Guaranteed fee of the legendary Russian mixed martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko in the first battle after the resumption of the career will be 2.5 million dollars, which is not comparable with the prices in this sport, according to Enlapelea.com.
Emelianenko agreed with the former owner of the organization “pride” Nobuyuki Sakakibara about the match, which will be part of the new year’s show on December 31 in Japan. The name of the opponent will be named later.
Earlier it was reported about the negotiations with Emelianenko ultimate fighting championship (UFC) and “Bellator”.
“My Japanese sources claim that the Japanese show will take place December 31 in Saitama. Emelianenko will earn 2.5 million dollars for the fight. If so, then it becomes clear why he could not agree with the UFC, where the fighters fight get ten times less. The UFC negotiated with Fedor, that’s for sure. Sources from the company informed me that Emelianenko has signed a contract with the Japanese for two years, to Finance its oil will be an investor already involved in the world of MMA” – quoted by “Soviet sport” journalist Dave Meltzer.
In mid-July the most famous Russian fighter, nicknamed the Last Emperor announced the resumption of career at the age of 38. Add that Fedor celebrated the New year in the ring in Japan six times.