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Old 11-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Here's a quick rhetorical question cc that will answer your question.

What IF Fedor did sign with the UFC, fought Lesnar and LOST? M-1's golden goose would have quickly turned to lead.

The last thing a faux mma org like M-1 cares about is to have Fedor fight the best. It's money all the time every time. By asking for outlandish terms while negotiating with Dana and the Zuffa boys, M-1 would benefit by having the term excepted or regected.

It would be great for them if Dana and company were stupid enough to go except it and if Dana refused, they can say that Dana wasn't being fair ect. ( which it turns out, is what they have done).

Now after having the UFC refuse, they can have Fedor fight UFC throwaways and cans until he retires. All under fairly lucrative contracts for a good time down the road.

Another thing, I love how they always say Fedor has a financial stake in M-1. Yea ok, as most Russians know it's more like, you're fighting for us now. Do as we say or suffer the consequences.
Sorry I didnt address this sooner bro I missed it....

Well if he came and lost to Brock he wouldnt be lead, he would be Fedor who lost to Brock and rematch talk would be brewing for sure.

I dont believe M-1's terms were too unreasonable, they simply want to be able to co-promote their fighter and allow him to compete in the things he loves like Sambo....if i were a 12 time champ in Sambo and the UFC told me I couldnt defend that crown it would factor into my decision.....

I disagree that you feel he wont fight the best, he has invited Brock to Russia to fight and offerred to dso it for free, this was before Brock was sick....that doesnt sound like an organization that doesnt want to fight the supposed best, which BTW Brock isnt he is 4-1 with a loss to MIR....Fedor is 33-0 and beaten everyone they have put infront of him....

Well he legitimately owns 20% of M-1 Global, thats just a fact.....
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Here's a quick rhetorical question cc that will answer your question.

What IF Fedor did sign with the UFC, fought Lesnar and LOST? M-1's golden goose would have quickly turned to lead.

The last thing a faux mma org like M-1 cares about is to have Fedor fight the best. It's money all the time every time. By asking for outlandish terms while negotiating with Dana and the Zuffa boys, M-1 would benefit by having the term excepted or regected.
How about the UFC Champions go to Fedor and he beats them? Oh thats right Fedor has already accomplished this feat many times. Yet Fedor still doesnt have the respect of UFC fans. There will always be newer competition and new UFC champions, right now its Brock. Is Brock worthy? In my opinion NO afterall he hasnt really fought anyone worth fighting and he has a lousy fight record.

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It would be great for them if Dana and company were stupid enough to go except it and if Dana refused, they can say that Dana wasn't being fair ect. ( which it turns out, is what they have done).

Now after having the UFC refuse, they can have Fedor fight UFC throwaways and cans until he retires. All under fairly lucrative contracts for a good time down the road.

Another thing, I love how they always say Fedor has a financial stake in M-1. Yea ok, as most Russians know it's more like, you're fighting for us now. Do as we say or suffer the consequences.
If Fedor fought for the UFC, most of his Russians/Asians and international fans wouldnt be able to see his fights. Co promotion simply mean that the UFC gives M1 the chance to broadcast HIS fights to those that want to see it. The UFC doesnt have to promote, spend money or take any risks promoting and or convincing TV stations in the international market.

Of course M1 takes the profit from these international markets, why shouldnt they? Afterall M1 would be doing the leg work and spending its own money and taking the risks.

The UFC still gets to keep of of its local (American) PPV and any already agreed boradcast deals.
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Business is done a little differently in Russia. It certainly isn't out of the question the 'mafia' has a financial interest in M-1.

They aren't the problem. The mafia would be more than happy to just take a % of Fedor's PPV revenue in the UFC.

By many accounts it is Fedor himself who is so adamant about co-promotion.

M-1 is Fedor's baby; he's a significant shareholder. Fedor wants M-1 to make him money after he retires from fighting. Fair enough. Can't begrudge a guy his retirement plan.

