Man I really didn't care that Fedor didn't sign with the UFC becaus ethey really don't need each other right now and I def. agree that there is heavyweight competition outside of the UFC to keep Fedor in the top spot at Heavyweight for the time being but the problem I have with this whole situation is M-1.
Finkelstein is a moron no other way to put it. Let me get this straight Brett Rogers whose only notable wins are against Arlovski and James Thompson is a better match up for Fedor than Brock Lesnar.??Were supposed to honestly believe that HE believes that?? Brock has beaten Randy Couture and has beaten Mir and Herring which are names in MMA. His record might be 4-1 but hes fought nothing but the best besides his first fight and if he wanted he could be 20-0 right now fighting guys with no record so thats an absurd statement to say that Rogers is a better opponent for Fedor.
Another problem I have with M-1 is I read in a previous article they said because they are from Russia they don't have as much media here so they look like the bad guys in this whole thing.......you honestly want to know why you guys look like the bad guys M-1?? Because what your doing is illegal here in the states!! I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this but as far as I'm concerned this topic is done for me.
The sad thing is I understand where Fedor is coming from I mean he has a vested intrest in what happens to M-1 as he is making smart moves to have a career after fighting much like Bonnar's venture into art by owning part of it. The thing I don't agree with is just because the UFC didn't bend over backwards for ever request that M-1 had that the UFC doesn't consider there fighters humans and all that nonsense. Say what you want about Dana White and the UFC but there conduct towards fighters is exactly where it should be and they actually care about the fighters with a passion. M-1, from what I've read and see, could care less about the sport of MMA and the fighters as a whole and only care about they cash cow Fedor. It seemed to me Sherdog was trying to cast a negative image on the UFC but imo it clearly casted an even bigger light on how shady and egomaniacle M-1 is.