Originally Posted by Damone
Totally separate event. I believe Fedor got in some trouble with Pride for choosing Inoki over Shockwave 2003.
What was the situation with Franklin at the time? I've read that he simply left after his deal was done, and took the fight with more money. But the whole time he was billed as a ufc rep. Although they did the same with BJ Penn, he was labelled a champion.