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Old 08-04-2011, 05:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
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......LMAO ---> That's why Dana tried (almost) everything to sign an overrated fighter 2 years ago, right?!
That doesn't sound like a smart move...

LOL Dana...you're a funny man
Dana personally thought he was overrated, but Dana also knew that regardless of what he thought, Fedor would sell big.

As I've said in the other threads on this matter, it's a business issue, not a personal one. If you're a car dealer, you don't just sell the ones you like the look of.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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I thought the Hendo fight was the last fight on his contract, so technically Fedor is a free agent and SF is just not re-signing him. Or Fedor does not want to re-sign.
Fedor had one fight left on his SF/Showtime deal?
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:57 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Fedor had one fight left on his SF/Showtime deal?
Ahh, they should have at least let him have his last fight if he wanted it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Fedor was more so not re-signed, as oppose to cut. Cut is more indicative of being released from your contract prematurely, but Fedor's last fight wit Hendo was his last contracted fight under Coker's Strikeforce. Fedor was getting paid 1.2 million dollar win or lose in his Strikeforce contract, Dana's not going to offer him that same contract under Zuffa's Strikeforce.

The most likely outcome was Zuffa presented Fedor a mere $250,000.00 per fight contract and M1 laughed at the thought of their "million dollar" fighter performing for anything short of some kind of shenanigans amount.

I think Dana would rather have Fedor then not, but he's not going to get bent over a couch like Coker did and let M1 run a train.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:02 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Dana personally thought he was overrated, but Dana also knew that regardless of what he thought, Fedor would sell big.

As I've said in the other threads on this matter, it's a business issue, not a personal one. If you're a car dealer, you don't just sell the ones you like the look of.
Can't argue with that.

The fact he wanted Fedor beacuse the marketing potential WAS huge is no secret.

The fact that he didn't like M-1 and their methods is no secret also.

The fact that Fedor wasn't close to his heart is also a known fact.

But, he comes out now and tries to act like he was Nostradamus - the guy that knew everything, the guy that predicted the future. And that's not the case here.

The truth is: Dana would sign Fedor tomorrow IF he could. But he knows it's almost impossible.
Fedor would still sell huge in the UFC, even with 2 straight losses.
Put him against Brock Lesnar and you have 1,000,000 PPVs guaranteed.

But...like you've said. Dana has an image he needs to keep (protect) and he's acting towards that goal.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:03 PM   #36 (permalink)
 
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Fedor was more so not re-signed, as oppose to cut. Cut is more indicative of being released from your contract prematurely, but Fedor's last fight wit Hendo was his last contracted fight under Coker's Strikeforce. Fedor was getting paid 1.2 million dollar win or lose in his Strikeforce contract, Dana's not going to offer him that same contract under Zuffa's Strikeforce.

The most likely outcome was Zuffa presented Fedor a mere $250,000.00 per fight contract and M1 laughed at the thought of their "million dollar" fighter performing for anything short of some kind of shenanigans amount.
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... And for the record, Fedor had one fight left on his SF/Showtime deal. Hope that clears that up.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:16 PM   #37 (permalink)
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StrikeForce is done. DREAM would make ALOT of sense for Fedor, but FEG doesent have the cash.
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Looks like I've seen my last Fedor fight.
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Ever talk out of your ass and things happen to go your way? Then you wipe the sweat off of your head. Yeah, Dana just experienced that. So it's annoying to see him still show no respect for him.
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The fact he wanted Fedor beacuse the marketing potential WAS huge is no secret.
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The truth is: Dana would sign Fedor tomorrow IF he could. But he knows it's almost impossible.
Fedor would still sell huge in the UFC, even with 2 straight losses.
Put him against Brock Lesnar and you have 1,000,000 PPVs guaranteed.
I'm not really into the numbers, so I might be wrong, but I always had the impression that Emelianenko was rather unkown to the typical US MMA spectator and only known to the die hard MMA fans, as Pride folded at the time UFC really became big. So did he Emelianenko really have such a big marketing potential¿
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