The Moussasi contract isnt ideal but I can understand why Strikeforce and M1 wanted it this way. Having Fedor and Gegard on one night ensures that the viewers and those who paid for their tickets are getting the best show and are seeing a packed card with top talents. Again its quality not quantity.
The Mousasi contract is complete bullshit, his problem is that he is signed by M-1 meaning for him to compete Strikeforce has to co-promote the event with M-1, this makes no sense for somebody like Mousasi so Strikeforce is most likely only gonna use him on cards when Fedor fights since they already have to co-promote for Fedor.
I do however have a huge issue with the UFC contract which is VERY much one sided and locks a fighter in with ONE PROMOTIONAL COMPANY. As a fighter you want to fight the best from around the world. There are many quality fighters not with the UFC.
And since the UFC spends so much money marketing there fighters it makes 0 sense for them to allow them to put that investment at risk fighting elsewhere.
Well Fedor seems to be an honest guy who has a good working relationship with Vadim. From what ive seen, it seems to be Dana White who lies, he has back tracked, gotten cought out and fallen flat on his face so many times.
Pretty easy to pick on what Dana says considering he gets a thousand times as much time speaking to the media.
That is indeed one of the problems faced by Fedor that ultimately halted the contract from being signed. In a normal sport the best should be competing for a medal, trophy, belt, I have never heard of a championship clause from any other sport. The problem is that the UFC is run more like the WWE and not as a proper sport.
There is no comparing the championship clause to any other sport because the teams will always still be there, the WWE wouldn't need a championship clause the comparison is only brought up to try and insult the concept because the WWE could just have there champions drop the belt, not an option in a legitimate sport.
Oh hi there Dana. Fifty cents? wow does this mean that without Fedor I could buy out M1 with my pocket change? Hahahahaahahh your too funny Dana.
Talking about swindled, this is how Dan Henderson felt after being lied to by Dana. The UFC are a bunch of crooks with gambling and the mafia being the back bone of their organisation.
What is M-1 worth without all the co-promoting they use Fedor to demand, practically nothing, the company has zero noteriety and is basically worthless. M-1 is Fedor and a bunch of guys clinging to his coat tails, nothing more.
Dan never got swindled by the UFC, he wanted a shit pile of money the UFC didn't think he was worth it, there was nothing back handed about it, Dana said it numerous times when Dan was a free agent, he wanted more money than he was worth and he couldn't draw enough PPV buys to make the investment an intelligent business decision.
Wow Toxic, you're impossible to argue with that huge bias hanging out around you. C'mon, M1 is a huge international promotion - everytime I hear "fedor is the only person M1 has" I just roll my eyes and disengage from the argument.
Huge international promotion, have you watched an M-1 card? Hell Breakthrough which was supposed to be there elite show was crap with a bunch of guys who I wouldn't pay to watch at the local show and a main event of the most overhyped beginer in MMA King Mo vs the never was that great to begin with past his prime Mark Kerr, there are over a dozen organizations in MMA who are miles ahead of your "international promotion".