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Fedor signs with Strikeforce

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  1. TrueDolFan

    TrueDolFan Minion of Satan

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    Fedor has signed a multi-fight deal with Stikeforce. Looks like Fedor will be fighting cans for at least a few more fights...

    Quote from Vadim Finkelstein:

    “I am very happy and excited about the upcoming collaboration with Strikeforce. We are very pleased that we found a reliable partner and I feel that Strikeforce and M-1 can support each other on many things. This will create big opportunities for both parties to test their fighters against worthy opponents.”

    Pathetic. Fedor won't be the draw he could've been in the UFC. Fighting chumps and co-promoting with second-rate companies to put on substandard shows seems to be what he's into.

    What is he going to do when Strikeforce goes under? It's only a matter of time...

    As far as I'm concerned, the man is an idiot. I will now be rooting for him to get destroyed in every fight.
     
  2. Big E

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    Its not so much him as it is his mgr. He is under contract with him. The dude was more interested in getting UFC to partner with his M-1 company than he was about bringing Fedor to the UFC, bottomline never make someone your mgr. who has conflicted interest in your employment.
     
  3. SICK

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    ****in joke
     
  4. BuckeyeKing

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    lmfao WOW F you Fedor.
     
  5. TrueDolFan

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    I agree.

    I'm saying Fedor is an idiot because he's letting himself be used to further this snake-oil salesman's endeavors. He's Finkelstein's *****, and he doesn't even know it...
     
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    FEDOR...no more.

    What an utter and complete fraud.

    okay...everybody now repeat after me........Brock Lesnar.... Undisputed baddest man on the planet.

    I have had enough of this Fedor crap. the guy doesn;t want to fight the best. That is now obvious.
     
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    Dana White Offered Fedor 30 million dollars for 6 fights.

    that is the reported offer.
     
  9. Muck

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    Pathetic all the way around.

    He's going to lose a lot of fans. Lots of people will turn on him.

    I surely don't have any interest in watching him in those fights. If he does ever get to the UFC, he'll be well past his prime. And he will lose. Shame.

    As for the UFC, sometimes you can't overcome stupid.
     
  10. SICK

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    fedor vs overeem.....or werdum interests me....

    think strikeforce goes to cbs for fedors debut? or do they move to ppv?!? interesting to say the least....
     
  11. Muck

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    Who has Overeem beaten though? Vitor at heavyweight?

    The potential interest....to me....is if Fedor can survive against inferior competition. If he loses in Strikeforce, that could put all this to an end. The UFC would have the last laugh, and all the leverage in any future negotiations. Fedor's essentially unblemished record would be no more.
     
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  12. TrueDolFan

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    Fedor's debut will be on Showtime. They plan to move to PPV shortly after that. Bad move if they want to go that route, methinks.


    Personally, I hope Fedor loses his first fight. I think that if he does, Strikeforce will fold within a year, and Fedor will be SOL.
     
  13. Big E

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    I refuse to pay money to watch second teir MMA companies. If I am paying 50 bucks to watch a MMA event its always going to be UFC.
     
  14. ether79

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    If they do plan on moving to ppv they are finished dana will counter program them with great fights and they will have a horrible buy rate
     
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  15. Big E

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    Just like they always have. Free UFC fight on spike, or PPV on cable full of mediocre fighters, its an easy decision, IMO.
     
  16. TrueDolFan

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    You're not the only one, my brother. That's why if Strikeforce goes PPV, they will fold shortly after. Nobody is going to pay full price for secod-rate MMA shows. ESPECIALLY if Fedor were to lose a fight (and his lustre).
     
  17. Nappy Roots

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    pathetic.
     
  18. Motion

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    Props to the UFC for standing their ground on the co-promotion.
     
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    Fedor is garbage!!! He wants to fight crap not the best. I seen this last night on espn at a bar and i was stunned. UFC made him an amazing offer yet he does this crap. amazing
     
  20. TiP54

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    What a shame.
    In the end, his trustworthiness ruined him.
    All Finkledick cared for was co-promotion, refusing to do anything else.
    I called this long time ago. Finkledick will want co promotion, while thats exactly what UFC wont do. Heck, i wouldnt either if I was UFC.
    Not sure if I buy the 30 mil story, but thats back waters, doesnt matter now. UFC will keep on shining on move on, Fedor will be done in what 3-5 years the most, while UFC will be thriving. Somebody said earlier that Brock is the official baddest man on the planet? Im not sure why, because he otweweighs people by 30 pounds and lays on them, and then disrespects everybody after the fight?
    Anyway, I see strikeforce folding real quick, two years tops, imo.
    We will never know how great he actually was.
     
