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george112
8/9/07 5:41:02PM
If Fedor and Zuffa do end up reaching an agreement on thursday...when do you think he would make his debut...or better yet who will his debut be against??


I personally think that Zuffa will not give him a "warm up" match or matches like they did mirko...i mean signing fedor would be the biggest mma news since Pride got purchased...can u imagine the sales fedor could generate with the right marketing and exposure to the american fight fans...hes such an entertaining fighter that i think once people in the US catch on an find out who he is they'll be clawing for the ppv or tickets to the show...like i said i dont think that Zuffa can risk fedor losing in his debut matches against unknown fighters like crocop did...i think that fedor will get a straight title shot just because..well...hes fedor...dana knows how beneficial for the UFC fedor would be...he just doesnt show it...hes just like fedor is no big deal an if doesnt sign then he doesnt sign..surely dana is smarter than that...i would be doin everything in my power to get fedor to sign with my company...fedor=$$ & exciting fights much like rampage and chuck...sylvia=snore...arvloski=snore...crocop=rematch with fedor which also = MASSIVE ppv sales...i just dont get dana and why he has to be an ass an not let him compete in sambo....



anways when and who do u think he would make his debut against??
juanez13
8/9/07 5:57:59PM
i think if he does get signed than he will fight the champ....that probably be the winner og gg vs randy........but that all depends when he would be fighting, if the wait is too long than they'll proly have another heavy weight title fight, maybe Big nog or whoever, and than fedor will fight the winner of that....

but to tell u the truth, fedors demands are WAYYYY to much......like the sambo tournaments would be ok if it doesnt get in the way of him fighting for the UFC....but the other two are juss bullshit, like signing a bunch of other red devil fighters, if the wanna be in the ufc than they should earntheir spots, and the other demand is for the ufc to do an event in russia, thats just stupid, fedor and his manager and whoever else should have nothint to do where the UFC doesnt it events..........

if they ar able to work this out, than the chances are great of fedor getting signed, after all the agreed on the amount of money he would be paid
george112
8/9/07 6:01:57PM

Posted by juanez13

i think if he does get signed than he will fight the champ....that probably be the winner og gg vs randy........but that all depends when he would be fighting, if the wait is too long than they'll proly have another heavy weight title fight, maybe Big nog or whoever, and than fedor will fight the winner of that....

but to tell u the truth, fedors demands are WAYYYY to much......like the sambo tournaments would be ok if it doesnt get in the way of him fighting for the UFC....but the other two are juss bullshit, like signing a bunch of other red devil fighters, if the wanna be in the ufc than they should earntheir spots, and the other demand is for the ufc to do an event in russia, thats just stupid, fedor and his manager and whoever else should have nothint to do where the UFC doesnt it events..........

if they ar able to work this out, than the chances are great of fedor getting signed, after all the agreed on the amount of money he would be paid




i agree with u totally on the other red devil fighters and the show that he wants in russia...but idk WAT would it hurt to have a show in russia??...imo i think that there will be a ufc show in russia eventually but since fedor demands it then dana sees it as weakness on his behalf if he gives in to fedor an his management...do u agree??
TOMMYAYO05
8/9/07 6:30:10PM
I say maybe december or janurary against like a b or c class fighter.
cmill21
8/9/07 6:32:55PM
Him and arlovski, just to see how bad aa will get his ass kicked.
george112
8/9/07 6:33:24PM

Posted by TOMMYAYO05

I say maybe december or janurary against like a b or c class fighter.





so u think that Zuffa will risk him losing in his debut instead of him possibly beating the champ at the first crack?
george112
8/9/07 6:34:37PM

Posted by cmill21

Him and arlovski, just to see how bad aa will get his ass kicked.




