in accepting this, or any of the other million dollar offers thrown his way? The answer, as usual, is no – at least not yet.  As far as we know, Fedor has not done anything but receive offers and let news revolve around him. Though I imagine right now, Fedor is simply looking for the offer which provides the most dollars while catering to his previously detailed requests.  At this point, I would just like to see Fedor make a decision regardless of who specifically he ends up signing with, so we can at least report something tangible in the ongoing midst of rumors and contract myths.


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