Originally Posted by randyspankstito
The guy is 32 years old, he's got like 7 years of world class fighting in him. He's not an idiot, he wants some cash to take care of him the rest fo his life. What's he gonna do when he retires? Go back to croatia and be a cop again? Money played a huge part in his decision.
hes also a member of croatia's parliament...im sure that pays a little more than the gap...by all means im not saying that money didnt play a huge factor because obviously it did, but i personally think hes after the title...i think his pride career was very discouraging for him...he never won a title and was pessimistic about winning the OPGP until fedor withdrew...so im guessing he wanted to leave pride with at least one accomplishment...then get UFCs and go back to war with fedor...