10.16.2007 - 10:12:00 AM -
Arona denies signing with M-1
It looks like the rumor that Ricardo Arona has signed with M-1 has been squashed. MMANews.com has a piece of a translated interview from Ricardo Arona that denies he has signed with the M-1 organization.
"I have not signed anything with M-1. I've heard rumors about it but no offer to fight against Fedor. To be honest I never heard of this event. I've gotten a few offers from the U.S., Canada and Japan, but I'm still weighing in my options before I sign. I'll probably have a contract to fight in December."
10.15.2007 - 10:57:00 AM -
Ricardo Arona has signed with M-1
5Oz. found the skinny on whats been going on with Ricardo Arona. According to MMA-Europe.net Arona has signed with M-1:
According to "Vale Tudo News", Brazilian ace Ricardo Arona (13-5-0) announced that he has signed a four fight deal with Russian organization M-1. The opponent(s), due to contractual issues, weren't revealed. Arona said that he is now focused in his debut, in December. When asked if the first fight would be with Fedor Emilianenko (26-1-0), Ricardo Arona smiled and kept his silence.
Ricardo Arona has fought Fedor before to a controversial decision lost in the RINGS organization. If this match doesn't materialize in December, then its a pretty good possibility it could happen further down the road.