|06-26-2010, 09:36 AM||#1|
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Why Fedor didnt sign with the UFC
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Fedor Emelianenko at center of a mixed martial arts Cold War
June 25, 2010|By Lance Pugmire
The fighter (Fedor) says what previously turned him off from a possible UFC deal is that "money does not decide everything in this life."
The subjects that turned Emelianenko away from UFC, he said, were driven by the company's desire to maximize its profits instead of making the deal a priority. Clearly, UFC wasn't going to let M-1 join as a co-promoter on Emelianenko fight banners, as the Russians requested.
But Emelianenko said he was left frustrated by the UFC's unbending policy to force an automatic contract renewal for fighters who win or retain a championship belt. "The UFC said to me, 'Sooner or later, you'll come crawling back to us.' There's no understanding in that, being told, 'You'll come back anyway and accept our conditions.' I don't like hearing that."
Emelianenko's answer is that he's earned more respect with his staying power while UFC heavyweight champions have shrunk in defeat. "During my career, there's always been people they've wanted to see me against: Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, Randy Couture, Frank Mir, and now Brock Lesnar," Emelianenko said. "The UFC champions, they change."
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|06-26-2010, 05:53 PM||#3|
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Dana disrespected him too much and lied to the media about what he offered Fedor to make Fedor look like the *****
|06-26-2010, 06:32 PM||#4|
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His soul isn't for sale. The Fertittas will be in federal prison soon enough. Dana White will be left sucking dicks for 15$ on Fremont.
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