Originally Posted by markdahl
If Henderson loses, Fedor's credibility as PRIDE champ will drop big time. The sad thing is that only the hardcore fans know Fedor, and hardcore fans are gonna buy ppvs whether Fedor is on them or not. The issue of whether Dana White will give Fedor what he wants has nothing to do with money. It has to do with what Dana said when Zuffa bought PRIDE. If he really wants to have the superbowl of MMA, he needs to make sure Fedor fights the UFC champ at some point in the near future. Dana's character is what's in question here.
I am suprised at some of you PRIDE snobs. Read an interview once in awhile and you will find out what the problem and the solution is.
This is FEDOR's manager blocking the move to the UFC. He wants the UFC to let him make the fights in RUSSIA, and Dana has told him there are NO PLANS to expand in RUSSIA. This has caused the problems between the UFC and FEDOR.
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Vladim is a shark that Dana White wants no part of. He probably feels he can wait out Fedor, and I agree. Remember when you were a kid, and one kid got mad and ran home, if he saw that all the other kids were still having a good time without him, he came back pretty quickly. Same dynamic here.
I could give a crap less if they sign Fedor. I have watched him fight most, if not all of his matches. I am impressed, but not blown away. I think Dan Henderson or Randy would find a way to kick his ass, so let him come.
Flame me if you must but PRIDE is still gone and is not comming back. I say good riddance to bad rubbish, it was corrupt, and needed to go. That is not MY opinion but FACT.