Quote of the day -
"Strangers have the best sweeties" - Lewis Barrow
Personally id like to see fedor v overeem and junior, i think he would smash though werdum and submit rodgers just now. Would have been cool if he had went to the ufc but its probably never going to happen
WinstonChurchill, are you that welsh lad who tried out for the Lions Den a few years ago, or someone else?
Either way, no matter how long you have been involved in the sport that doesn't change the fact that Fedor is the consensus number 1 and the UFC should be going after him, not the other way round, if they want to continue to realistically claim that the UFC has all of the best fighters in the world.
Now, if they're not willing to sing a non-exclusive contract, and Fedor's not willing to sign an exclusive one, well that's just a shame. Especially for the fans. But it doesn't mean that Fedor does not want to fight the best, especially since the HW division in the UFC is still quite weak right now (besides Brock).
To say that Fedor should just accept the UFC's contract is just as ridiculous as saying that Brock should intentionally lose his belt in order to get out of his UFC contract so that he can fight Fedor in Strike Force.
Everything is not black and white in this thing, it rarely is in MMA.
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"Showed a lot of grit" - Ian Butlin
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I think the UFC have went after Fedor as much as they possibly can, obviously I am taking Dana's word for it. But if it really hinged on the co-promotion aspect, then anyone with a bit of business accumen can see that this will never be agreed to by the UFC.
I actually think it is pretty arrogant and cheeky of Fedor's handlers/promoters or whoever is in charge, to ask for such an agreement.