ha i think that would be a very entertaining and interesting fight
juanez13
8/9/07 6:39:12PM
george i dont know if i would agree with you totally.........dana has been takin about UFC goin worldwide.....and he said next were italy, spain, etc....but he didnt mention russia, so they must not be in a hurry to be there, i agree with you that it will eventually happen, but it will probably happen in 2010 or 2009, and bodog didnt do so well in russia(correct me if i am wrong, just something i've heard) ........and fedor manager wants to organize it too, so i think thats too much, he should have nothing to do with that..........

but what i think too is that fedor is not the one who is making all this demands
( sambo tourny is probably him) but i think the rest are his managers request from what i've heard.....
SpiderSilva
8/9/07 7:06:54PM

Posted by george112

If Fedor and Zuffa do end up reaching an agreement on thursday...when do you think he would make his debut...or better yet who will his debut be against??


I personally think that Zuffa will not give him a "warm up" match or matches like they did mirko...i mean signing fedor would be the biggest mma news since Pride got purchased...can u imagine the sales fedor could generate with the right marketing and exposure to the american fight fans...hes such an entertaining fighter that i think once people in the US catch on an find out who he is they'll be clawing for the ppv or tickets to the show...like i said i dont think that Zuffa can risk fedor losing in his debut matches against unknown fighters like crocop did...i think that fedor will get a straight title shot just because..well...hes fedor...dana knows how beneficial for the UFC fedor would be...he just doesnt show it...hes just like fedor is no big deal an if doesnt sign then he doesnt sign..surely dana is smarter than that...i would be doin everything in my power to get fedor to sign with my company...fedor=$$ & exciting fights much like rampage and chuck...sylvia=snore...arvloski=snore...crocop=rematch with fedor which also = MASSIVE ppv sales...i just dont get dana and why he has to be an ass an not let him compete in sambo....



anways when and who do u think he would make his debut against??


I dont think CroCop vs Fedor would be a good fight this year to bring in $$ do to the fact that the avg fan(most of my friend dont know pride fighters) would want to see the #1 figher in the world vs Cro Cop when everyone saw Cro Cop get his head knocked off maybe after CroCop kills some people and Fedor wins the title then hello rematch
wilwith1l
8/9/07 7:13:08PM

Posted by SpiderSilva


Posted by george112

If Fedor and Zuffa do end up reaching an agreement on thursday...when do you think he would make his debut...or better yet who will his debut be against??


I personally think that Zuffa will not give him a "warm up" match or matches like they did mirko...i mean signing fedor would be the biggest mma news since Pride got purchased...can u imagine the sales fedor could generate with the right marketing and exposure to the american fight fans...hes such an entertaining fighter that i think once people in the US catch on an find out who he is they'll be clawing for the ppv or tickets to the show...like i said i dont think that Zuffa can risk fedor losing in his debut matches against unknown fighters like crocop did...i think that fedor will get a straight title shot just because..well...hes fedor...dana knows how beneficial for the UFC fedor would be...he just doesnt show it...hes just like fedor is no big deal an if doesnt sign then he doesnt sign..surely dana is smarter than that...i would be doin everything in my power to get fedor to sign with my company...fedor=$$ & exciting fights much like rampage and chuck...sylvia=snore...arvloski=snore...crocop=rematch with fedor which also = MASSIVE ppv sales...i just dont get dana and why he has to be an ass an not let him compete in sambo....



anways when and who do u think he would make his debut against??


I dont think CroCop vs Fedor would be a good fight this year to bring in $$ do to the fact that the avg fan(most of my friend dont know pride fighters) would want to see the #1 figher in the world vs Cro Cop when everyone saw Cro Cop get his head knocked off maybe after CroCop kills some people and Fedor wins the title then hello rematch



Both Cro-Cop and Big Nog had really bad showings, and GG is a no name to tha average fan. He's just the guy that caught CC. Randy is beloved by all. There aren't enough names in HW right now for the big money from the average Uh-merican.
george112
8/9/07 7:15:52PM

