WheelchairBandit is spot on,
Posted by WheelchairBandit
Vadim and Fedor want to "co-promote",which is Russian for "we get half of the profits for the entire card,just for Fedor fighting on it."That's the bottom line.M-1 has never "promotoed" sh!t when co-promoting.They co-promotoed both of Fedor's fights in Affliction........but do you remember any promoting from M-1 for either fight?Nope.Hell,there was hardly any promoting from Affliction for those fights!
The UFC is run by sharp businessmen.They know at the end of the day,Fedor is just another fighter.They can sign over half of their business to a bunch of Russian goons just to get this guy.Then what?What if he goes in there and gets creamed in his first fight?And then in his second fight?They just lost an ass load of money AND they're tied up legally with a bunch of shady characters they don't want anything to do with.
All this for ONE fighter,who at the end of the day,they don't really need.Fedor can never step foot in the octogon,and the UFC will keep right on truckin and keep getting bigger and bigger.Fedor on the other hand,is running out of legit opponents-he's literally waiting around for UFC cast aways at this point.
The UFC offered Fedor and his people the best deal in MMA history,and they flat refused it.Take that FWIW.
I think its bad for strikeforce, Fedor has three fights that people will watch but after that its like watching Michael Jordan play one on one with high school kids, how can anyone get excited and then stay excited about that?
Sure everyone wants to see him fight but it wont take long before people will get tired of nobody's being pummeled fight after fight. I think Fedor just dropped his stock again and by the time this is over nobody will care about him because he chose not to fight the best fighters he could, It make me feel like he kind of punk'd out.
I swear to god some of you worked for pride with your wack analogy's and horrible business schemes that have little logic.
Ill watch Fedor's fights but Ill be tuned in because of Carano, Diaz, Cung Le and others.