||11-21-2008 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by Aaronyman
that's fedor choice, but we all gotta make sacrifices for a job...fighting in the ufc apparently met that little to fedor that he wasn't even willing to give up his hobby
perhaps because he felt it was an unreasonable request? i work in IT and if my boss told me I couldn't do other computer-related stuff outside of work I would probably tell him to go stuff it, because next to MMA, computers are my primary hobby.
And when fedor says hobby, remember that's a translation and we don't know what connotations are being lost in the interpretation.
but we do know for a fact that he is a national sambo hero in a country where sambo is practically the national sport. so while he may not make a lot of money on it, it clearly is very important and a big part of who he is- regardless of whether its his career or hobby.
i personally think its retarded that dana wouldn't let him compete anyway, he had no problem with letting guys like tito and hughes compete in ADCC for example. Perhaps its just striking sports he is concerned about. or perhaps its a new-ish introduction to UFC contract stipulations.