The more I think about this the more it gets under my skin. M-1 Global President and Fedor's Manager Vadim Finkelchtein (Mr. Conflict) knows full well the UFC wont co-promote his company. Why should the UFC, all M-1 has to offer is Fedor. No one fighter is worth that no matter how good. The UFC has a HUGE Brand name so why co-promote its competition. Two company's now that have had ties to M-1 have gone under and this should be a sign to M-1 owners maybe this isn't working. But what do they have to worry about they don't have to advertise their company because they just leach off Fedor and other company's to do so. I found it funny when so many people blamed the UFC and Dana for not signing Fedor when its clear the problem wasn't the UFC but Fedor's Managers worrying about themselves and not their fighter. You know I would like to think that this hole issue is just Fedor's Managers but I have a hard time thinking Fedor is that blind.
I guess it comes down to what is M-1 going to do now when UFC says hell no to co-promoting. They going to go to Strike Force who is smart enough to know Fedor isn't worth the asking price to them. Strike Force unlike EliteXC and Affliction isn't stupid and knows they cant put Millions in to one fighter while promoting a competitor. Dream doesn't have the money to pay Fedor or the drawing power to make enough off him. So where is he going to fight that's willing to pay him their asking price and co-promote M-1?
Posted by Mayhem13
UFC is ready to give a little on the Sambo thing, which is a big step...and showing good intentions on the UFC's behalf.
They were ready to let him fight Sambo even back during the first negotiations. Fedor's managers just made seam like that was the main issue. The main issue was them wanting to co-promote M-1. Lorenzo Fertitta talked about this not to long ago in a interview at UFC Expo. He even said he doesn't think the problem is Fedor but Fedor's Managers.