M-1 Global announces M-1 Challenge event to air LIVE on Showtime

NEW YORK (June 14, 2011) – M-1 GLOBAL announced today an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event titled M-1 Challenge: Bennett vs. Garner featuring the rematch between the 2010 M-1 Selection Americas Tournament heavyweight finalists Pat Bennett (4-2) and Kenny ‘Deuce’ Garner (6-3). The bouts from The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California will air LIVE … Read more

Fedor’s manager Vadim Finkelstein talks about “The Last Emperor’s” loss and future – a ProMMAnow.com exclusive

Fedor’s manager Vadim Finkelstein talks with ProMMAnow.com’s Jack Bratcher about “The Last Emperor’s” loss to Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and his fighting future.

Merry Christmas from ProMMA.info – exclusive interview with Alexander Emelianenko

Merry Christmas from all of us at www.ProMMA.info! What better Christmas gift could we give to you, our readers, than an interview with one of the great MMA heavyweights? The only thing better is if we could actually get Alex a fight here in America, but since we don’t have the power to make that happen, we can at least do the next best thing.

We last spoke to Alex back in July, so we figured it was about time to catch up again. We’ve all heard the recent rumors about a potential upcoming fight taking place between Alex and one Mariusz Pudzianowski, five-time World’s Strongest Man, who recently made his MMA debut. Alex gave us the lowdown on those rumors.

Read more

Dana White says the UFC will not co-promote

UFC president Dana White confirmed today during his teleconference that the promotion has worked diligently to try and sign Fedor Emelianenko.

Emelianenko’s Manager, Vadim Finkelstein, has been all over the news recently claiming that the former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion will only fight on a card co-promoted by M-1 Global.

Dana White responded to this claim in his usual colloquial style, “M-1’s going to co-promote? They’re going to help us? That shit probably works in Russia. Not here.”

Read more

“Affliction: Trilogy” press conference quotes

A press conference announcing Affliction and M-1 Global’s August 1st professional mixed martial arts event “Trilogy” was held Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Trump Tower in New York City. Speaking at the press conference were the “Trilogy” headliners; WAMMA Heavyweight Champion and number one ranked heavyweight fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, and his challenger, “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Josh Barnett who is the number two ranked heavyweight in the world.

Also speaking at the press conference were Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr., both who are helping with promotion, and Vice President of Affliction Entertainment Tom Atencio. Fighters Gegard Mousasi and Renato “Babalu” Sobral, who will be facing each other also spoke at the event, as did M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelstein, and M-1 Global CEO Joost Raimond.

Read more