Ufc thinking about going to Russia this May

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  1. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    according to Jason Coles(mmasun) and others on twitter.

    I wonder if they'd consider signing a big name Russian like Arlvovski. Khabib and Rustam would likely be on the card and maybe the debut of Adlan Amagov and Adam Khaliev.
     
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    cOugAr_LIbRe_85 Brown Belt

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    Cue fedor rumours, and the ensuing disappointment when it doesn't happen
     
  4. whougonnacall

    whougonnacall Silver Belt

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    About time
    Eastern europeans love mma and you have a (like him or hate him) pro mma president
    Imagine what it could do for mma to have putin sitting in a sold out UFC event in russia
     
  5. yua

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    arlovski is not Fvking! russian! he's belarussian!
     
  6. Kanster

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    AA isn't Russian mang.

    I'd love to see Sergie though.
     
  7. skylolow

    skylolow Silver Belt

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    AA isn't really a big star in Russia and isn't Russian.

    UFC is the pinnacle of MMA. If your a fan of MMA and live in Russia you know who the best guys are in the UFC and chances are very high you follow the UFC. Maybe they bring in a few Russian fighters to round out the card but they aren't going after any big names that is for sure (ie:Fedor or anything crazy like that).
     
  8. axe wound

    axe wound that's wound, not wound, idiot.

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    this is all that matters
     
  9. Rusk

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    They gonna need some Russians in UFC then, for now there is only dagestanians in UFC, nothing bad about that i just dont think that they are marketable enought in Russia.

    Unless UFC is going to Mahachkala :wink:
     
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    Fedor vs lesnar as the co-main with the flyweight belt on the line!
     
  11. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Everyone saying Arlovski isn't Russian, should understand that he considers himself Russian, and was born in the USSR. The part he was born in was only declared as Belarus in 1990.
     
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    Not sure his association with Golden Glory will make it happen tho .

    Would be amazing tho .
     
  13. Rex Kwon Do

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    Once more, MMA fans will find themselves embroiled in a debate about ethnicity vs nationality.
     
  14. wellsdj1

    wellsdj1 Red Belt

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    Well it will probably be a FX or Fuel card. May PPV's are memorial day weekend in Vegas.
     
  15. Rusk

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    Do you got a source or something where he is saying it? All i heard is he said f*** Russia ones. :)
     
  16. thebaconator

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    hopefully theyll sign Mamed Khalidov for this

    Id also expect Gustafsson, Struve, Siver, Khabib Nurmagomedov to make the cut
     
  17. Neb

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    If that happens, seems i'll have to apply for a Russian visa..
     
  18. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    When he said that he was mad because Fedor and Sergei were saying he wasn't a "real" Russian. That's what he was responding to.
     
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    Just imagine Dana, Lorenzo & Putin sitting next to.
     
  20. Amf018200

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    Ready for Andrei Koreshkov to finish walking through Bellator so he can hopefully come over to Zuffa like Lombard and [hopefully] Alvarez.
     

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