Dana has always said he never actually met fedor or his handlers (that all negotiations were done over phone) so the part of flying to an island is just for effect..I wonder what led to millen being on the outs with m-1, any one have a scoop?
Not exactly sure. When they initially split Millen and the remaining people at M-1 said it was amicable. But it was right after a story leaked about how M-1 was losing investors, downsizing, panicking about Fedor's loss, etc. There was speculation that Millin was the source and was let go.
I don't know if that's true, but earlier this year, Millen tweeted that M-1 was deeply in debt and Fedor's partial ownership was just a sham to keep control of him. Then he put the master tapes to M-1's challenge series on eBay, supposedly to recoup money M-1 still owed him for their production.
So, the split doesn't seem to be as amicable as initially reported.
I'm not sure if it was on some mysterious island that Dana is always mentioning, but a sit down meeting did actually happen. Millen said he was on the phone while Dana and Fedor spoke about Dana talking shit on Fedor. I could be wrong and Fedor was on the phone too, but there was definitely some meeting.