Fedor reveals UFC negotiations in process, wants

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  1. woodlanddog

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    Fedor Emelianenko's return to MMA has caused frenzy amongst fans and pundits as they attempted to decipher the Russian heavyweight legend's reasons for returning to professional MMA. Some wondered whether it was a financial necessity, while other pondered whether the
     
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    Xenia? I thought he was back with Oksana?
     
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    Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    He'll fight the strongest in Kimbo for a healthy pay check lol.

    If he doesn't sign with the UFC than his whole comeback is a joke.
     
  4. NC-B17A

    NC-B17A Bla bla bla

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    fedors "comeback" is/will be a joke no matter what. Any of the top 10 will mop the floor with him.
     
  5. woodlanddog

    woodlanddog Black Belt

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    Fedor has already defeated 2 in the current UFC Top Ten.
     
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    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    These new-breed fighters are indeed pretty impressive...
     
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    Basically non-news. Everyone already knew he was in negotiations with most organizations.
     
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    I hope not, 2nd wife turned him into a religious nut
     
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    Several years ago. Times change. I do want to see him fight Cain Velasquez though.
     
  10. Fraz

    Fraz The Larry

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    He wants the strongest?

    Fedor vs Pudzianowski is gonna be epic
     
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    we've been down this road, they will report he's all but signed and then one day we'll wake up and Fedor to Bellator will be announced.

    Hope he signs with UFC though, bunch of big fights for him.
     
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    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

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    I would pay to see this fight.
     
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    I think he can beat Mir, Stipe, Browne, Rothwell, Hunt and Overeem TBH.

    This is from a non-Fedor fan.
     
  14. skylolow

    skylolow Silver Belt

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    It will be an absolute shame if he doesn't sign with the UFC. There is hardly a fight worth while outside of the UFC for him. Surely nothing that should make him come out of retirement.
     
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    I have mixed feeling about Fedor in the UFC. Obviously the best fights for him are in the UFC so in that regard it would be amazing to see Fedor in the UFC.

    But seeing him in a UFC fight kit would be awful, and I really don't like the idea of Dana being his boss.

    What's changed since the last time UFC and Fedor negotiated? Fedor's become cheaper possibly, but that was never the problem imo. Fedor didn't sign with UFC because of their restrictive contracts. Those contracts are still just as restrictive now, so why would Fedor sign it this time around?

    Would Zuffa offer him a contract without all their standard restrictive clauses in it? I don't think they would. Outside of UFC Blagoi vs. Fedor is the only fight I care about. Randy vs. Fedor would be cool also, but I don't think it would be very competitive, considering Randys age.
     
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    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    All this talk about negotiating with the UFC... I dont know if I buy it.
    IF Fedor was negotiating with the UFC something would have come out, rumors or talk.
    But I have seen nothing. UFC /Zuffa is dead silence. Fedor talks with Zuffa? Something would have leaked out to the press. It would be too big not to leak.
     
  18. skylolow

    skylolow Silver Belt

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    I don't know how much more evidence you want since Fedor himself said this with no handlers around him. Fedor doesn't really bullshit at all. The guy is about as entertaining as watching paint dry when conducting any type of interview.

    Really no reason not to believe him.
     
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    The number one biggest reason he didn't sign is because of the co-promotion deal with M-1. It was reported the UFC went far and beyond what they typically do for 99% of the fighters when it comes to negotiation the fine points of the contract. M-1/Fedor would've loved a deal with Zuffa. It easily would've produce the most income and more importantly brought the most eyes to M-1.


    Various MMA media members have talked extensively about the finer points of the negotiations through the years as more and more details came out both privately behind the scenes and what has been reported in various interviews from both sides through the years. Are they all true, probably not, but for the most part I think together it painted a fairly accurate picture.
     
  20. BeardotheWeirdo

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    Really? How can anyone consider Dana a reliable source on this type of stuff? Fedor and Vadim both said differently.

    All those reporters got their info from Dana, Fedor, or Vadim. Who else was at the negotiations?

    Dana was the only one insisting that the co-promotion was the problem. He also said VAdim insisted on a soccer stadium yet Fedor signed with several other orgs who didn't give him a soccer stadium or do co-promoted events in Russia.

    Fedor said it was UFC's restrictive contracts. He still does. You just refuted Isa's points by saying Fedor doesn't bullshit, then proceed to take Dana's word over Fedor in your next post? I'm confused. You must know Dana is full of shit.

    If you take Dana's word over Fedor then... I don't even know what to say to that.
     

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