However if you are looking for someone to blame it's Fedor. He's a grown man responsible for his own actions and the deals he signs or declines.
That's where IMO, you're all wrong. If M1 really does have ties to the mafia, which would not be surprising in the least, it's definitely not any of the legit money that Fedor brings that they're interested in. It's the betting. That's where the real money comes from. That is also how the Fertittas made their fortune. The Fertittas, whose empire was built by family members in the beginning of the 20th century from gambling and was aided by the Italian mafia, at the time. I read that in a book BTW, I'm not making it up, nor am I implying that they still are involved with the mafia. Also, many organizations similar to M1 are used for money laundering.

I strongly disagree with your statement of "M1 is Fedor's baby". M1 is Vadim Finkelstein's baby and follows his interests first and foremost. If M1 was Fedor's baby and he had the power to choose his contracts, he'd have fought all the opponents he wanted to fight, i.e Randy. If Fedor only wanted to make the most money possible and had power to choose his contracts, he'd 1. sign 1 fight contracts and 2. sign with the UFC, who were offering the most money. One of my theories is that Finkelstein created M1 with Fedor and promised him that they'd give him all the fights he wanted and at the same time, gave his fighters contracts and stayed true to their country. That didn't turn out too well for Fedor and I believe that once his contract with M1 is done, he will leave, because he is unhappy with the way things have been dealt with. Will he sign his life away to the UFC? I don't think so, but I do believe that he will negotiate a few superfights with them.

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Dana accuses the owners of M1 as the "Russian Maffia", looking at the previous history of the Fertitta's borthers (UFC owner) v Vadim Finkelstein (M-1 Global owner) shows which one is more mafia/gangster oriented. Maybe Dana should look closer home for the mafias lurking under his bed.

Fertitta brothers - Las Vegas gambling and casino background; Standover tacticks - UFC only and refuses to co promote with anyone.


Vadim Finkelstein - First job as a butcher for his uncle/father, traded in fruit and vegetables, created the Red Devil Energy Drink; Will co-promote with other companies.
You neglected to take into consideration the cultural differences between the Fertittas and Finkelstein. Russians and Eastern Europeans in general are not as open with their underground dealings, mostly because of their oppressive communist history. The Russian mafia isn't as flashy as its Italian counterpart, for example. Also, the fact that Finkelstein started so small and made it so big raises questions, because in countries like Russia, you can't ever get big or upgrade your social status doing that type of work, unless you get "help" from stronger acquaintances.

His idea of co-promotion is completely in conflict with the UFC's marketing tactics.

A good movie to watch about this topic is Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing, with Michael Jai White. It's somewhat cheesy, but I liked it.
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John Gotti: Yeah so you humble me. What you got now? You got a war. You got a global war. You got the Ch***s, you got the Dominicans, the Asians, the Russians, the Columbians, Jamaicans. What they doin? They desecrate the nation. You got your variable f***in' snowstorms of cocaine, smack -- whatever the hell else they shove in their veins. You got a worldwide crime syndicate now. There's no rules. There's no parameters. There's no feelings. There's no feelings for this country.
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Damn right John!!

CC i cant believe you bought into that "fedor will fight brock for free" stuff... wow... guess you thnk Rampage and Rashad are fighting for free soon too. They only said that because it would never happen.

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John Gotti: Yeah so you humble me. What you got now? You got a war. You got a global war. You got the Ch***s, you got the Dominicans, the Asians, the Russians, the Columbians, Jamaicans. What they doin? They desecrate the nation. You got your variable f***in' snowstorms of cocaine, smack -- whatever the hell else they shove in their veins. You got a worldwide crime syndicate now. There's no rules. There's no parameters. There's no feelings. There's no feelings for this country.
Frank Locascio: Anarchy.
John Gotti: You got anarchy. So... 5-10 years from now, they're gonna wish there was an American Cosa Nostra. 5-10 years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.


Damn right John!!

CC i cant believe you bought into that "fedor will fight brock for free" stuff... wow... guess you thnk Rampage and Rashad are fighting for free soon too. They only said that because it would never happen.

