Originally Posted by Wise
Its an event put together by the old Pride people as a goodbye. Other then Fedor which M1 loaned to them it has nothing to do with M1 really.
Monte Cox (Manager of the most MMA fighters in the world), like most of the Miletich camp and many others, is the CEO of M-1. They're connected with the Japanese TV Stations that Pride use to be connected with.
They've signed about 8 elite fighters (Each considered in Top-10 in their weight class) that haven't signed with UFC to compete on New Year's Eve.
Monte Cox wants to turn M-1 into the next UFC, but he doesn't have a chance.