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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    There you have it. You can't put this one on Dana. The UFC made a very good offer and I don't think the UFC needs Fedor one bit. I truly believe Dana White wanted to get him signed for the fans and for the love of the sport. Brock is the PPV King and it's foolish to bring a guy in to potentially knock him off, who can't sell PPV's.

    This was all about finding out who the best guy in the Heavyweight division is and for giving back to the fans what they've always wanted. Kudos Mr. Dana White, this one's on Fedor.

    you had up me reading until then OBC.
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    Pimach, what other reason would Dana White have to want Fedor in the UFC? It can't be his marketability. It can't be that he sells so many pay per views. It certainly isn't because he wants his PPV king to lose. It can't be because he's so easy to negotiate with. What could it be?
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    it could be his potential marketability or the myth , Dana owns all the Pride footage(the org, not the parade) and can build him up, plus he knows that the hardcore fans want him, BUT that doesnt mean he wants it for the fans, if anything DW has shown that it is about him and the business($$$), marketing Fedor as the man to beat and throwing Brock in there against him could accomplish two things, if Brock wins, hes beaten the best hwt in the world and is therefore, the best and if he loses then its to the best hwt in the world, therefore the rumors are true and we have a new UFC champ, either way people pay to see it, if its not hillbillys or trailer park wrasslin fans turning in to see the former WWE champ, then its the people who were booing Brock and want to see him get his ass kicked, either way it amounts to more money in DW and the Fertittas pocket.
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    Dana is a fan at heart. I'm with Adolf.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherdog
    Finkelstein said the UFC made a new offer to Emelianenko, and M-1 Global made a counteroffer. However, Finkelstein said Emeliananko would not proceed without a co-promotional effort between M-1 and the UFC where they shared expenses and profits.
    Bwahahaha. Shared profits? Oh, the crazy Russians and their jokes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    it could be his potential marketability or the myth , Dana owns all the Pride footage(the org, not the parade) and can build him up, plus he knows that the hardcore fans want him, BUT that doesnt mean he wants it for the fans, if anything DW has shown that it is about him and the business($$$), marketing Fedor as the man to beat and throwing Brock in there against him could accomplish two things, if Brock wins, hes beaten the best hwt in the world and is therefore, the best and if he loses then its to the best hwt in the world, therefore the rumors are true and we have a new UFC champ, either way people pay to see it, if its not hillbillys or trailer park wrasslin fans turning in to see the former WWE champ, then its the people who were booing Brock and want to see him get his ass kicked, either way it amounts to more money in DW and the Fertittas pocket.
    Pimach the following people would do bigger numbers than Fedor Vs. Brock, (IMO). Randy, Kimbo, Tito, Ashley, Sapp.

    Why take a chance on a guy that may or may not be marketable? He has the same issue as Anderson and Machida, (at least Machida tries to speak English. I think a lot of people appreciate that). Anderson is having a tough time selling pay per views, (By UFC standards as is Machida). Fedor can't sell enough pay per views to keep a promotion alive, let alone allow it to flourish.
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    I understand your thought process on possible bigger fights, but the fact is that Brock will sell PPV's regardless of who he fights and it has nothing to do with his fighting ability, add to that the marketing machine that UFC is, Fedor can be marketable.

    Anderson, you cant do nothing about, that guy started out killing people and lost them IMO with the Leites and Cote fight. Machida is coming along, there were alot of complaints that he was boring at first but the Tito win combined with his last two KTFO, he is on his way to being a top dog. his fight with Rampage will do big numbers.

    Fedor cant be blamed for Afflictions weak ass MMA promotion, the majority of that is their fault, coupled with the fact that there was a lack of his asskicking footage they were fighting an uphill battle mainly due to themselves.
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    • M-1 Global suggested it could take legal action against Affliction regarding the cancellation of the Aug. 1 event. "We're exploring all options at this time, legally, with regard to Affliction and what we believe took place," said Mark Hines, attorney for M-1 Global and Emelianenko. "We're not prepared to say where we're going to go with this, but I can promise you and I can promise Affliction that if something was done wrong, somebody will be held responsible."
    It wasn't enough to bleed Affliction dry while giving them no business, now they're looking to sue Affliction? Oh man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    I understand your thought process on possible bigger fights, but the fact is that Brock will sell PPV's regardless of who he fights and it has nothing to do with his fighting ability, add to that the marketing machine that UFC is, Fedor can be marketable.

    Anderson, you cant do nothing about, that guy started out killing people and lost them IMO with the Leites and Cote fight. Machida is coming along, there were alot of complaints that he was boring at first but the Tito win combined with his last two KTFO, he is on his way to being a top dog. his fight with Rampage will do big numbers.

    Fedor cant be blamed for Afflictions weak ass MMA promotion, the majority of that is their fault, coupled with the fact that there was a lack of his asskicking footage they were fighting an uphill battle mainly due to themselves.
    Exactly correct on the Brock sells no matter who he fights. So with that in mind, what does the UFC need Fedor for? Brock is going to sell regardless. IMO, the only reason to get Fedor, is because Mr. Dana White

    • A. believes Brock will beat Fedor, (so do I)
    • B. Wants to give the fans what they truly want and
    • C. He loves MMA and wants to see the true champion emerge in the heavyweight division.
    I can't see this as an all about make more money deal for the UFC, because they already have plenty of bigger draws that they can push. Of course they will profit from it, but that doesn't appear to be the main motivation to me.

    Lets not forget that M-1 was co promoting those cards with Affliction and Fedor is a stakeholder in M1. I'd say Fedor deserves some of the blame.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    It wasn't enough to bleed Affliction dry while giving them no business, now they're looking to sue Affliction? Oh man.
    It's a contract. Fedor did what he was supposed to do and trained up until a week of the final fight.
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