You need to clean up your terminology and respect other people on the forums nationality. As far as you are concerned Alizio I went to bat for you and got you green, you are doing a horrible job of representing the better poster i said you would become and making me wear egg on my face....

Furthermore you were just donated 200k for winning 2 out of 5 questions correctly....put them to use and RESPECT that someone is trying to help your transition to the forum and posts like these dont help...

As far as Fedor calling Brock over there, why not.....fedor comes here all the time hell he went to Chicago to fight Rogers who grew up there......fedor to my knowledge hasnt really had an event in his home town....in other words the #1 fighter travels to accomidate the people who call him out and say he ducks them....

Pick up the posts Alizio.....c'mon Bro.....any questions PM me brother.....
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That's where IMO, you're all wrong. If M1 really does have ties to the mafia, which would not be surprising in the least, it's definitely not any of the legit money that Fedor brings that they're interested in. It's the betting. That's where the real money comes from. That is also how the Fertittas made their fortune. The Fertittas, whose empire was built by family members in the beginning of the 20th century from gambling and was aided by the Italian mafia, at the time. I read that in a book BTW, I'm not making it up, nor am I implying that they still are involved with the mafia. Also, many organizations similar to M1 are used for money laundering.
Vadim has other businesses in Russia and in Holland.

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M-1 USA Vice President Jerry Millen said: Vadim doesn't need the money. Vadim has other businesses in Russia, he's not in this to be a billionaire. Vadim's motivation is not money. It's about respect.
Vadims background and how he came to MMA doesn’t seem to have any mafia connections. He seems to be a hardworking immigrant who saw an opportunity and went for it. This is how Vadim came to the MMA business, it had nothing to do with gambling but as a sponsor and with the clear intention of developing the new sport.

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In 1995, by order of Vadim Finkelstein Dutch experts was developed energy drink Red Devil. The emergence of market power does not remain without attention to the organizers of the European fighting without rules, applied to a new manufacturer to become a sponsor of one of the championships. Assessing the prospects of fighting without rules in Russia, Vadim Finkelstein began their propaganda and in 1997 created the first team of Red Devil. As a promoter, he began to methodically sift Russian youth sports, looking talent that could adequately address the world tournament and take the interest of the creator of the team won for them.

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If M1 was Fedor's baby and he had the power to choose his contracts, he'd have fought all the opponents he wanted to fight, i.e Randy. If Fedor only wanted to make the most money possible and had power to choose his contracts, he'd 1. sign 1 fight contracts and 2. sign with the UFC, who were offering the most money.
Fedor can fight other fighters however it’s up to the other organisations to allow its fighters to fight with Fedor. M1 has a rich history of co-promoting with other large/small organisations. The UFC has been the sole exception.

The thing is that Fedor isn’t like all the other money hungry fighters out there. To this day he remains humble and lives a humble life in the same town he grew up in. Fedor doesn’t live in a mansion and doesn’t drive around in fancy cars. He is a passionate Russian who wants to share his victories with his countryman and without co-promotion his fans would not be able to watch his shows since the UFC doesn’t have a deal with Russia’s main TV station. UFC doesn’t even have a presence in Russia.

The UFC NEVER HAD THE BEST OFFER the 5 million brandied about was a lie and both Vadim and Fedor has publicly acknowledged that the offer was nowhere near that, it wasn’t even anywhere half that amount. Its also been made public that Strikeforce was able to match the UFC offer in addition to their willingness to copromote. Finally as 20% owner of M1-Global its Fedors best interests to stay in the organisation and ensure that it remains healthy. This is where money is and not with the fight purse.


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One of my theories is that Finkelstein created M1 with Fedor and promised him that they'd give him all the fights he wanted and at the same time, gave his fighters contracts and stayed true to their country. That didn't turn out too well for Fedor and I believe that once his contract with M1 is done, he will leave, because he is unhappy with the way things have been dealt with. Will he sign his life away to the UFC? I don't think so, but I do believe that he will negotiate a few superfights with them.

