[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on LiverKick.com, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
After all of last week’s deluge of K-1 news it was clear that a lot of shuffling was going on backstage within K-1. The company’s financial woes are documented, but it was clear that there were people looking to “bail out” K-1 and begin working to rebuild the company’s reputation with fighters and fans alike. Everyone involved understands this will take time and work, so it looks like the Final 16 might be called off. Initially there were rumors of the show being pushed back, then cancelled. Last night Mike Kogan made a remark on Twitter about hearing the Final 16 is potentially pushed back a few weeks, but he did not seem overly confident in it happening.
All throughout this there have been talks of K-1 still looking to put on an event in December, and it appears that it is not only true, but could be the Final 8. According to Anil Dubar, he was told to keep himself and Daniel Ghita in good shape as there will be a K-1 announcement by the end of this week, also that there will be a focus on the Final 8 due to time constraints. “They are not dead yet,” he states, going on to talk about payments and a future for K-1, which includes still crowning a World Grand Prix Champion in 2011. Daniel Ghita looks to be invited right into the Final 8.