Posted by juanez13

george i dont know if i would agree with you totally.........dana has been takin about UFC goin worldwide.....and he said next were italy, spain, etc....but he didnt mention russia, so they must not be in a hurry to be there, i agree with you that it will eventually happen, but it will probably happen in 2010 or 2009, and bodog didnt do so well in russia(correct me if i am wrong, just something i've heard) ........and fedor manager wants to organize it too, so i think thats too much, he should have nothing to do with that..........

but what i think too is that fedor is not the one who is making all this demands
( sambo tourny is probably him) but i think the rest are his managers request from what i've heard.....




yur right i didnt mean that russia would be in the near future but in a marketing point of view russia is pretty prime for mma exposure espesially for the UFC...i do think that fedors managers are to demanding...i dont see why THEY have to organize it...but time will tell i can only hope that fedor does sign an see how he fairs with the likes of the UFC heavywieght division which i also think he will control
george112
8/9/07 7:18:27PM

Posted by SpiderSilva


Posted by george112

If Fedor and Zuffa do end up reaching an agreement on thursday...when do you think he would make his debut...or better yet who will his debut be against??


I personally think that Zuffa will not give him a "warm up" match or matches like they did mirko...i mean signing fedor would be the biggest mma news since Pride got purchased...can u imagine the sales fedor could generate with the right marketing and exposure to the american fight fans...hes such an entertaining fighter that i think once people in the US catch on an find out who he is they'll be clawing for the ppv or tickets to the show...like i said i dont think that Zuffa can risk fedor losing in his debut matches against unknown fighters like crocop did...i think that fedor will get a straight title shot just because..well...hes fedor...dana knows how beneficial for the UFC fedor would be...he just doesnt show it...hes just like fedor is no big deal an if doesnt sign then he doesnt sign..surely dana is smarter than that...i would be doin everything in my power to get fedor to sign with my company...fedor=$$ & exciting fights much like rampage and chuck...sylvia=snore...arvloski=snore...crocop=rematch with fedor which also = MASSIVE ppv sales...i just dont get dana and why he has to be an ass an not let him compete in sambo....



anways when and who do u think he would make his debut against??


I dont think CroCop vs Fedor would be a good fight this year to bring in $$ do to the fact that the avg fan(most of my friend dont know pride fighters) would want to see the #1 figher in the world vs Cro Cop when everyone saw Cro Cop get his head knocked off maybe after CroCop kills some people and Fedor wins the title then hello rematch





you are right cro cop does need to get his name back out there witha coupla head kick ko's then hype there first fight and fedor an let em go at it
three_days_of_grey
8/9/07 7:37:54PM
Should Fedor sign, I feel he should fight once before having a title shot and that it should be against Tim Sylvia due to the fact that Sylvia is the former champ and had stated numerous times he wanted the best. After everyone witnesses what Fedor does to Sylvia, imagine how the excitement for a championship fight will translate into PPV sales.
I would love to hear that Fedor has signed but the reality is that the UFC has done fine without him and will continue to do so. It would be in Fedors best interest to sign as UFC is now the pinnacle of MMA. Or he could stay in Bodog and fight in the middle of a jungle for 25 Peruvian goat herders, beat up Barnett for another 5-6 years and slowly slip into obscurity outside of Russia.

-OUT-
Twenty20Dollars
8/9/07 7:44:52PM
Ok first off dana said fedor would most likely fight for the title in his debut could be bad for fedor essentially. But it could be like this if fedor and his managers have all these demands to sign him, he might not get an automatic title shot. As far as an event in russia dont see that as a good idea and fedors manager setting it up, shit he doesnt run the UFC. I can see why i would be mad about the sambo, could get injuried, could cost ufc some money. Shit it just needs to be straight forward your in or your out.
SpiderSilva
8/9/07 7:59:53PM

Fedor needs to prove his worth in the cage if he signsif he doesnt win a fight well everyone loses
george112
8/9/07 8:46:08PM

Posted by SpiderSilva


Fedor needs to prove his worth in the cage if he signsif he doesnt win a fight well everyone loses



i dont see why fedor has to prove anything to anybody...if anything hes already more than proven himself
ocho-cinco
8/9/07 9:06:34PM
Well if Henderson goes straight to a title fight to join the belts, then Fedor better start with a title fight.
LR
8/10/07 10:03:13AM
Well, if he signed anytime soon, I'd say he'd debut at the Dec. 29th card, and make that an end of the year supercard with Liddell vs. Silva hopefully, and...