Fedor approached Vadim after having a falling out with his previous manager who Fedor believed didn’t have his best interests. Please explain how staying with M1 not turn out well for Fedor? He can still compete in Sambo, owns a large chunk of the company, have his fights broadcast on prime time in Russias main TV station, has become a personal friend of Russia’s President and Prime Minister, and can compete against the best around the world from other organisations.

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You neglected to take into consideration the cultural differences between the Fertittas and Finkelstein. Russians and Eastern Europeans in general are not as open with their underground dealings, mostly because of their oppressive communist history. The Russian mafia isn't as flashy as its Italian counterpart, for example. Also, the fact that Finkelstein started so small and made it so big raises questions, because in countries like Russia, you can't ever get big or upgrade your social status doing that type of work, unless you get "help" from stronger acquaintances.
Most underground dealing are just that, underground. Again Vadims businesses followed a very logical flow from a butcher shop then to the fruit and veggy, then to restaurants, then to a butchery, then exports etc. Most of his business dealings were in Holland. Vadim is also “known as one of the most creative entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg”. If you want to see Russian mafias and strong arm tactics look at the black market, arms trade and oils.

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His idea of co-promotion is completely in conflict with the UFC's marketing tactics.
The UFC doesn’t want to share the MMA market and wants a monopolise it. They have bought other organisations and have broken it apart in the past. This practice is very bad for the sport. Simply said the UFC doesn’t co-promote. M1-Global however will work with other organisations and are willing to co promote. They will also work with the Japanese, the Americans and the Europeans.
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Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko joined Strikeforce founder and CEO, Scott Coker on a conference call today, along with President of M-1 Global, Vadim Finkelchtein, to discuss Fedor’s recent multi-fight deal to headline mega-events with Strikeforce and M-1 Global. After endless rumours around the bidding war over Fedor, the heavyweight fighter addressed the reasons why he took this deal over the rest.

“The advantage in signing the deal with Strikeforce is really great,” Fedor stated. “The UFC did not give us any chance to develop. The UFC wants me to be the fighter of the UFC. They do not offer us anything else. Dana White stated that M-1 rejected a huge amount of money and decided to fight for cheap money. That’s not the truth. Nothing special was offered to M-1. And when we made a deal with Strikeforce and when we united with Strikeforce, we got the opportunity to broadcast all fights on the first channel in Russia, in the leading channel in Korea and in Japan, and in many other countries. But UFC won’t give us these opportunities. If Strikeforce was able to offer a better deal than the UFC, why should we go to the UFC? I’m happy we have found a great partner. I’m very happy to fight again. I don’t know the name of the opponent yet. I know for sure that the fight will take place in fall. I will be happy to meet any opponent, which will be offered by the organizers.”

Scott chimed in. “We’re not just signing with Fedor, but we’re signing with M-1. In conjunction with Strikeforce, we’re going to put on some sizeable match-ups together. Fedor is the greatest heavyweight fighter in the history of MMA. Everyone was after him, and for us to land him and fight on Showtime – we feel like we won the lottery.”

In response to allegations that Dana White called Strikeforce “Strikfarce,” and that no one watched Strikeforce, that they had no money and no one to fight Fedor, Scott laughed. “My response to that is of course he’s going to say that. He’s a promoter. We’ve been in business a long time, and I think we know how to operate a business with Ken and Showtime. I feel confident we are going to have some great big shows. Under the current circumstances, is anyone surprised? I don’t think so.”

After the Affliction show was cancelled, Vadim explained the negotiation process: “When we came to America, we already had a plan to have a meeting with Lorenzo and Dana. Their management was not telling anything further about the offers of the UFC. That’s why we wanted them to meet each other and we wanted also to listen to the offer.”

