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Will Dana White Give Fedor Emelianenko a UFC Contract?

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Will Dana White Give Fedor Emelianenko a UFC Contract?
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After his upset loss (IMO cos alot of people seem to not think so.) to Werdum and the stripping of his rightfully P4P ranking will Dana White still pressure Fedor to join UFC

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Post #1   6/28/10 3:33:57AM   

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Honestly, i think this is the only scenario where Fedor's managers have to ease up on their demands. They no longer have the product they once carried in terms of marketability and mystique.

I think the Ufc can gobble him up.

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Post #2   6/28/10 4:54:36AM   

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After his next fight with Strikeforce his contract is up. However, remember what the UFC offered last time? (5 mil a fight, immediate title shot, he could wear all the M-1 logos he wanted, he could compete in Sambo, and M-1 gets a cut of the PPV with him and Brock)

If the UFC makes an offer, I doubt it'll even be a third of what they offered about this time last year.

It can happen, but Ths time Fedor, or more appropriately Vadim Finklestein,needs to be more reasonable with their demands

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Post #3   6/28/10 11:49:01AM   

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he would be a fool not to

Post #4   6/28/10 8:26:18PM   

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If they do decide to sign Fedor it will only be if Fedor wins his next fight, and if Fedor is hoping to take a major signing reduction than his last offer from the UFC, I also dont see dana offering him an imediate title shot but rather a shot against a top contender.

I think it really depends on if Fedor and his management want to sign a slightly worse contract offer, which I could see them doing if Fedor wants to prove hes the best in the HW division again, as the best are in the UFC.

Post #5   6/28/10 9:20:04PM   

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Posted by Taylor8766

If they do decide to sign Fedor it will only be if Fedor wins his next fight, and if Fedor is hoping to take a major signing reduction than his last offer from the UFC, I also dont see dana offering him an imediate title shot but rather a shot against a top contender.

I think it really depends on if Fedor and his management want to sign a slightly worse contract offer, which I could see them doing if Fedor wants to prove hes the best in the HW division again, as the best are in the UFC.



I think you're partly right on this....They're going to try and sign him. No matter what. Hands down. This is Dana's chance he's been waiting for. IMO Dana has been hoping that Fedor loses to someone, anyone, so that he can throw those same numbers and co-promo's at him to bring him in. He's not going to lower his price tag for Fedor. Think about it. Everyone is the MMA world, almost everyone, sees this as a disappointing loss for Fedor. Look at his placement in other websites rankings...he's dropped tremendously. That's going to be taken into account by other promotions and may drop they're price tag on him. This is Dana's chance to throw a crazy number and promo's and cuts of PPV buys at him and get him to sign. And he will definitely get an immediate title shot! One loss isn't going to stop that. Not even two. He is Fedor Emelianenko! The greatest heavyweight of all time and the king of the division the past 7 years. The buys that would generate now that the average fan knows his name would be ridiculous! You are right about it being on him and his management though. Obviously it's up to them to decide where to go after SF and the UFC makes the most sense, unless Fedor doesn't think he can beat Brock or Cain or Shane, etc. Again, this will be the greatest chance Dana has to get him and I think he is going to pull out all the stops to get him where he belongs.

Post #6   7/1/10 5:05:19AM   

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quote me now, Fedor will be fighting in the UFC by next year, he has 1 fight left on his strikeforce contract and his M-1 contract as far as i am aware. he will still make big noise in the UFC i dont care what anyone says and will still be a top 10 maybe even top 5 draw for them.

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I think fedor asking price just dropped alot

Post #8   7/1/10 9:48:00AM   

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I think it's more likely than it was, but I still think it's unlikely. His price has gone down, but M-1 is still run by a bunch of nutcases and they probably don't see things the way the rest of the world does. Dana also can't stop talking **** about Fedor, and he seems to be a rare kind of person who will turn down a better deal because he just doesn't respect the person who is offering it to him.

I still hope it will happen, but it's a very small hope that I keep contained. I've had my hopes dashed too many times when it seemed far more likely that he would sign with the UFC than it does now.

Post #9   7/2/10 1:13:38AM   

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again, it's not really fedor making the final decisions on his salary and purse options, it's m-1 global. Based on that, i'm gonna say no. I'm pretty sure they'll wanna stand firm on their demands and what not, which is yes pretty stupid. I just don't think we'll ever see fedor in the UFC, i wouldn't mind it, but i don't think it's happening

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fedors stock dropped drastically after that fight, he looked like a novice flapping around trying to finish and he got caught like a novice would too. If he loses again in his next fight then dana won't need to sign him to prove he has the best guys. Dont get me wrong i like fedor but he looks to me like he could be the next chuck liddel

Post #11   7/3/10 8:53:04PM   

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i sure hope he does

Post #12   7/5/10 12:12:25PM   

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He'd give him a contract but it'll be a hell of a lot lighter than prior to the Werdum fight. Fedor's been knocked off his pedestal and been made to look mortal, Also the fact Zuffa can claim that he was knocked off by a UFC washout has also removed a zero or two of the previous offers.

And co-promotion if it wasn't before it certainly looks laughable now.

Post #13   7/8/10 4:47:39PM