if m1 is so big and popular why can they only put on real international quality shows by co-promoting?? Maybe because they arent nearly as big and as popular as ppl are saying.... i've watched the lame m1 world challenge stuff on HDnet... poor production to poor commentating to mostly poor fighters.... = a crappy event (altho there's a couple fighters there i enjoy like Karl "Psycho" Amoussou).
They simply cant put on big shows that will get millions of viewers or hundreds of thousands of PPV buyers.... they just arent that profitable which is why they try to leech of companies that are.
As for this fighting for free.... Brock seems like the kinda guy that would fight for free if you insult him at a bar in backwoods Minnesota.
Fedor seems like the kind of guy who would fight for free if it was organized and properly reffed.
Ppl believing M1 need to give their heads a shake tho.... they wont let Fedor fight for any company unless you give them half, but they are gonna let the biggest fight ever go for free?? How unlikely is that?? They need the $$.... UFC doesnt... what does the UFC really have to lose?? Do you really think the UFC goes broke if Brock lost a fight to Fedor??
M1 is the only company with something to lose.
Chuck went to Japan and lost and the average MMA fan doesnt know/care. It didnt change his popularity then or now and nobody cares or mentions it now. If Brock lost, im sure some fans would be shocked from the USA, but they would get over it and the demand for Fedor would increase 10x and the pressure would once again be on The Last Emperors management to get a deal done.....
everybody who acts like Fedor is in the right needs to ask themselves this.... why is he the only fighter that deserves so many special concessions?? Where do you draw the line?? What will guys who already are a bigger draw $ wise then Fedor want in the future?? What happens when/if Fedor loses?? Is he still worth unprecended $ and 50% promotion?? Will somebody else step up and ask for the same deal (Anderson, GSP or Brock for example)??
This free fight wont happen, Dana should call them out tho, he has NOTHING to lose, UFC is becoming engrained in American popular culture (it already is here in Canada, it's a BIG deal) and one Brock loss isnt going to change that.
I know for some of the Fedor fans it's bigger then Fedor vs Brock.... it's Fedor vs the UFC, Fedor vs America.... you want Russia to finally win?? haha, sorry, you lose again ;P you want somehow magically for Fedor to beat Brock and it to somehow bring down the UFC.... again....
-M1 tells a nice story
- Dana says "Cool Story, Bro"