According to The Los Angeles Times, UFC will be announcing at a media conference call this coming Friday that they have signed the world’s best Heavyweight mixed-martial arts, Fedor Emelianenko.
This comes off the breaking news that Affliction was cancelling their "Trilogy" show scheduled for this Saturday, and folding the company, returning to UFC as a sponsor.
According to UFC president Dana White, once signed, Fedor will fight Brock Lesnar for the Heavyweight title in his debut. He claims Lesnar won’t fight anyone else until he fights Fedor, and the same for Fedor with Lesnar. No tune-up fights for Fedor in the UFC, he’ll come in straight against the champion.
If the rumors are correct, we should have confirmation after the conference call this Friday afternoon.