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Old 06-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Great timing, get a win and know when to hang em up. Fedor is a legend.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It's not only a win. The way he fought and won, he leaves with a glimpse of his old form, making you want to see more of it. After the Werdum fight this is probably the best way to say good bye.
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Even though he mentions he won't consider "fancy offers." What if M-1 knowing how greedy they are, work out some kind of an arrangement down the line with UFC. If Cain loses that puts the HW division in a tailspin cuz that leaves Alistair who's dealing with his own issues at the moment as the only contender.

So I thought of an interesting ploy on the Russians part. Maybe this is their play...their only chess move if you will. After all they are Russians.

Theoretically speaking say JDS beats Cain, Overeem, Travis, and whoever within a span of a year. Fedor could enter the picture and who would complain. I mean one million + PPVs is nothing for the UFC, but a lot for a fighter who will most likely never again see that kind of money. He's still young at 35 years old with a young family.

Sure I know it's a long shot, but you never know in this biz.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I mean one million + PPVs is nothing for the UFC, but a lot for a fighter who will most likely never again see that kind of money. He's still young at 35 years old with a young family.
Money may be Finkelstein's/M-1's primary objective, but I don't have the impression that it's also Emelianenko's. He's made enough money to make a decent living in his small Russian town for the rest of his life. You don't see him driving expensive cars, showing expensive jewelry, a big mansion with lots of expensive high tech. He just doesn't seem to be that kind of guy. For some people, money is not all
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Even though he mentions he won't consider "fancy offers." What if M-1 knowing how greedy they are, work out some kind of an arrangement down the line with UFC. If Cain loses that puts the HW division in a tailspin cuz that leaves Alistair who's dealing with his own issues at the moment as the only contender.

So I thought of an interesting ploy on the Russians part. Maybe this is their play...their only chess move if you will. After all they are Russians.

Theoretically speaking say JDS beats Cain, Overeem, Travis, and whoever within a span of a year. Fedor could enter the picture and who would complain. I mean one million + PPVs is nothing for the UFC, but a lot for a fighter who will most likely never again see that kind of money. He's still young at 35 years old with a young family.

Sure I know it's a long shot, but you never know in this biz.
yeah he will be back for a big money fight at some point surely
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Really hoped to see him in the UFC even now that he is past his prime.

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What a record. I don't think many people will ever accomplish as much as he did inside and outside of MMA. Glad he went out on a high note.
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Anyone Russian here? If so can you explain why Putin has been to many Fedor's fight and seems to be close with M1?
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Anyone Russian here? If so can you explain why Putin has been to many Fedor's fight and seems to be close with M1?
He's very good friends with Fedor. What he said, I have no idea. Probably along the lines of "being a true champion and ambassador of Russia someone I'm proud to call a fellow comrade. Also I've now appointed him as my sports minister."

Pretty neat to have your friend as the President of a nation.

*NOTE* Putin does Judo so he loves fighting.
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