M-1 Global’s Evgeni Kogan looks remarkably like a more calm and fashionable variation of Mauro Ranallo. The guy pops his collars when he’s at events and even perfected the science to get just the exact amount of five o’clock shadow to pull off that hipster look that’s often seen in places like Silverlake, California. Last year, Kogan held somewhat of a beef with everyone at MiddleEasy due to an interview we conducted. At some point this year, Evgeni Kogan had a public spat with Ariel Helwani over a few comments he made on the MMA Hour. Now, it looks like Kogan has his sights set on Dana White in this interview with FC Fighter.
“I don’t really know why he [Dana White] says a lot of the stuff he says. I don’t really want to offer my opinion on that other than to say that the general point of this is the promotion, it makes for drama, it makes people say ‘ooh’; that’s interesting. I’ll buy the next pay-per-view’ or whatever…that’s par for the course in promoting.”
“There is so much stuff that’s go on behind the scenes, that people don’t know about, that we won’t talk about, which for us, I look at his interviews and it just makes me laugh, it’s just funny. It’s laughable that those things are said….all the stuff that happens behind the scenes, it changes the picture very significantly.”
Earlier today, Dana White logged onto The Underground to somewhat dispute Evgeni Kogan’s claims as well as reference some mysterious island in which they all met on.
whats laughable is when we went to that island and met fedor and vadummy and made that offer that guy [Evgeni Kogan] wasnt even there.
I was there and yes fedor was in the meeting. the guy with the glasses was not.
i had met vadummy a couple times before the island meeting, had talked to some of his people on the phone and met fedor for the first time on the island.
i offered him a deal that would have kept him and all of russia with icc’s!!!
if fedor said the island never happened then he is lying.
I’m envisioning this island to be surrounded by clouds and cartoon-sized insects. Somewhere in between that ridiculous waste of time island on Lost mixed with a delicate blend of The Island of Doctor Moreau. Save the island, save the world. Wait, I have my pointless sci-fi television dramas confused.