Sylvia v Emelianenko Not Official…Still

Despite “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko‘s (27-1) official website claim that he has signed a contract to fight Fighters.com’s third-ranked heavyweight “Maine-iac” Tim Sylvia (24-4), the fight is not yet official.

Emelianenko, Fighters.com’s fifth-ranked heavyweight, must repay the $1.5 million signing bonus to the group that formed M-1 Global in October 2007 before he is officially released from the agreement he made with M-1 Global.

That M-1 Global group has since formed Adrenaline MMA.  Andrenaline MMA’s Vice-President Brian Patton said today, “[Emelianenko and his management] have only paid part of [the debt] and are not released yet.”

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