what are the mma fans thoughts on this?
as we know, fedor and his handlers have been in negotions with dana/zuffa/ufc for a fair bit now...
i dn't have any particulars but i am guessing they are offering fedor a 5 fight deal and probably around 750k per fight...fedor has NOT signed but it
is also NOT a money issue like a lot of people are claiming on the net and also, he is NOT afraid of the fighters in ufc.
fedor wanted to be able to compete in ANY mma competition in russia along with combat sambo....ufc signs exclusive contracts that do not let their
fighters fight in any other mma orgs....fedor wants to be able to but only in russia..
fedors handlers have since given up on that but they still want fedor to be able to compete in combat sambo in russia....ufc don't want to sign him
with that in the deal...
i don't understand why ufc is being like this....well, i do...it's cause fedor is the man and they don't want to risk ANYTHING happening to him
outside that octagon. here is the thing though.
first, fedor is like the face of combat sambo in russia. it's a HUGE deal over there. sambo is his first love..that is where he got his start and he
still wants to compete....
now, there are grapplers that are under contract with the ufc and still go to compete in abu dahbi(ADCC) so whats with that?
they can compete in other grappling events but fedor can not compete in sambo in his home country??
i don't get it.
now, fedor is also in negotions with bodog....
personally, i want to see him sign with the ufc, obviously....he has already beaten several of their fighters and honestly, i only see one or two that
might be able to shake him up..i want him to fight for ufc cause it is t most accesible org so it makes sense that i would be able to see him fight
more vs is he was with another org.
people are already talking junk saying that he is afraid to fight in the cage and is afraid to come to ufc cause cro cop got a beat down...the whole
pride vs ufc thing...it's the whole bandwagon jumping thing...
let me remind people that anderson silva came from pride and took the belt.
rampage came from pride and took the belt.
matt serra came from his own camp to TUF and then TOOK THE BELT....
i don't see fedor being scared of them...
so, what do you guys want to see happen with fedor?
in the end, i think he will sign....he turns 30 this month so he can 'afford' to hold out on signing.....i say he should play hardball for a
bit.......stick to his guns...in the end, the ufc is gonna have to cancel negotions or cave in...
thing is, they can not say they have teh best fighter(s) in the world if he does not sign....that much is clear....
he is 26-1-0
it's a crappy blemish on his record....it came via cut in 17 seconds in the first round against TK.....also, TK hit him with an elbow which was an
illegal blow...it was declared a loss cause it was a tourney these days(and there is even an appendage) it is a N/C.....
basically, he is 27-0
50% of his wins are by submission
23% by TKO
19 of those wins come in the way of the first round.
takada, arona, schilt, herring, nog*3, fujita, goodridge, coleman, ogawa, randleman, cro cop, hunt, and lindland are a few of his victims....
He has been the reigning heavyweight champion in PRIDE since March 16, 2003.
Emeliananeko has been considered the best heavyweight fighter in the world for the last four years by many major publications, including ESPN, the
Orange County Register, The Fight Network, the Houston Chronicle, and The Wrestling Observer...
he has won numerous tournaments and accolades in multiple sports, most notably the PRIDE 2004 Grand Prix, and the World Combat Sambo Championship on
In 1997, Emelianenko received the official certification of a "Master of Sports" in Sambo and Judo and became part of the Russian national team
Fedor earned a bronze medal in the 1998 Russian Judo Championship
Fedor used to weight train extensively, but in 1999 he almost completely substituted his weight exercises with sport-specific training in grappling,
boxing and kickboxing. His strength training consists of daily pull-ups, push ups on parallel bars, and crunches. Emelianenko also runs 12-15
kilometers (7.5 - 9.3 mi) every day