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News: Fedor Does Not Sign Deal With UFC

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Pharoah, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Pharoah

    Pharoah Registered Member

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    h**p://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ki-fedorufc073109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    In a nutshell what happened was... The Russian heavyweight manager and Co-owner of M-1 Global, Vadim Finkelchtein, a fight promotional company in Russia, wanted HALF ownership in the UFC in exchange for Fedor's signature.

    Obviously Dana White Said no.. White apparently offered Fedor more money than he has ever made but would not give up half the company to sign the deal.

    In the article they said it was the equivalent of an outside the U.S. basketball player demanding half ownership in the Lakers before signing the deal.
     
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  2. soulchief

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    what a greedy ass, guess his mma career wont be going up anytime soon then.
     
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    Just ridiculious...did they seriously think Dana White would go for that?

    How laughable
     
  4. Milliorn

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    Probably mafia ran, go figure with a request like that! If true, wont matter how much money White proposes.
     
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    Finkelschtein. Haha sounds like twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder how the FUCk you would get this deal.
     
  6. slickcooldude

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    you guys are aware that fedor plays just about no part in his management at all.

    he basically gets told who he is fighting, when, and where, and shows up ready to fight. everything else is taken care of by his management.

    same goes for his brother.
     
  7. Pharoah

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    The article is spun so that we want to pin blame on Fedor because he could have told the manager "do it, or I'm going to do you", Lol. But...

    I'm thinking that even though Fedor could have told Finkelchtein to "make the deal happen"... my take on the situation is that Fedor was letting "comrade/hommie" Finkelchtein, try to make a business deal. Since Vadim Finkelchtein, is Co-owner of M-1 Global and stands to make money outside of Fedor's career.

    Even still it was pretty stupid of Fedor to keep his mouth shut since it says, "Fedor was on the line but said nothing".

    If it was me doing the deal on behalf of Fedor, I would have said, "How about we just keep Fedor here at M-1 and he will fight whoever you think you have for him and we will share revenue off of those fights only".

    Everyone wins then.
     
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  8. jimbobo2779

    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is quite a lot to this story and basically Finkelstein has Fedor signed to his company M1-Global for 3 more fights, Fedor is not a free agent sadly otherwise he would have probably accepted the contract.

    The contract offered involved Fedor having a great disclosed pay (best ever apparently), a %age of the pay per view profits (which could be upto 5mil per fight), was allowed to leave his likeness in the new EA game featuring him, was still allowed to fight in his Sambo competitions that were so dear to him and his country and they even said that he could be sponsored and come out wearing clothing advertising M1-Global which is a competing organisation.

    Fedor's own brother, Aleksander Emelianenko, has publically stated that Finkelstein is not acting as a manager and is simply trying to ride the coat-tails of his biggest, and only major, MMA fighter. One issue is that Fedor actually owns 10-20% of M1-Global, different sources state different amounts, so he has a slight incentive to stick around with M1 and allow Finkelstein to play Russian roullette with his career.

    It really is a shame that he will not be coming to the UFC as I think a lot of hardcore fans are really looking forward to seeing Fedor come in and have a good rumble with some UFC guys.

    Rant over :)
     
  9. mrgreen

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    I m waiting for fedor's contract obbligations to be over. .
    I'm with you on that Jimbob,,its fcking sad that Fedor Didnt sign.
    Screw You Finkelstein!
    He is the best fighter In the world and I was so excited to the thought of him vs brock..not that brock would win .but sick match still.

    However Im very confident he will be in UfC soon enough,.
    For now Brock is laughing.
     
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    His manager is smart.
    If Fedor comes into the ufc now his chances of losing are way higher than strikeforce.

    Therefore they'll go clean out strikeforce than the deal will get sweeter.

    As much as I'm dieing for the fight I have to admit that is in his best interest.

    By then too Ufc will be bigger with national television and he'll get even more.
     
  11. callmybluff

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    haha half of UFC...nice try!
     
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    hahah Half of the UFC.. Love it Mob work at its best!
     
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    I'm not sure whether Yahoo or Sherdog correctly reported this news but Sherdog reported that M1 did not request 50% ownership of UFC but only 50% of the fight profits in which Fedor was fighting. If Yahoo!'s reporting is indeed correct, M1 is insane.
     
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    Lolol half the company for some faggot, yeah right
     
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    While i dont think it was a smart move. You are right that if he remains undefeated the deal can only get better for him.
     
  16. heiny

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    And M1 is going to be Fedor's bread and butter for when he retires as king of MMA..A true legend
     
  17. yao1994

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    ... uhhhh who said they wanted half of UFC

    The fat loser who wrote the article should get fired.

    What actually happened is that Fedor's manager who owns M-1 wanted a co-promotion of the ppv.

    He didn't want to own half of UFC... WTF did he get that from?!?! That guy's obviously a UFC ass-licking asshole. Pretty unprofessional...

    But I do agree that even asking for a co-promotion is a bit greedy. Instead they should let Fedor prepare in a "cage" (omg a cage sounds so badass -_-) first then prepare him so much that he will destroy Lesnar steroid ass and then from there the M-1 brand will be a big player because of Fedor's schooling of UFC.
     
  18. trushafty38

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    I agree yao it would be silly to ask for half and I have to believe this is bull. Fedor is a great fighter but not 50% of ufc's profits good- even if he probably is the best out of him and all of the ufc haha. Pathetic though really. I was really wanting to see him fight in it. Affliction is to blame as well.