im going to say one more thing
The point is, G, that Dana talks about M-1 like they are pointless. The reality is, in Russia and its other regions then get huge viewing numbers = not pointless.
The world is changing and we may well find ourselves falling behind in consumer power to countries in the east soon enough. Meaning more and more sponsors being attracted to M-1.
If the UFC had signed Fedor the viewing numbers would have been far in excess of anything before. Mainly due to visibility in M-1s regions. Way I see it, why shouldn't they have demands? Should they let the UFC come in and get a foothold in markets M-1 have been working on for years? Just like that?
I don't see why so many of you take Danas word on this shit. He didn't get his own way and is pissed about it. Par the course for Dana, surely?
as a business man and as a guardian of the ufc, dana has every right to say no to m1.
HOWEVER. by constantly reiterating the lie that they are ILLEGITIMATE and FEDOR IS BAD, they are playing you all for fools.
yes dana, if you feel a deal is not in your interests, take your horse and cart and piss off.
however, dont insult peoples intelligence by pretending A that fedor sucks or B that M1 is not a legitimite company.
you do not not believe these things yourself
you telegraph constantly in your words and expressions that you do not believe these things yourself.
what island dana? i have google earth...which island. dotn pretend you dont know the name of your island in your embedded lie to make m1 look like bond villains.
"read my lips no new taxes."
"there are weapons of mass destruction."
and fair enough you are being a good company man by attacking perceived threats and competition, but if you were a smarter man then fedor would have fought in ufc and you would be able to put on a decent show in germany.
my personal opinion in watching this and other videos over and over is that dana sees m1 as a threat and his failure to sign fedor as the biggest **** up in the history of his career. the one thing everyone wanted and he couldnt deliver. he probably went in guns blazing and screwed up the deal. i think he honestly feels personally responsible. thats why his lies are so flagrant and obvious. and i almost actually feel bad for him. in his role signing fedor would have been delivering the one thing everyone wanted, and i really feel he takes it hard that he failed.
the alternative to danas lies are admitting that he sees m1 as a threat or legit company, and that he knows damn well fedor is the GOAT and a very good top ten fighter who on his night could beat anyone.
of course he isnt going to say that, but he would do better just to say that fedors an all time great and unfortunately he couldnt reach a deal with m1. and wish them well for the future. that way he doesnt look like an arsehat every single time the name comes up.