If Fedor wins belt, perhaps that would mean Minakov to UFC

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  1. ViD

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    Minakov openly stated he’s not going to fight Fedor, so perhaps if Fedor wins this weekend, they will work out a deal around Minakov contract situation and get him to UFC.

    Trade Colby to Bellator for Minakov
     
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    I'd rather see Fedor in UFC
     
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    Would be great, but too many russian champs is not good for business, so I doubt it.
     
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    Minakov sure left a good amount of money on the table during his MMA career....

    And, He's not gettin' younger...
     
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  5. mooseman17

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    Minakov's career has really stalled the past 5 years. I was expecting big things from him. Luckily as a HW, he still considered a young buck, so hopefully he signs with a big NA promotion.
     
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    I can't imagine Fedor having many more fights if he won the belt, he is not a young man and it would be a credible enough exit to a rough return to MMA. I am not sure that would really be what motivated him to seek out a UFC contract.
     
  7. snackgod

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    nope he njust not fight fedor and when fedor retires again or not the champ he get the next title shot.
     
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    and he looks like he's getting bigger, which i don't think is good.
     
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    Fat or Uber?
     
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    Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

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    both? i don't think he's putting on sloppy weight, but he's pretty big. he's big the way Kharitonov got big.

    remember when Kharitonov first came to Pride? he was a lean 220lb or so and his footwork and movement were great. fast forward to 2018 and Sergei turned into a tank. 260lbs and a plodding slugger.
     
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    Hopefully Fedor beats Bader and retires. He's too completely random now. The longer he goes the more chance there is for another embarrassment like the Maldonato or Mittrione fights.
     
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    why? Minakov is much better and younger. You cannot hold onto the past forever, Sherbro.
     
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    I remember Minakov saying that he doesn't want to face Volkov after their first fight. He didn't went to the UFC after that.
     
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    Just looked who that Minokav guy is... What a beast.
     
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    Minakov is by far the best HW not in the UFC. I think he'd give everyone in the division a great fight including DC. Dana should step up and try to grab Minakov while he's still decently young.
     
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    not now. 6, 7 years ago sure.
     
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    i figured if fedor won the belt he'd just retire on that note. that then leaves the path for minakov and kongo to fight for a vacant title.

    if fedor wins tho like you said it makes things challenging if your minakov since minakov and fedor won't fight. if they won't fight and minakov knocks off kongo, who the heck is fedor gonna defend against?
     
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    Hoping Fedor and Mirko win their up coming fights... rematch then ride off into the sunset.
     

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