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Ivanov Signs Two-Year Contract With SK Absolute! Pro Debut In SENGOKU Or DREAM?

It was announced at a press conference today that Tenshin Matsumoto of SK Absolute has signed a two-year contract with Blagoi Ivanov, the man who beat Fedor in Combat Sambo, for his activities in Japan.

Matsumoto saw Ivanov in Ferbuary in South Korea where he trained for three months and where he has a four-year contract with the South Korean Sambo League for his pro activities in Asia.

Matsumoto says that the intentions of Ivanov right now is to fight as a pro in Japan. He is interested in DREAM & SENGOKU and Matsumoto is already negotiating with those two organizations. If he were to fight in the U.S. he is more interested in the event where Fedor fights, Affliction, than the UFC. Matsumoto wants him to debut in summer at the latest.

He is of course being pushed as the man who brought down Fedor in Japanese media.

Update: SK Absolute is not a South Korean camp. He signed with the South Korean Sambo League for his pro activities in Asia before and recently signed with SK Absolute for his activities in Japan.

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  1. March 30, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    i hope Dream gets him, they need some HWs

  2. March 31, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    >he has a four-year contract with the South Korean Sambo League

    There is a professional south Korean Sambo league?
    Really? Does anyone know more about this?

    As for the previous comment. Fedor didnt get caught with his pants down, he lost a fight. Get over it. As for cashing in, I’d rather watch a world caliber martial artist than a MMA card where the headliners are two mediocre fighters whose only achivevements are their participation in some retarded reality show.
    MMA used to be about getting champion K-1, judo, jiujitsu, karate champions, guys who were at the top of their respective art form to fight a vale tudo type fight. I want to see the Bojansky, Ivanov, Xande Ribeiro/Roger Gracie and Yoshida’s of the world compete in a different arena. Ivanov might not have a great MMA career but his pedigree as champion is impressive.

  3. Anonymous
    March 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    […] = zach arnold. He can’t accept the fertitta’s bankruptcy. Ah, too bad.

    Sambo is more or less amateur mma. Ivanov has a win over fedor in it. But moreover, he had a very close fight with fedor the year before. If this guy isn’t for real, then my uncle’s a toaster.

    I’d rather see him sign with Affliction Entertainment, but if he stays in japan a few years, I want him to sign with whoever puts effort into build a heavyweight division. So far, neither feg or wvr seem to care about hws.

  4. Anonymous
    April 1, 2009 at 3:12 am

    FEG has Sergei, CC, and Overeem, which is a good start. If they built up Ivanov and possibly signed Alex, they would have a really good division

  5. Anonymous
    April 2, 2009 at 1:49 am

    I’m not sure they still have crocop.

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