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Fedor vs Hong Man Choi for NYE?

I wonder if M-1 Global is going to deny that Fedor is fighting in Japan right up to the point where Fedor squeezes his hairy gut through the ring ropes at Saitama and squares off against an opponent. I have a feeling here’s what’s we’ll be hearing over the next week or two:

“Fedor’s not fighting on NYE. Fedor’s not fighting on NYE. Fedor IS NOT fighting on NYE. Oh my god … Fedor is fighting on NYE. Johnny, get our lawyers on the phone. The contract said WHAT? What the fuck? Shit. Uuuuuuuuuuh. Hey … we’ve really known all along Fedor is fighting on NYE! We were just joking around. We give Fedor our blessing. Good luck Fedor!”

The latest development in this whole situation is that Fedor might be facing off against Hong Man Choi … so sayeth Greg Savage from Sherdog. Savage continues that this is some kind of deal where HUSTLE (Dream Stage’s pro wrestling company) is paying big bucks to use Fedor … but who’s getting the big bucks? M-1? Or Fedor?

Also worth noting is the fact that Hong Man Choi is signed with K1, and this proposed show would be competing with K1’s Dynamite show. So that’s a bit strange, and I’d be really surprised if this information is correct. Especially with the rumors that Pedro Rizzo has been approached to fight. But god only knows if Rizzo was approached for the NYE show or the ‘real M-1’ show in February.

The only reason this rumor has any weight at all is because the Japanese loves them a freak fight, and Fedor vs Hong Man Choi is about as freak fight as you can get. It’s like a Japanese tradition to match Fedor up with the biggest, least qualified opponent they can find.

**UPDATE** I forgot to credit stellar53 for tipping me off about this. I hope he doesn’t actually listen to Sherdog radio because it’s a steaming pile of dung. As soon as they switched over to live and started taking calls from retards I stopped listening.

  • Mobb Deep says:

    He used to be a contender. He could have been somebody. Now Fedor is the Britney Spears of MMA and we are watching his downward spiral.

  • stellar53 says:

    What a fucking joke…..they better be making a lot of maney from the japanese because they sure as hell aren’t going to win any fans…….

  • Beau says:

    That is easily the most pathetic matchup I’ve ever heard. It’s official, Brock Lesnar takes on tougher competition that Fedor.

  • fightfan says:

    What a joke!! Isnt Hong Man Choi that deformed Asian giant in K-1????

    that moves about as fast as Tank Abbot after a fifth of tequila

  • stellar53 says:

    if you guys had a talk show every day during the week I wouldn’t have to listen to that other website……I have to listen to something at work…and you are right, the show with callers sucks bad…

  • stuck_at_work says:

    Next up for the Feb. M-1 show: Fedor vs. Giant Silva

  • stellar53 says:

    4 more days till I can do all my Christmas shopping at the Fightlinker store….

  • Xavier says:

    “The latest development in this whole situation is that Fedor might be facing off against Hong Man Choi”

    Y’know, this makes your satire piece about him fighting Bo Cantrell seem reasonable. M1 is fucking with the boundaries of satire now, that’s messed up.

  • Zheroen says:

    Dudes, Choi is a BAD ASS. He can knee a guy in the head with about as much effort as it takes for me to check if I’ve stepped in dog shit!

  • psykojojo says:

    It’s definatly happening, Monte Cox told me this himself at the UFC weigh-ins (he was there for spencer) he told me some amazing things. He said he had just flown in from Japan from a meeting with Antonio Inoki and that Fedor WAS fighting Choi.
    Get his, he whips out his blackberry, pulls me close and shows me a text from Randy Couture’s manager “Monte, we need to talk, call me right away”. He didn’t say anything, he just smiled and said “I just got this”. I know I know, you’ll call bullshit, not that it proves my story but I have pics with him and he signed my shirt.

  • psykojojo says:

    I tried telling those fuckin jerks at Sherdog but you try and break any info there and you get flamed

  • This is the Inoki who was responsible for the BOM BAY YE disaster a few years back right?

  • Dru Down says:

    “Next up for the Feb. M-1 show: Fedor vs. Giant Silva”

    Seriously- I never understood why PRIDE didn’t put this matchup together.

  • ajadoniz says:

    almost forgot to comment on this: SOIAJGHS OUAGSD SJLKDH KJSHDSKDG H fail.

  • sonzai says:


    I know, I know…middle of the night and all. MMA never sleeps! And Fedor’s losing his #1 status, win or lose, imo.

  • Xavier says:

    Good fuck, it’s true.

  • marshal says:

    Ridiculous. Who would win if they had an “Who’s the tallest” contest. I can’t think of any others that Hong Emenlianiainko would win at.

  • Scott says:

    Hey guys !
    By the way, where can i watch this game?