Vadim Finkelstein says Fedor/Sylvia Fight Not Signed |
Fedor Emelianenko’s manager, Vadim Finkelstein, reveals that there are plans for Fedor to compete in October and on New Year’s Eve.

What is Fedor to expect after his July bout against Tim Sylvia? How many fights and in what promotions are planned for him before the end of 2008?

Two more fights are planned for Fedor. The first one in October in the context of the next Affliction show in conjunction with M-1 Global. The second one at New Year’s Eve in Japan, most likely it’s going to be the M-1 Challenge Finale and Fedor will compete in a superfight, probably his opponent will be the winner of ‘Fighting Fedor’ or another top fighter.

I have no idea how fighting a reality show winner can be called a superfight, so hopefully its the latter, and hopefully that fighter’s name is Randy Couture.

Is Fedor Injured?

According to UFC middleweight Michael Bisping, Fedor may not be 100% coming into his big fight with Tim Sylvia at Affliction “Banned” on July 19.

It’s going to be good to see if Fedor is still the man but I’ve heard on the grapevine from inside sources that he could be injured.

The full video interview can be found here.

It’s also important to note that Fedor’s camp is denying that Fedor has sustained an injury.

A source close to Fedor Emelianenko’s camp has informed that Michael Bisping has no inside knowledge on Emelianenko status and that the popular Russian fighter is healthy and ready to fight.

So is he or is he not? We don’t know, but the way Bisping was talking whatever he heard didn’t sound too serious. Fedor’s camp wouldn’t say he was even if it was true. Every fighter usually comes into a fight with an injury or two, so I’m sure we’ll still see a game Fedor come July 19, injured or not.