Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
boxingcar
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,763
vCash: 1000
Default OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Ok , call me naive or ****ing stupid...
I'm still gonna post this here because it is intriguing (concidering the source)...

Two posts caught my attention....

1rst of all... Fedor gets paid $10 million , but NOT for several fights!..
We're talking about 10 MILLION for a single fight!!...(that's a record in mma i think).

2nd of all...

"
Fedor Emelianenko... somehow still ranked #1 HW MMA fighter in the world, has accepted a $10 million dollar deal with the Russian fledgling MMA company M-1. No opponent has been picked as of yet.

1. Could this be a ploy to draw Randy to an M-1 contract, following his recent retirement from the UFC?

2. Rumor has it "the 10 mill fight" against the unknown opponent will be sponsored by Dreamstage entertainment (former owners of Pride) and take place in Japan under possibly K-1 heroes rules and sanctioning.

3. WTF? 10 mill? I for one don't see Fedor pulling the fans in required to support such a large purse, there's simply no one outside the UFC (except the newly retired Randy) to support him being paid this kind of money... if he doesn't fight Randy in this fight, M-1 will end up like Pride before it ever gets off the ground.

4. They also said on the report that Mark Cuban was also fronting much of the money for the contract/fight against "someone?"

What are your thoughts guys?

I hope it happens (with Randy) but I also have many "pipe dreams"

source: Inside MMA aired 10 pm (PST) tonight on HDNet. Frank Trigg reporting.
__________________"

------------------------------------------

This is legit, it's the real bobsappfan,

Other posts he's made:

Quote:
-a billion dollar company

-has the word "world" in there new MMA company name

-not Bodog

-not showtime

-not HBO

-not HDfight

-Behind the Couture resignation
Quote:
Fedor himself will announce the new owners in just over a week
Quote:
LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT this comming from Alberta.

Fedor is going to be in Calgary,Alberta, on the 19th.
And just goes to show that Randy isn't retired like he said, just resigned and left the UFC.

Any ideas? Could this mean we could actually still see a Fedor vs Randy is or it all just wishful thinking?

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
boxingcar is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-13-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
Dostoevsky
Hardcore......to the max!
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The Kingdom of Fife, Scotland.
Posts: 2,848
vCash: 1000
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Not yet anyway. Even though Randy has quit the UFC (no, he's not retired, yet) he is still legally bound by his UFC contract for 9 more months.
So he may fight Fedor then.


As to the billionaire buisiness man who's bought M1?
I have a crazy gut feeling that it might be Vince Mcmahon. He said he was interested in MMA and he is a billionaire.
Ethier that or its Mark Cuban which would be the safer choice to make, but I'm sticking to my crazy prediction.
Dostoevsky is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
boxingcar
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,763
vCash: 1000
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Duke
Not yet anyway. Even though Randy has quit the UFC (no, he's not retired, yet) he is still legally bound by his UFC contract for 9 more months.
So he may fight Fedor then.


As to the billionaire buisiness man who's bought M1?
I have a crazy gut feeling that it might be Vince Mcmahon. He said he was interested in MMA and he is a billionaire.
Ethier that or its Mark Cuban which would be the safer choice to make, but I'm sticking to my crazy prediction.

If mma fighters are starting to get this kinda money...the % increase in less than a year is gonna be huge /phenomenal...

I mean there's mma fighters who are gtting paid like..$2000...
what an enormous gap...

Do you think ufc will have to match M1's budget for their top fighters ?
or is emelianenko "the" exception ?

Everything is possible now...A multi billionaire is behind this one.
M1 may have nobody right now , but that type of money will attract more and more fighters like flies on shit...

And apparently dreamstage entertainment is also still operating with these guys. (planning to sponsor a fighter...maybe barnett ?)
boxingcar is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
Dostoevsky
Hardcore......to the max!
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The Kingdom of Fife, Scotland.
Posts: 2,848
vCash: 1000
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

I think Emelianenko is the exception.
Even though MMA is big and is growing its still not big enough to warrant paying any fighter $10million dollars.

Although, I guess it depends how rich this business man actually is.

Last edited by Dostoevsky; 10-13-2007 at 01:27 PM.
Dostoevsky is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 01:15 PM   #5
ufoalf
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,441
vCash: 1550
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Yea, Fedor is gona be exception for now.

Dana White is not gona allow Couture fight before 9 months under different organization. Not gona happen.
ufoalf is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 01:17 PM   #6
boxingcar
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,763
vCash: 1000
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Duke
I think Emelianenko is the exception.
Even though MMA is big and is growing its still not big enough to warrant paying any fighter $10 dollars.

Although, I guess it depends how rich this business man actually is.
That's what i'm saying..From NBA to MMA...the guy just happens to now be interested in this sport...Dunno if fedor is the exception but when a guy like that is involved in mma..anything can happen and there could be some major changes...Not saying that they'll all get paid that kinda money but...maybe +$1 million or 3 or 5mill could be the norm in a year or 2...maybe not in the ufc though.
boxingcar is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 01:20 PM   #7
boxingcar
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,763
vCash: 1000
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Who's the secret opponent though.? could it be Barnett ? (sponsored by dreamstage )...afterall , barnett is not signed with any orgs right now.
boxingcar is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 02:39 PM   #8
AJAX
war sonnen!
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 4,061
vCash: 3450
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

It won't be Couture that's for sure.
AJAX is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 03:58 PM   #9
Club Fighter
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bronx, New York, USA, North America, Earth, Milky Way
Posts: 2,167
vCash: 1972
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

No possible way Fedor gets paid 10 mil for a fight. I don't care if it's in the contract or not. Fedor's popularity doesn't warrant that.
Club Fighter is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #10
Koa
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Da Bafroom brah!
Posts: 2,192
vCash: 75
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Never under-estimate Japan.. If Randy Couture and Fedor get it on over there, 10 mil will be an easy pay day so long as it will be televised in the U.S. as well. You know damned well a true mma fan would pay for it.. You know damned well this would be the biggest mma fight to take place in a very long time.

I'm really surprised at how confident everyone is in Couture beating Fedor.. I'm a huge fan of his, but recognize his chances against Fedor are very slim.
Koa is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 06:03 PM   #11
AJAX
war sonnen!
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 4,061
vCash: 3450
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

I'll tell you a little secret, he's still under contract with UFC

Last edited by Sinew; 08-01-2006 at 11:56 AM.
AJAX is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2007, 06:52 PM   #12
ufoalf
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,441
vCash: 1550
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AJAX
I'll tell you a little secret, he's still under contract with UFC
You never know what the contract says.
ufoalf is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2007, 08:36 AM   #13
achillesthegreat
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 18,269
vCash: 1000
Default Re: OMG , is Couture fighting Fedor afterall ? retired yes or no?

I haven't read what you've written simply because White says Couture is under contract so if he fights it has to be for the UFC. I really can't imagine White letting Couture fight anyone without his fingers in that pie!
achillesthegreat is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013