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Old 06-18-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Fedor contract with UFC has only one sticking point left

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According to Gross on the Beatdown, the only sticking point left with Fedor's contract in the UFC is allowing Fedor to fight in Sambo competitions in Russia.

I think UFC should allow this. Werdum was fighting in a grappling tournament a week after his fight against Arlovski.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Well, when you are running a huge promotion like the UFC does, you can't afford to put millions of dollars down in advertising only to have Fedor seperate a shoulder in a SAMBO match a month out from a scheduled appearance headlining a PPV.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:56 PM   #3
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I hope they can come to some sort of deal here. Watching Fedor in the UFC would rock. Rematch the CC maybe Couture or Gonzaga. Interesting stuff.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:22 PM   #4
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Awesome. I imagine they would come to some sort of agreement where Fedor can only have a sambo competition X weeks away from a planned fight. Supposedly guys like Werdum and Monson have a similar deal to fight in ADCC.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:32 PM   #5
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Yea Donut is absolutely right. There's no logical reason why Fedor shouldn't have an opportunity to fight in Russia. If Fedor says "**** off" to White i wouldn't be all that upset. Bodog offers him good money and fights in Russia. I'd still want to see him fight in UFC though.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:40 PM   #6
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I'd still want to see him fight in UFC though.
Me too. I want what is best for Fedor, though. If Dana White is so unreasonable (not out of the question) that he doesn't allow the best goddamn fighter on the planet a little leeway, shame on him. Having Fedor going back, showing his skills in combat sambo touranaments as a representative of the UFC can only serve to give them a big foothold into a country with an exploding MMA scene. As long as he's not risking injury by fighting when he has an imminent UFC match I see no problem with this.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:17 PM   #7
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they should let him fight in sambo tournaments. he really enjoys sambo i remember reading how he really likes that art form and even watching smabo practitioners or something like that. I have seen him in combat sambo tournament they really don't need to worry about him injuring himself he just went through the competition with ease.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:17 PM   #8
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Me too. I want what is best for Fedor, though. If Dana White is so unreasonable (not out of the question) that he doesn't allow the best goddamn fighter on the planet a little leeway, shame on him. Having Fedor going back, showing his skills in combat sambo touranaments as a representative of the UFC can only serve to give them a big foothold into a country with an exploding MMA scene. As long as he's not risking injury by fighting when he has an imminent UFC match I see no problem with this.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:51 AM   #9
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Theres really nobody in Combat Sambo that can hurt him, its really only slightly more intense than the average fighters hard sparring sessions.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:14 AM   #10
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Fedor should be allowed to feature on a UFC bill in Russia. You can't afford to have him lose, get injured or waste time on something else when he could be having bouts in UFC.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:20 AM   #11
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Well, when you are running a huge promotion like the UFC does, you can't afford to put millions of dollars down in advertising only to have Fedor seperate a shoulder in a SAMBO match a month out from a scheduled appearance headlining a PPV.
He could do that training.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:40 AM   #12
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He could do that training.
Obviously but simlpe mathamatics dictate the more risky things he does, the greater the chance he will get injured.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:42 AM   #13
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Obviously but simlpe mathamatics dictate the more risky things he does, the greater the chance he will get injured.
I completely understand that but I just disagree that it should be a sticking point. It's a little more than rolling to be honest.
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