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    The Los Angeles Times reported minutes ago that a deal between Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC is in the process of being finalized and will be announced Friday during Dana White's media conference call.

    I have talked to someone who would have knowledge of the negotiations between Zuffa and Emelianenko, and while he wasn't ready to say that the negotiations have been finalized, he did say that they "are going well." That coincides with the Times report that says negotiations between Emelianenko's management and the Zuffa brass were very cordial.

    Dana White will be holding a media conference call on Friday at 2pm ET, allegedly to announce the Emelianenko deal, but there may be other news items on the table as well. White is expected to address the closure of Affliction and the new sponsorship deal the former promotional rivals signed with the UFC—and may announce the return of Tito Ortiz to the promotion as well.

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    Holy Fcuk! MMA reporter finally breaks a story worthwhile!
    Lets go Brent!

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    Now lets see if any of this is accurate.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Default Re: LA Times Says Fedor/UFC Deal Is Done, To Be Announced Friday

    Somewhere, snakerattle is weeping into his Affliction t-shirt.
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    Default Re: LA Times Says Fedor/UFC Deal Is Done, To Be Announced Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Somewhere, snakerattle is weeping into his Affliction t-shirt.
    You guys really hate the other organizations. I guess you are happy Pride no longer exists - they never put on good fights.

    The LA times website has nothing on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    You guys really hate the other organizations. I guess you are happy Pride no longer exists - they never put on good fights.

    The LA times website has nothing on this.
    I was making fun of snakerattle. Clean the sand out of your vagina. And I've been very complimentary of Strikeforce.
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    Default Re: LA Times Says Fedor/UFC Deal Is Done, To Be Announced Friday

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/spor...zing-deal.html

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...gon/index.html


    Denying a published report Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times, M-1 Global officials told SI.com that Fedor Emelianenko and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are not close to finalizing a deal that would bring mixed martial arts' top heavyweight in the Octagon.

    "I can give you a guarantee it's not accurate," said Apy Echteld of M-1 Global, a St. Petersburg, Russia-based promotion and management company of which Emelianenko is an equity stakeholder.
    "I don?t give a f_ck about money, bro. Believe me when I tell you that." Dana White

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    Kevin Iole responsed to a twitter message:
    "haven't heard that myself, but @latimespugmire is a great reporter and if he writes it, I believe it till proven wrong'"

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    Default Re: LA Times Says Fedor/UFC Deal Is Done, To Be Announced Friday

    haha, finally. now it's time to wait
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