If you can sit there and pretend like the name ‘Vadim Finkelstein’ doesn’t sound like some end boss on Castlevania, then you need to reevaluate your childhood. Every time I’ve been in the presence of Finkelstein, it’s always been cautiously and at a distance. Generally, he’s surrounded by a crew of Russians, some of which look like skilled magicians and the rest look like the entire cast of Bionic Commando. In an interview with Championat.ru (translated by LowKick), Finkelstein says now that Cain has a loss on his record and Fedor has a win over Jeff Monson, both fighters should compete in Moscow, Russia and he can guarantee Dana White will pocket a lot of cash from it.
“We are determined to move forward, and would like to offer the UFC a fight between Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko. M-1 Global would take a full responsibility of organizing the fight sometime during 2012 in Moscow, Russia. I can guarantee Dana White great revenue from this fight, and a record-breaking attendance. M-1 Global is ready for dialogue, and would be happy to consider an option of organizing such tournament with combined efforts. I will make an offer to “my best friend” pretty soon, so we’ll see what he has to say.”
“A lot of fans want to see this fight, but it’s all up to the UFC. Velasquez is coming off a loss, and is no longer the UFC Heavyweight Champion, so instead of climbing the ladder again, he could just fight one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA. Last Sunday’s event proved how big is the interest for Mixed Martial Arts in Russia. So if we can put this fight together, we’ll need something bigger than Olympic Sports Arena.
As for now, our main goal is to finalize the remaining details of Fedor’s next fight in Japan, but the idea of Fedor vs. Velasquez is still something we’ll be working on simultaneously.”
Vadim is such a cool word. It’s similar to ‘Redeem’ but it has a completely different meaning. Sort of like when your girlfriend tells you she has an ’emotional friend’ which really means she’s been sleeping with the guy who works at GNC for the past four months. Damn you Zoe. [Source]