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    Star Fedor Emelianenko: The Last Emperor Clowns Himself

    When the MMA organization "Affliction" recently collapsed, fight fans were oozing out the mouth at the possibility of the UFC signing arguably the greatest fighter in the history of the sport, Fedor Emelianenko.

    Whether you love or hate the UFC (and Dana White), there is no denying that the company has the best collection of fighters and would have offered "The Last Emperor" the best fights possible going in to the latter part of his career.

    Instead, Strikeforce was able to net the Russian super star by caving into M-1’s demands of co-promotion.

    Now the UFC had reportedly offered Emelianenko a very lucrative contract in the vicinity of $5 million a fight, while also agreeing to give M-1 a share of the profits, but no co-promotion.

    There are only three possible explanations I can think of for Fedor’s displeasing move:

    1) Emelianenko has an irrational fear of money.

    2) He’s ducking Lesnar and wants to end his career by beating relatively lesser opponents (Strikeforce’s top attractions are Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, and Brett Rogers).

    3) Fedor’s manager, Vadim Finkelchtein, is secretly a mob boss who has threatened to break Fedor’s legs if he ever leaves M-1.

    I am definitely a fan of MMA, but in no way, shape or form would I call myself an expert on the sport. Despite that, even I can see how bad of a move this was for MMA as a whole.

    Fedor Emelianenko had a chance to make an insane amount of money, become permanently cemented as an International super star and end his career with exciting, crowd-pleasing fights against the likes of Brock Lesnar, Randy Couture, Gabriel Gonzaga, Mirko Cro Crop (probably would have finished him this time around), and others.

    C’mon Fedor, why are you clowning yourself, man?

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    Default Re: Fedor Emelianenko: The Last Emperor Clowns Himself

    A few things;

    I really don't buy into the fact that the UFC could have offered Fedor such a better selection of fights than Strikeforce can.

    I thought we already established that the UFC was not offering him $5 million a fight.

    Also, I don't think that Randy Couture would fight Fedor, what is he now, 84?

    And I am pretty sure that it's a combination between the first and third options that kept Fedor away from the UFC.
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    This article smacks of the always ethical Kevin Iole.
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    Default Re: Fedor Emelianenko: The Last Emperor Clowns Himself

    What are you saying exactly? ^^
    "It ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving foward, how much you can take and keep moving foward. That's how winning is done!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    This article smacks of the always ethical Kevin Iole.
    lol, I can see that.
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    Default Re: Fedor Emelianenko: The Last Emperor Clowns Himself

    Quote Originally Posted by mhs189 View Post
    What are you saying exactly? ^^
    Iole is Dana's b#tch. In exchange for inside access/ability to break stories, he is a constant infomercial for the UFC. He repeats Dana's opinions, has reported embellished info fed to him by Dana and only acknowledges other orgs (like Dana) to take a shot at them for not succeeding. He's been pumping up the WEC as the greatest thing recently; he'd never do that if they weren't commonly owned by the UFC.
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    That's a pretty solid piece of journalism. I generally enjoy reading his articles.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Default Re: Fedor Emelianenko: The Last Emperor Clowns Himself

    Haha, alright
    "It ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving foward, how much you can take and keep moving foward. That's how winning is done!"

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