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M-1 Global Poops on Anderson and Brock, Claims Fedor Would Have Made the UFC Famous

Fedor Emelianenko, Strikeforce’s Scott Coker, M-1 Global’s Vadim Finkelchtein, and Showtime’s Ken Hershman held a press conference this afternoon to discuss Strikeforce’s plan for Fedor, and refute some of the alleged misinformation that the UFC released about their negotiations with the Russian heavyweight king. You can read recaps here and here. Though Fedor’s next opponent doesn’t appear to be finalized yet, there were still some eyebrow-raising bits:

— Emelianenko called the offer he got from the UFC “miserable,” and nowhere near the six-fight, $30 million reports that circulated on the internet. Finkelchtein said that if those rumored numbers about Fedor’s contract offer were true, they would have signed with the UFC.

— Finkelchtein claimed that the idea of Anderson Silva as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is a product of the UFC media machine, and Brock Lesnar is also just a product of the UFC’s hype. He said that Brett Rogers is better than Brock Lesnar.


— Emelianenko feels "very sorry" that a fight against Lesnar couldn’t happen, but would like his decisions to be respected by fans.

— Emelianenko said that he has full control of all of his contracts, finances, and career, and gets financial reports at all times.

— Fedor also said that the UFC doesn’t treat their fighters like human beings, and they have the wrong attitude torwards their fighters.

— Finkelchtein informed everybody that Fedor’s name is much bigger than the UFC’s outside of the United States, and if Fedor came to the UFC he would make the UFC famous outside of the United States. [Ed. note: The UFC is already famous outside of the United States, and Fedor isn't even a superstar in Russia.]

— Strikeforce will begin construction on the M-1 Global Sambo Stadium and Convention Center this November in St. Petersburg. [Ed. note: Psyche!]

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retro- August 8, 2009 at 11:44 am
you're a fucken joke....

i said 10 years because who really watched mixed martial arts before the late 90's....not very many people..

and good for you and your boxing gloves....sounds like u mightve taken a few too many shots in your day

"fuck off you tard"......lol "UFC Fan" you sound 15 years old...
UFC fan- August 8, 2009 at 8:15 am
"retro Says:
Fri, 08/07/2009 - 07:33

"wwwwop woop woooppppp, BULLSHIT ALERT!
dude you live in such a fantasy world. No point in beating you up over it, you will wake up one day...maybe when you fucking grow up."

you couldn't have said anything more on point to prove mine 'UFC fan'...thanks ...i've been a fan of MMA for almost 10 years now... like it or not i know what i'm talking about....while you're dick riding lesnar like you're his chest tatoo"


wow 10 years huh?
I got boxing gloves older than you....fuck off you tard you know jack and shit, and jack just left town.
thescott13- August 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm
i personally think Fedor would destroy Brock, as he has done with all other competition, however he and M-1 made a mistake not going to the UFC. As far as the earning a title shot again, your points are valid but Strikeforce takes a dart and throws it against a wall and whoevers pic it lands on gets a title shot... Lesnar (again not the world's largest fan) has never tested positive for steroids, so you referring to him as steroid usiing man is silly, not 1 positive test in college, not 1 positive when he played for the Vikings, not one since his MMA career started so please give that a rest. Pick on him for being a huge lay and pray no action sonof a bitch sure, but steroids are irrelevant. Lesnar may not have paid his dues but he beat the shit our of Herring, Randy and now our boy Mir. Was he a scumbag afterword, sure but who gives a shit. Fedor is not 30-0 he has a (bullshit) loss.Do you really believe Overeem or Werdum would have a shot in hell at Lesnar? Or even Carwin for that matter? Strikeforce will be a year maybe 18 months than done....That sucks for MMA but they shouldn't have f'ed with Dana...
Komodo- August 7, 2009 at 11:31 am
One giant lame-ass headache, all this.

I'm over it.
Over it, I tell ya.
godsloneranger- August 7, 2009 at 9:45 am
well at least with fedor's belly we know he aint on roids.
Gargoroth- August 7, 2009 at 8:38 am
Fedor has a Chuck belly going on in that pic, to funny.
retro- August 7, 2009 at 7:33 am
"wwwwop woop woooppppp, BULLSHIT ALERT!
dude you live in such a fantasy world. No point in beating you up over it, you will wake up one day...maybe when you fucking grow up."


you couldn't have said anything more on point to prove mine 'UFC fan'...thanks ...i've been a fan of MMA for almost 10 years now... like it or not i know what i'm talking about....while you're dick riding lesnar like you're his chest tatoo
godsloneranger- August 7, 2009 at 6:22 am
overeem never beat a top 10 heavyweight? True, but neither did Brock before he "earned" his title shot.
sPeLLcHeCkEr- August 7, 2009 at 5:59 am
wow guys you're right, godsloneranger is ilitereat.

oh and sPeLLcHeCk in the article itself:
"the wrong attitude torwards their fighters"

