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Fedor To headline EA sports MMA game- still in Negotiatons with the UFC -and others

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http://mmajunkie.com/news/15669/fedor-emelianenko-to-headline-ea-sports-videogame-currently-negotiating-with-ufc.mma

I am slowly losing hope on Fedor coming to the UFC personally.

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Post #1   7/29/09 5:00:03PM   

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Agreed Fedor being on the cover pretty much tells me this thing isn't going to happen. Dana has already been widely outspoken on this matter and now that Fedor is not just in the game but the poster boy for the game...I just can't see them picking him up.

Fedor is going to have to do press and such for the game in order to build it up including commercials and interviews and I don't see the UFC being ok with any of that. This is def. a big blow to the hopes of the UFC getting Fedor.

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Posted by hippysmacker

I am slowly losing hope on Fedor coming to the UFC personally.




I blame these damn articles that raise all of our hopes only to have them crushed again and again

If this EA deal is true then it might be the final nail in the coffin of fedor coming to the ufc

Edit: friday can not come soon enough, hopefully DW's announcement will put an end to all the rumors we are hearing for better or worse

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He should fight barrnett and retire, personally as fan I take this as a slap in the face, I think Fedor and his managment made it clear we wont see him fight in the UFC. I also think he is dodging the best HW division mma has to offer to protect his legacy.

Post #4   7/29/09 5:28:17PM   

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If they can afford him, Strikeforce is the best choice. They'd meet most if not all their demands (co-promoting with M-1, letting Fedor do sambo tournaments, etc.).

Post #5   7/29/09 5:44:53PM   

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Im personally getting sick of Fedor, hes one of my favorites and i know hes the best but he's never really shown that he gives a piss about his fans.the contracts that Dana offer cant be that bad! Not signing with the UFC when the timing is perfectly right is pathetic.

if he doesnt sigh with the UFC all i have to say is screw you to Fedor.

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rofl. These guys just seem to want to do everything that the UFC expressly forbids.

It's almost like they're making a point of keeping him out of the UFC. I don't understand what the hell is wrong with his managers.

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I think at this point the only reason they are even bothering to negotiate with the UFC is to drive the bidding prices higher for the other companies that they are actually considering. I don't really believe that they have ever had any intention of trying to come to an agreement with the UFC.

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To be honest Im kind of glad that he's on the game and most likely not going to the UFC. I hope that he fights in Strikeforce and helps to make them a serious threat to the UFC. Right now its a monopoly and only Fedor has the star power to level the playing field. I would love to see Fedor vs Brock but I personally dont feel that he's put in his time yet. Id rather see him fight Randy after he took a stand against the UFC. Just a thought.

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Well hopefully this don't create a big of a rift as were thinking it will.
I mean Couture is going to be in the game as well.
First Dana said no UFC fighters in the EA game,now Randy is the only exception.

Maybe this won't be as big as a deterrent as were thinking.

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Posted by Nightmare27

To be honest Im kind of glad that he's on the game and most likely not going to the UFC. I hope that he fights in Strikeforce and helps to make them a serious threat to the UFC. Right now its a monopoly and only Fedor has the star power to level the playing field. I would love to see Fedor vs Brock but I personally dont feel that he's put in his time yet. Id rather see him fight Randy after he took a stand against the UFC. Just a thought.



I think it would take more than one guy to bring a promotion to the ufc's level.

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How does this mean anything? If the UFC stands by that then they are gigantic babies. Pride had games, why didn't they ban anyone who was in the game? They can't ban everything that's not UFC.

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i was happy today now i am sad
man it is getting to the point where i am just not gonna give a damm anymore
props for ea game i'll buy both games next year ea sports and ufc

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I hope Overeem, Aleks, Rogers, Monson, Choi and a few other notable HWs are also in it.

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I agree. You people that are blaming Fedor are crazy. Do you know how ridiculous it is for the UFC to ban someone from appearing in video game? Can you imagine the NFL not allowing Bret Favre to sign with a team just because he decided to be on the cover of Madden? Get real people.

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Posted by BigIP

I agree. You people that are blaming Fedor are crazy. Do you know how ridiculous it is for the UFC to ban someone from appearing in video game? Can you imagine the NFL not allowing Bret Favre to sign with a team just because he decided to be on the cover of Madden? Get real people.



Do you know how ridiculous it is for M-1to demand co-promotion for every event fedor fights at? Do you know how ridiculous it is to expect a stadium be built in russia? Do you know how ridiculous it is to demand the first non-exclusive contract from the UFC? Get Real...

honestly both sides are at fault

If what dana white said about ea is true (Ea said MMA is not a real sport a little over a year ago or so) then good for him in taking a stand against an ignorant company. (although i wont hold it against any fighter who does end up in the game... Money Talks)

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