Originally Posted by purephase
Well I don't think Lara ever has been close to a position to automatically command TV dates. And there would seem to be a reasonable expectation that the purse would be larger than that offered to the Martirosyans and Maciels, especially given all of the kvetching about lack of opponents willing to fight in Russia going on at that point in time.
He's with GBP, they have a lock on SHO, and had no issues placing fighters on either network under the earlier management. I get they don't give a shit about Lara; all the more reason to put him in vs Pirog. Win or lose, Canelo is off the hook as Lara goes. If Lara wanted it, of course.
I doubt Pirog could afford what Lara had in mind when he offered to travel. Lara didn't bring much on paper to attract extra interest. We never really found out what Pirog's regular purse is. Safe to say, not very high, that Sergio offer could lead a lot of people astray.