  21. Big E

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    Dont forget that Fedor has a stake in that company too...so it was his greed also.
     
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  22. TiP54

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    Uh, no.
    Finkledick gave him a stake.
    Fedor never paid a penny for it.
     
  23. Big E

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    lol....its still his, he stilll gets money from the share.
     
  24. TiP54

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    Im missing your point.
    He is under contract with finkledick.
    Finkledick wants co promotion, ufc is smart and it wont share. Finkledick didint make a deal. Fedor supports finkledick because he is his friend, and he thinks that Finkledick is right. Im pretty sure at this point of his career its not about money, especially if the rumor is true about 30 mil.
     
  25. Big E

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    Fedor was the one that said he wanted that in his contract (the co-promotion) NOT his mgr, is my point. It was all over ESPN that Fedor, NOT his mgr wanted that stipulation.
     
  26. TiP54

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    his manager is his friend.
    finkledick: Tell them we want-co promotion because they dont take me seriously.
    fedor; we want co promotion.

    do you honestly think fedor doesnt want to fight in UFC because he is too greedy, or because he scared of the wwe star?
     
  27. Big E

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    lol...the wwe star..he should be scared of him. After what he did to Mir, I'm sure alot of people are scared to fight him now.
     
  28. TiP54

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    get him down, and keep him down?
    He is a big powerfull man, and im not taking anyway from him, he is the UFC heavyweight champion, and he has proven that he can take you down and pound you.
    But he has no proven himself to be anything more than that. that is ALL he has done, he has no stand up, and I have not seen any wrestling out of him yet. Does he need to be any more than that? So far, it has been showed that the answer is no.
    People make him up to be like this great mixed martial artist. he isnt, he is one dimensional.

    And yeah, didnt you catch his acting post fight mir or herring? WWE star.
    Then his boss McMa...I mean dana told him to apologize, he came out and apologized.
    do people like the fact that he is the viallain? yes, and good for them, he sells PPV, that doesn't change the fact that he is arrogant, and I dont think that this sports need his antics.
     
  29. Big E

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    I disagree. Since Brocks explosion you should check the media coverage UFC has gotten from it. Everyone including yourself are now going to watch every match this man is in to see him get beat, you love to hate him. You as well as countless others want to discredit him as nothing more than a one dimensional fighter, when in reality he, like alot of other fighters has one or two areas where he excels in and so that is the areas of his game you see the most. IF he wasn't so big, IF he wasn't so strong, well he is, and if no one can beat him or find a way to get around that its not Brock's problem. Fedor had a huge chance to not only solidify himself as the best heavywieght in the world, but to also play the hero if he went and defeated Brock, and instead he backed out and took the safe route. Stop pulling the mgr card here folks. If he wanted it bad enough it would have happened. Bottom line mgrs can be fired. Contract or not, nothing would step in my way of something this significant, unless I really didn't want it.
     
  30. TiP54

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    eric, i said that :)))

    I think you missed my point.
    im not dismissing him, because he is one, or two dimensional. He IS big, and he IS strong, and he does take full advantage of that. That 1, or 2 skill is obviously good enough to beat quaility fighters since he won, and defended his UFC title. What I was shooting at, is that he is not rounded, and many people overblow his "mixed martial artists" status. he is not a mixed martial artist, he is good enough in his area to be a great fighter and beat guys. Being big and strong is his game, and he is good at it. What im shooting at is that skill wise, technique, whatever you want to call it, is isn't a complete fighter, but he doesnt have to be, because his size and strenght makes up for it.

    Finkledick, and heck, maybe Fedor, you, nor I know for sure, wanted co-promotion. in my eyes, Fedor has no business proving, or solidifying anything to anybody. You think he does, I don't. There has been million debates on this topic, and in the end of the day, people stick to their opinions. We will have to agree to disagree.

