Fedor’s team says there’s no deal with UFC

Fedor Emelianenko may not be joing the UFC soon, according to his management team.

M-1 Global boss Vadim Finkelstein said at a press conference Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif., that he’s been in negotiations with the UFC. The major sticking point is M-1’s insistence on a co-promotional agreement with the UFC.

The UFC has been quite resistant to that.

Finkelstein also said that M-1 has been in talks with other MMA companies including Strikeforce.

With Dana White’s big annoucement expected Friday, it will be interesting to see if he mentions the negotiations for Emelianenko’s services at all.