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Randy Offered $3 Million to Fight Fedor?

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Wow, Randy was offered $3 million to fight Fedor in Bodog.....and said no. He said it was out of loyalty to the UFC. I guess it's the same loyalty he showed by breaching his contract with the organization that gave him an instant title shot.

So when Fedor doesn't sign a contract (one he doesn't even like) with the UFC, he doesn't want to fight the best, is that right? Hmm...sounds like The Natural would rather fight Sylvia than Fedor. So I guess that means HE doesn't really want to fight the best. He had his chance.

Get off Randy's nuts, people. I hope whomever he ends up fighting for next brings in Valentijn Overeem or Enson Inoue to beat him...again!

Post #1   10/26/07 11:48:46AM   

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How do you know this, Randy is under contract with UFC he cant fight untill he get out of it.

Post #2   10/26/07 11:59:18AM   

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He's talking about before. Instead of Lindland it could have been Randy.

Post #3   10/26/07 12:01:22PM   

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when he retired bodog offered it to him so he went to dana and told him and dana said why dont you come fight for the UFC HW title and he did it out of loyalty according to randy during yesterdays press conference.

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Posted by cowcatcher

when he retired bodog offered it to him so he went to dana and told him and dana said why dont you come fight for the UFC HW title and he did it out of loyalty according to randy during yesterdays press conference.





that is exactly what he said !!

And Bodog is nowhere close to ufc and even a fight against fedor would have not been very hot because they simply don't have the promotion power to attract a huge among of peoples to see it and pay for the ppv.
And i think that couture wanted to beat fedor in front of million of peoples to close there mouth !!

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Theres alot of reasons randy made the right desicion to re-join the ufc. What would you rather do, face fedor in your first fight back after a legnthly lay - off, at a weight you havnt fought at in years, or, get a few good fights at heavyweight under you belt and build up some momentum and confidence, then fight fedor? Also, like randy said he wanted to be loyal to the ufc, chances are he also thought fedor would follow suit after pride went under anyways.

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It doesn't matter if this fight would have happened then. It was before Randy fought Tim and GG.

If Fedor would have whooped him then, everyone would just say "Who cares? Fedor beat an overage Randy who was KO'd in the LHW division."

It's only after Randy beat Tim and GG that everyone started naming him #1 in the world and saying he can take Fedor.

So, this fight would have been pointless then anyway.

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Yeah if they did fight (fedor would have won) everyone would have said who cares and Randy would have stayed in his retirement, with no whispers of him being the best of all time.

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Randy made the right choice here. Also there is no way the Bodog could have come up with the resources to promot this fight to it potential.

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Posted by bls1919

Randy made the right choice here. Also there is no way the Bodog could have come up with the resources to promot this fight to it potential.



It's not that they didn't have enough resources. It's how can they promote a number one ranked Heavyweight in the world against, at the time, a 44 year old, unimpressive, Randy, who was coming off a TKO in a lower division?

Matt Lindland at the time was most likely viewed as the better match-up anyhow.
But, now that Randy beat TIm and GG, Randy "can beat Fedor."




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At least Lindland was winning at the lower div.

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Posted by Copenhagen


Posted by bls1919

Randy made the right choice here. Also there is no way the Bodog could have come up with the resources to promot this fight to it potential.



It's not that they didn't have enough resources. It's how can they promote a number one ranked Heavyweight in the world against, at the time, a 44 year old, unimpressive, Randy, who was coming off a TKO in a lower division?

Matt Lindland at the time was most likely viewed as the better match-up anyhow.
But, now that Randy beat TIm and GG, Randy "can beat Fedor."







How is Lindland a better match up than Couture. Couture is a bigger stronger better Matt Lindland.

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Posted by hathcock32


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Posted by bls1919

Randy made the right choice here. Also there is no way the Bodog could have come up with the resources to promot this fight to it potential.



It's not that they didn't have enough resources. It's how can they promote a number one ranked Heavyweight in the world against, at the time, a 44 year old, unimpressive, Randy, who was coming off a TKO in a lower division?

Matt Lindland at the time was most likely viewed as the better match-up anyhow.
But, now that Randy beat TIm and GG, Randy "can beat Fedor."







How is Lindland a better match up than Couture. Couture is a bigger stronger better Matt Lindland.



Well at the time Lindland was still fighting, Couture was not. I garentee if that fight happend and Randy got killed everyone would be saying it's a meaningless win, but now that randy's beat 2 middle of the pack guys everyone's saying Fedor sucks unless he fights randy, I don't get it lol.

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plain and simple is that randy got offered more money and hadnt fought in about a year...and randy is loyal to the UFC

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Posted by TheHitmanTL

plain and simple is that randy got offered more money and hadnt fought in about a year...and randy is loyal to the UFC



Well he may be loyal to the UFC, but it's clear he picked the fight he felt he could win. He was NOT offered more money by the UFC. 3 million for one fight is alot of money.

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