M-1 is doing a great job of keeping  Fedor away of the true reality about what is going on. If Fedor reads the internet especially in the US then he will be shocked how many bad things have been said about him and especially M-1. They singlehandedly destroyed the legacy Fedor had with all their weird demands and strange comments during the year. So I hope Fedor read this and will tell him exactly what happened. You challenged me to late and I was already committed for the K-1 and don’t blame me because I was calling you out for more than a year but your management company gave all sort of excuses not to fight me. They need months of negotiations with Strikeforce before they can make a fight happen and I’m not the person that’s going to wait for you because I want to fight as much as I can. I’m more than happy to fight you but now you have to wait for me this time, sorry about that.

—Alistair Overeem telling ValeTudo.ru that M-1 Global has “single-handedly destroyed” Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy

I’ve stopped covering all the drama and finger-pointing that’s still continues between Alistair Overeem and Fedor Emelianenko’s camps because honestly, it’s stupid. Who really cares who called out who first, who ducked who first? It’s all politics, it’s old and I don’t care anymore. I just want to see them fight… somebody. What I do find interesting though is Overeem pointing out what seems to be a growing sentiment in the MMA community — M-1 Global is destroying Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy. I’m curious, how do you guys feel about it? Is M-1 putting a dark stain on Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy?

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