He may be partially right. Something a lot of people don't talk about is that Fedor really doesn't need to prove himself by fighting guys way bigger than him, and he doesn't call himself the best in the world, ever... Fedor has nobody to answer to. Everybody knows he's an excellent pound for pound fighter. I don't blame him for not wanting more freedom with UFC contracts, or for not wanting to sign at all, whatever it was that he was thinking in deciding not to sign. But I wish he would have! :(
Amend the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act to include MMA & Dana's ability to control who fighters fight will be over. Fighters should be free to fight who they wish with what promotions they wish. Promotions taking away fighters rights to fight who they wish should be illegal. Dana is whats in the way of Cain, Brock. Shane, GDS fighting Fedor, Coker would set up the fights in a heartbeat.
god, I hear that all the time, but your wrong, Fedor will always have to answer to one man, and thats himself, can he honestly say to himself, that he would rather fight werdum than junior dos santos, or cain. If you ask every great fighter who they want to fight, what do they say "I want to fight the best in the world" its not that what fedor has to prove to other people, its what he should want to prove to himself. where is his hunger, randy couture left the UFC for a year to fight fedor, even though he was getting paid great by the UFC, thats hunger, thats what a warrior should be. Dana is just stating a fact, Fedor doesn't want to fight the best in the world.
Dana only offers exclusive contracts that give him 100% control over who fighters fight. If this was boxing Dana would be breaking the law promoting & managing fighters. Fedor isn't money hungry enough to sign away his rights & Dana spins that as Fedor not wanting to fight uFC fighters.
Legitimate point, but you know Fedor could negotiate a good contract, its only the new fighters that really get screwed.
Bottom Line is MR.White can sign Fedor if he wants to. But he does'nt. M-1 Global gets more publicity
for not being part of UFC at this point! UFC does not own MMA it just owns Fighters. Just ask
Couture himself. Sign Fedor to whatever he wants and make the Fight already MR.White. He's such
big shizit on his stupid Video Blog but he can't Sign The Best Fighter in the World? 'Cmon the Fans are
the ones who suffer. Like I said before To beat the Man you become the Man, Fedor is the Man. Sign
the Man already. Who cares what it cost, it would be Bigger than any HeavyWeight fight UFC has now.
Dana is starting to resemble Don King!
No. Fedor has little to no chance of beating the top of the division in the UFC and he knows that. That's why he won't sign no matter how much he's offered. Think about it like this, he's called the best in the world right now, and he's comfortable beating up scrubs at Strikeforce. Why would he move to the UFC only to lose? If he lost he probably wouldn't be called the best anymore, and he also wouldn't have such a nice record going for him. That's why he won't go. He is comfortable being called the best where he is and he doesn't feel like he needs to prove or test himself, but he does, and until he does, he isn't the best in the world, he's just the best in Strikeforce.
So if Brock, Cain, Shane, JDS quit the UFC & joined strikeforce Fedor would duck them ?
Yet they don't ?? .. WTF should Fedor give up his liberty to fight who he likes to fight guys who don't even have the balls fight as free agents & risk their career with every fight ? How much would you bet against Fedor finding a way to defeat these guys ?
A lot. Fedor is the most over rated fighter on the planet as of now. Without a doubt. He has a good record and it looks good on paper, but he hasn't beaten anyone relevant Today.
You mean anyone who Dana promotes. Time will come when Fedor is free to sign a uFC contract & thus be able to face uFC HW's. We know the uFC HW's haven't got the balls to risk their career & face Fedor outside the uFC so Fedor is going to have to go to them. They said Tim would crush Fedor because he hadn't fought any top ten fighters for a while, same for AA. Its hype machine garbage its a real pity you cant see that. These guys who everyone said would put Fedor down are broken & ruined now.
I bet Dana must have offered Fedor a bag of crisps to sign to UFC and fight Brock Lesnar.
UFC is notorious to be stingy and treating theyr fighters badly
I heard Coker say that Fedor would fight Overeem, and the winner would fight Werdum??? So Fedor loses and would get rewarded with what is a title shot?? As much as people like him, that does not seem right..