Sam Caplan recently did an interview of sorts with Crazy Fedor’s Crazy Manager Vadim Finkelstein, and Vadim basically confirmed Hong Man Choi as Fedor’s NYE opponent:
Sam Caplan: Recent speculation has suggested that Hong Man Choi will be fighting Fedor on the card. Has an opponent for Fedor been determined? If so, can you name that opponent?
Vadim Finkelstein: Hong Man Choi is most likely to be Fedor’s opponent for New Year’s. There are other candidates, which we are not revealing at this time.
Of course, I don’t think anything will be announced for sure until after December 8th, when Choi battles through the K1 World Grand Prix Finals. What the fuck is that? It’s a three round kickboxing tournament featuring some of the biggest and baddest motherfuckers in kickboxing history. Choi is slotted up against Jerome LeBanner in the first round, and it doesn’t get any easier moving forward.
Honestly, I’ll be amazed if Choi makes it out of this thing intact. Let’s cross our fingers that he doesn’t, so Yarennoka is forced to get Fedor a real contender.