    You are seeing this from fans prespective.
    Look at this from his prespective.
    His manger is his friend, and even if Fedor does know what manager does, he doesn't wnat to fire him, Fedor just wants to fight. Since his friend is his manager, he looks out for both of them. You saying that "he doesn't want it" Want what? fight Brock, fight in UFC? What makes you think Fedor's #1 prirority is to fight in UFC? Why should he? Dana talked so much **** about him. i wanted (still do) Fedor in UFC, but i also was one of the ones who was saying that it won't happen, because i knew that dana would do anything except for co-promotion, and finkledick didin't care for anything for co-promotion. Im glad ufc didint agree, **** finkledick. And if you want to get really technical, Fedor couldn't sign with UFC even if he wanted, while finkledick didn't because he is udner contract with HIM. Thats not the story here, but im making a point.


    People will write him off after this, or people will stay on his band wagon. For people who love to hate Fedor this is a great opportunity to play "he is scared of Brock and UFC"

    You, nor I will ever know what exactly happened, and what was their thinking process, but we can, and do, make up stories, and explanations that WE like and that suit OUR way of thimkig, justfying OUR point.
     
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    huh?
    Its good for MMA fans.
    Not many people watch dream, hardcores do, while they have some quality fights over there. I watched dream 10, and it wasn't bad.
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    For general MMA, its opportunities to see more fights that you wouldn't regulary.

    I don't get what yo mean you hate "just working with this, or that company"
     
  34. Big E

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    Dream and Strikeforce signed an agreement to only work with one another..thats what I mean..which means anyone outside of those companies wont fight anyone from those two organizations.
     
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    LOL!!!!!!! "wwe star".

    No stand up?

    AND LMFAO....

    You haven't seen "ANY wrestling from him yet?"

    Do you know who Brock Lesnar is? he isn;t just some dude that started out in the wwe you know.


    and YES......Fedor is either afraid of facing real fighters or he is dumber than a box of dildos. take your pick.
     
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    Just "Big and strong".

    You forgot "fast as hell".

    You also forgot "spectacular athlete".

    You also forgot "Sensational american wrestler".
     
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    This is like someone saying all Fedor does is tug on someone's arm/neck....it's a complete utter joke to cry about a fighting technique in Mixed Martial Arts

    Maybe Heavyweights should start fighting like 140lb luchadors?

    Ground and pound is part of the sport just as much as other styles. It's also not relegated to the heavyweight division by any means. Example: GSP vs BJ Penn
     
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    I really don't get it.
    If they don't sign the deal, they just set up cards with fighters fighting other fighters from that organization, this deal sets up that they can have fighters fight each other from other organization, no?

    I have not seen you say anything factual.
    When we started talking about this in the MMA thread, you tried telling me that Brock has 100% takedown conversion.

    You can laugh, but show me ANYWHERE ANY stand up from him.
    Couture punched him in the face standing up, hell Couture controlled his big *** in the clinch standing up.
    Mir punched him in the face standing up. He isn't used to getting punched on his feet.

    I know, he is the guy who won the NCAA tourney TEN YEARS AGO.
    We might have different definitions of great wrestling. What is yours? Taking them down and keeping them there?
    GSP has great wrestling, Mark Coleman is a great american wrestler. Brock is strong and powerfull, he keeps them down with his weight. You guys are missing my point. Im not saying the guy is garbage, he is obviously good if he is the champ, what im saying that there are people like you who make him up to be the next coming of Jesus. And even tho he has the potential, he hasn't showed any significat stand up, or technical wrestling skills.


    Why?
    Explain this to me?
    Because he opted out not to sign with the guy who talked loads of **** about him, instead he decided to to opt to to a better deal with his friend? Reall ****ing intelligent. Insult Fedor and hail your budweiser drinking WWE star. 1 persons opinion < World wide MMA communitys opinion.
    Your insults show for you lack of knowledge of the sport.
    Believe it or not, UFC isn't only MMA organization in the world, and i hate to break this to you, but MMA wasn't started by TUF season 3.


    Man...do I have to say it again?
    Im not dismissing Brocks ability, im just stating the fact that he is one dimensional. It obviously WORKS for him, but that doesn't change the fact that he IS.
    He is an excellent ground and pounder, good for him.
    All im saying is that he is one dimensional and not very technical, that is it.
    Is he good?
    Obviously good enough to be the champ.
     

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