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This can only mean one thing...

More FREE events for UFC fans (counter-programming, b*tches!!!).

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Post #16   8/3/09 1:54:33PM   

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Well, obviously I woulda rather seen him sign with the UFC...but this would be my second choice for sure.

I would much rather see him fight Rogers, Overeem, Arlovski (again) and Werdum....then go to Japan and fight Jose Canseco, Minowa and Nortje

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Seriously people have you not worked it out yet? It's all a big smoke screen by Fedor & the UFC... Fedor's been on the payroll from the very start allowing Dana and the UFC to wipe out all the competition by putting every promotion out of business so the UFC can reign supreme, it just so happens that Strikeforce is next so the UFC can get Carano and Overeem on cheap deals.

However let's just hope that the Russian Kryptonite doesn't wield it's power on the UFC when he (Eventually) gets there...

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Disappointing in a way, as this significantly narrows his potential opponents.

What bothers me is the posters who believe Fedor is dodging anyone - why would he need to dodge anyone?

Bottom line is the UFC didn't wanna co-promote an event, and it's their ego that's getting in the way of what the fans want.

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I'm not going to sit here and say Fedor dodged the UFC (even though I think he did). But this guys demands were crazy and maybe just maybe this guy has lost his mind with his 30-1 record and no ones brought him down yet. There are a few fights at Strikeforce that will be good. But after that Fedor has nothing to fight there. I just hope we never hear of Fedor to the UFC again.

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Posted by moob

Bottom line is the UFC didn't wanna co-promote an event, and it's their ego that's getting in the way of what the fans want.



Um, no...it's smart business. How's Fedor's track record with companies so far?

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Posted by moob

Disappointing in a way, as this significantly narrows his potential opponents.

What bothers me is the posters who believe Fedor is dodging anyone - why would he need to dodge anyone?

Bottom line is the UFC didn't wanna co-promote an event, and it's their ego that's getting in the way of what the fans want.



You can replace "ego" with "business sense". What does M-1 have to offer along the lines of co-promotion? Absolutely nothing. It has nothing to do with ego, it's called running a business. M-1 can do absolutely nothing to help the UFC when it comes to promoting.

Fedor isn't worth the amount of money he gets paid. He might be the best, but he does not have great drawing power. I'm sure that the UFC knows that Fedor's pricetag is bigger than his drawing power and any second tier promotion that picks him up will surely die under the combined stress of his paycheck and the UFC's counter-programming. Strikeforce and DREAM will likely soon be dead and the UFC should be able to tighten their stranglehold on the market while forcing top fighters without a home to settle for less money, including Fedor.

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Posted by emfleek


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Bottom line is the UFC didn't wanna co-promote an event, and it's their ego that's getting in the way of what the fans want.



Um, no...it's smart business. How's Fedor's track record with companies so far?



I think that's immaterial when it comes to giving the fans what they want.

It's hardly like the temporary employment of Fedor is likely to decimate the UFC as a business - that's not a credible argument imo.

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Posted by Aether

Fedor isn't worth the amount of money he gets paid. He might be the best, but he does not have great drawing power. I'm sure that the UFC knows that Fedor's pricetag is bigger than his drawing power and any second tier promotion that picks him up will surely die under the combined stress of his paycheck and the UFC's counter-programming. Strikeforce and DREAM will likely soon be dead and the UFC should be able to tighten their stranglehold on the market while forcing top fighters without a home to settle for less money, including Fedor.



Sorry, but I'm dead against the whole idea of the UFC monopolizing the sport.

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Posted by moob


Posted by Aether

Fedor isn't worth the amount of money he gets paid. He might be the best, but he does not have great drawing power. I'm sure that the UFC knows that Fedor's pricetag is bigger than his drawing power and any second tier promotion that picks him up will surely die under the combined stress of his paycheck and the UFC's counter-programming. Strikeforce and DREAM will likely soon be dead and the UFC should be able to tighten their stranglehold on the market while forcing top fighters without a home to settle for less money, including Fedor.



Sorry, but I'm dead against the whole idea of the UFC monopolizing the sport.



If the ufc is a monopoly it's not their fault the other promotions are killing themselve with poor bussiness sense (lack of ego).

EDIT: giving the fans what they want (as you say) is only good for right now, the ufc has the sports future in mind and as a fan myself thats what I want.

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I guess that I am the only one who is glad to see this. If he isnt going to the UFC this is the next best thing.

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Sad about this one. Fedor doesn't have anybody to fight there.

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Fedor isn't worth the amount of money he gets paid. He might be the best, but he does not have great drawing power. I'm sure that the UFC knows that Fedor's pricetag is bigger than his drawing power and any second tier promotion that picks him up will surely die under the combined stress of his paycheck and the UFC's counter-programming. Strikeforce and DREAM will likely soon be dead and the UFC should be able to tighten their stranglehold on the market while forcing top fighters without a home to settle for less money, including Fedor.



Sorry, but I'm dead against the whole idea of the UFC monopolizing the sport.



If the ufc is a monopoly it's not their fault the other promotions are killing themselve with poor bussiness sense (lack of ego).

EDIT: giving the fans what they want (as you say) is only good for right now, the ufc has the sports future in mind and as a fan myself thats what I want.



Other promotions have generally shot themselves in the foot, granted, but you simply cannot state that the UFC didn't have a hand in their demise on any level.

Whilst the UFC popularised the sport of MMA, there is room for other outfits to give fighters a chance - the UFC simply doesn't have the capacity to accommodate them, which in the end is neither good for the sport or the fans.

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Posted by Nightmare27

I guess that I am the only one who is glad to see this. If he isnt going to the UFC this is the next best thing.



next best thing for who? him? fans? If he kills that promotion it's a bad thing, strikeforce puts out some good cards and if they get destroyed over 2 or 3 events with fedor then I hardly think it's worth it for the fans in the long run.

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Sorry, but I'm dead against the whole idea of the UFC monopolizing the sport.



If the ufc is a monopoly it's not their fault the other promotions are killing themselve with poor bussiness sense (lack of ego).

EDIT: giving the fans what they want (as you say) is only good for right now, the ufc has the sports future in mind and as a fan myself thats what I want.



Other promotions have generally shot themselves in the foot, granted, but you simply cannot state that the UFC didn't have a hand in their demise on any level.

Whilst the UFC popularised the sport of MMA, there is room for other outfits to give fighters a chance - the UFC simply doesn't have the capacity to accommodate them, which in the end is neither good for the sport or the fans.



Bottom line is these other orgs do themselves in, ofcourse ufc is looking out for themselves with counter programing but there is plenty of room for co exsistence if the right choices in the org are made, it's not dana's or zuffa's fault these promotions cant promote themselves properly to gain popularity, all they seem to do is jump the gun to try and win the top promotion race while the ufc understands its a marathon.

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