Ken Hirschman discussed Showtime’s plans to promote Fedor: “We’re actually beginning our planning now. We’re going to be starting with some teases we can market on Showtime and across the Internet to introduce Fedor. He’s a sold commodity among the hardcore fans. Everyone recognizes him as the best fighter in the world. We have to reach beyond that to the general fans. This is the most exciting fighter out there. Even if you’re not a hardcore MMA fan, you’re going to get some excitement watching him fight in the cage.”

In response to rumours that Dana White said Fedor didn’t want to fight the best fighters in the world and he didn’t care about the fans, Fedor remained calm. “I don’t think that I don’t need really good fighters because the last two fights I think had really great opponents.”

“With Fedor, we have a great opportunity,” Scott added. “He’s the hottest free agent on the market. We’ll probably enter the Pay-Per-View business, but it’s 6-9 months away. In the meantime, we’ll sit down with Ken and talk about how we get there. The first fight will be on Showtime, and people will get to watch it for free. We’ve always been committed to obtaining the best fighters. We’re continuing that vision. Fedor is a great opportunity, and how often does that come along? I talked to my partners who are solid guys, and we made a business decision and it was important for Showtime, and we said let’s make this partnership, and let’s go for it! If I thought this was going to be a situation where we’re going to lose money or go out of business, we wouldn’t have done it. We’ve created a formula. It’s really quite complicated, and I can’t get into it. But I think it’s a win-win for all parties involved.

“Here’s the thing with those other companies,” he continued, when discussing why they failed. “It wasn’t their core business. IFL was originally about comic books. Affliction was a t-shirt company. The core business wasn’t the mixed martial arts business. We’ve been around a long time. This is our 25th year in business. We’re going to be around for a long time. It’s our core business. If people stick to their core competency, they’ll be around.”

Fedor put to rest the rumors that he doesn’t have control over his contracts or money. “I would like to say that I have full control of all the contracts and my career as well. I get all financial reports. All important issues are being discussed with me. Everything I don’t like, Vadim tries to send for. I need to tell you I have complete control of what’s going on.”

And why he chose a smaller organization? “If the small organizations offer much better conditions than the big organizations, then I will work with small organizations,” he said. “From my viewpoint, the UFC does not have the proper attitude towards fighters. They do not consider fighters normal people – human beings. I think the attitude for UFC fighters is not the correct one. The offer seems to be one kind and on the Internet, they published different numbers. The offer we got from them was neither of those. I don’t pay attention to different discussions. There are a lot of people who take the side of the UFC. A lot of people take side of M-1 as well. I think that if the numbers which are published on the Internet were real numbers, we would have signed the contract with the UFC.”

“I don’t think that M-1 activities are reflected in the media or Internet in an accurate way,” Vadim added. “We are a very young organization and we do not have the huge PR machine like the UFC. We have been abused in the media and the press and a lot of journalists do not take our side. Fedor has never belonged to the UFC. And not being in the UFC, he managed to achieve the image he has in fighting for many other organizations. We understand perfectly well what would happen if he had signed the contract with the UFC. Fedor’s name outside of the US is much bigger than the name of the UFC. If Fedor comes to the UFC, he’ll make the UFC famous outside of the US. And all accusations are false ones. Dana White states right now that we wanted to come and take his business in the Russian way, but that’s not true. We offered the co-production and co-promotion.”

In conclusion, Fedor addressed the disappointment expressed by fans with the cancellation of the Brock Lesnar fight. “I really feel very sorry for that fight which could not happen. I feel very sorry for my fans, but I think that I also deserve some respect. That my personal interests are taken into consideration.”

“Just give us some time,” Vadim said. “Brock Lesnar – nobody knew him a year ago. Will you kindly give us some time? We will be able to show everybody what we will achieve together.”

“We’re happy to have the M-1 partnership and Fedor on board with Showtime,” Scott concluded. “And stay tuned for future news. This will be the first time Fedor gets in the cage in his career, and there are a lot of fans out there. When it comes to fight time, they’re all going to tune in.”

Stay tuned for future news about Fedor Emelianenko’s heavyweight fall debut on Showtime.
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