I want to see:

Fedor vs. Sylvia --> American fans would stupidly pick Sylvia because they'd say "Who is that Russian guy?" and then the face tenderizing would begin as Sylvia gets demolished by Fedor.

Or

Fedor vs. Arvloski --> Once again, American fans would pick Arvloski. Arvloski would cautiously try to counterpunch Fedor, in which he would then be thrown on the ground by Fedor's superior Sambo and probably get submitted.

Those are the two fighters not scheduled yet, and they have the best chance, unless Vera literally begs Dana to put him up to fight Fedor. That's the way I see it.
backalley101
8/10/07 2:53:10PM
First of all, just like anybody I would like to see Fedor in the UFC. I hear people say that Dana White should just give in to Fedor, so that he can fight in the UFC. From Dana White's position, I understand completely. He should not change his policy on contracts just for one fighter. If he were to give in to these ridiculous demands, except for Sambo, the backlash from that would be too great. All other fighters would try to hold out on their own contracts to achieve the same results. That is not good for the sport. So good luck in Russia, Fedor.
The_Grim_Reaper
8/11/07 12:53:37PM
ok Fedor will fight for the title shot imediatley if he is signed which was said by Dana but Fedor said he would like to have at least one non-title fight before a title-fight, but he said if he has to fight for the title right away he wouldn't mind, and also the only demands Fedor and his people have made are that they let him compete in Combat-Sambo tourneys not that they sign red devils fighters or that they have an event in Russia, the only that was said there was that the UFC is the most finnacialy lucrative deal but other companys have OFFERED to sign other red devil fighters if Fedor signs, Fedor and his people never requested this upon the UFC and, Fedor's manager did not request but made a suggestion that holding a UFC event in Russia would be a great idea because he could organize everything for them easily, it was never demanded as a request to get Fedor to sign
george112
8/11/07 4:52:55PM

Posted by The_Grim_Reaper

ok Fedor will fight for the title shot imediatley if he is signed which was said by Dana but Fedor said he would like to have at least one non-title fight before a title-fight, but he said if he has to fight for the title right away he wouldn't mind, and also the only demands Fedor and his people have made are that they let him compete in Combat-Sambo tourneys not that they sign red devils fighters or that they have an event in Russia, the only that was said there was that the UFC is the most finnacialy lucrative deal but other companys have OFFERED to sign other red devil fighters if Fedor signs, Fedor and his people never requested this upon the UFC and, Fedor's manager did not request but made a suggestion that holding a UFC event in Russia would be a great idea because he could organize everything for them easily, it was never demanded as a request to get Fedor to sign





to be honest with you i see exactly the way you see it...i was almost pretty sure that he didnt make the red devil request and the russia show thing...its all how u perceive wat u read...i just happened to see it like u
Branwest
8/11/07 6:57:58PM
I didn't percieve it that way. I thought that Fedor's manager was just trying to weasel his way in to making himself some money. I think Dana will let Fedor compete in SAMBA comp's as long as they don't interfere w/his fights in the UFC. Also, I think the UFC will eventually have an event in Russia, but there's no way Dana and the Fertitas will let his manager organize it. Their working their way through Europe, and right now, there are more lucrative places to hold an event than Russia. Fedor shouldn't mind this, he won't have to travel much more than he did w/Pride, especially not if he fights at an event in Europe.
cmill21
8/11/07 7:02:37PM
Yeah right now no one really knows whats going on. I think dana will make it happen. I think fedor will fight in sambo and the UFC, and he will probly do what Mirko's doing and fight as many times as he can in europe.
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