It looks like the number one contender for the UFC Middleweight Title Chael Sonnen (R) is not alone. According to M-1 Global’s press release, “The Last Emperor” will take part in the “United Russia” primaries, with sights on the Belgorod Regional Duma (Congress) spot in the upcoming elections.

The list includes fifty-eight candidates, why no less than 10,000 “United Russia” members will decide on who will take the top places in the party’s list for this year’s regional elections. The primaries are taking place until June 25th.

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Despite his political venture, Fedor Emelianenko is still scheduled to square off against Fabricio Werdum at on June 26th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. According to Strikeforce officials, WAMMA Heavyweight Title will not be on the line in that fight, which will determine who will challenge the Dutch Hitman Alistair Overeem for his recently defended Strikeforce Heavyweight Title.


Pictures of Fedor Emelianenko‘s training camp for Fabricio Werdum:

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