?
godsloneranger- August 7, 2009 at 5:35 am
thescott

I am glad you said he didnt ear it and it was for money. I just wish dadn would admit and all this garbage about earning a shot is just hot air. Yes its a business but that doesn't make it right. Dana is always the one barking p4p4 best fighter in the world,,,,blah blah blah he is gonna have to beat so and so and we will see if he gets a title shot. I wasn't defending strikeforce you asked me what did werdum do to earn and shot and I told you. I agree about riggs! You think herring has accomplished more than wedum. Strikefoce maybe done in a year I never said they would put ufc out of business. But merging with dream is awesome. They can put on some good main events. Brock Lesnar is a steriod using man that has a mighty record of 4-1 and Fedor is 30-0. It takes years of consitent fighting to earn his palce in the sport Brock skipps all of that and in over a year later is like the number 4 in the world. Acted crazy after he beat mir, very =========
thescott13- August 7, 2009 at 4:55 am
first of all the guy with a 2-6 record was before the UFC no? As i stated before the UFC is a business that is why he GOT the title shot, i never said he EARNED one. I think he got a shot early but to defend Strikeforce and giving Werdum a title shot (and apparently 2 other guys that were ready to fight on the August card) is ridiculous. I know that Fedor is the best HW fighter in the world and # 2P4P behind GSP in my opinion but you cant defend the place he went to and their way of giving out title shots(Joe f*%&kin Riggs...really???) and bash Dana for what turned out to be a great BUSINESS decesion. If you recall Dana put Lesnar in against Mir and Herring (who i think may have a more accomplished resume than Werdum for all your bashing of him) before Couture and as was stated earlier on here it was more of a timing thing to fight Randy. He at least won his fight before a title shot, and using Werdum beating Overeem as your qualifier is stupid as well...Werdum is good because he beat the champ who hasnt fought in forever... Not to mention" As to why Fedor doesn't get the shot IMO they want to build him up" they just had a huge press conference saying he was the best HW in the world, what does he need to do to earn teh shot save a few babies and cats from a fire.. Strikeforce will be done within a year now that they have the M-1 Curse and Dana will be laughing all the way to the bank.. Good luck with your Fedor vs Carano pay per view becuase that is the best chance they will have to stay afloat in 12 months... Catchweight of 190...
Bovice- August 7, 2009 at 1:33 am
Fedor's pudgy.
UFC fan- August 6, 2009 at 11:04 pm
"
retro Says:
Thu, 08/06/2009 - 19:15

for fans of MMA a lotta you guys have no clue what you're talking about....

The second I saw "UFC's unbeatable offer" I knew something was up. DW has been talking trash on Fedor for years now...all of a sudden he's going to offer him $30 million dollars for 6 fights?? Fedor has ALWAYS said that the UFC and DW don't treat their fighters like human beings....this is not new. UFC knew they couldn't get Fedor without giving in to his needs, so instead they create this public smear campaign against him to make them look more credible and make him look like some stupid russian.

And yes, Fedor is more popular overseas. Back in pride they used to have tens of thousands of people at their events.....look up the most attended UFC event....it doesn't even come close. Vladimir Putin has attended Fedor's sambo matches.....that'd be like Barrack Obama sitting front row at a Brock Lesnar wrestling match....

Fedor IS the best HW in the world, hands down. All you UFC fanboys talking trash on him have only fallen victim to DW's publicity scam and should think about removing your heads from your asses. If any of you think for a second that Fedor doesn't fight top competition, or he's ducking Brock, you need to find a new sport to watch.

In a nutshell....here's whats happened.... UFC knows Fedor is the top HW in the world, THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN FEDOR FIGHTING BROCK because if Lesnar loses to him his hype will take a huge blow, they just finalized this money gold mine in him, so instead of offering Fedor what he's worth to make Lesnar and the rest of their mediocre HW's look stupid...they offer him the same old contract that he's denied before and instead attack his credibility to make their HW class look better. Wake up and stop actin like you know something."



wwwwop woop woooppppp, BULLSHIT ALERT!
dude you live in such a fantasy world. No point in beating you up over it, you will wake up one day...maybe when you fucking grow up.
rockybalboa25- August 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm
Anyone who thinks that Strikeforce has descent HW is retarded.

Overeem has never beaten a top 10 HW, and has lost to several LHWs. Werdum has beaten Gonzaga (now that's impressive?) and lost to Arlovski. Brett Rogers is completely unproven and does anyone really think he has shot?
bleve- August 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm
Thank you retro, finally someone on this board who knows what the fuck they're talking about.

UFC groupies are looking at it from the perspective of an adolescent fan of the WWE... yes the UFC are going in other markets but there's huge opportunities and endless talent around the world, how can you blame Fedor and M-1 from a business perspective. If you're a businessman or part owner of an organization (Fedor) you think in terms of years not single matches.

If you like MMA and you have a brain that think past the latest UFC press release/Bens' blog, the latest shakeup is the best thing that's happened in awhile.

"...Is there room for all of us under the umbrella of the UFC?

... Right now, there's only the UFC. You only have to fight in the UFC to make a living fighting, and I mean, everybody can't fight in the UFC, you know. They only got so many fight cards; there's only so many fights. And you know, there's just a wealth of good fighters coming up." -Forest Griffin
thescott13- August 6, 2009 at 8:04 pm
stronger hw division...really? Rogers is ok but has a great future (in the UFC)...ummmm uhhhh overeem hasnt done s@#t other than nutshots in a year... Werdum lost to the numb 7 or 8 guy in the ufc and coulda been the champ of strikeforce...and then? Vs. Mir. Couture..big nog...carwin...congo...velaquez...cro crop...and anyone else wants to buy to get away from strikeforce...plus u add rothwell and all the guys from the next TUF including simms and big country...yeah strikeforces roster is pretty niceeee.
Brock on roids- August 6, 2009 at 7:57 pm
OMG... What Fedor and all you don't understand is one thing. Look at all the pro athletes in this country. It ain't in the money you get from the team/organization, its the money you get from your sponsors that makes you rich. If Fedor had came over here and won the fans over by beating this ass hole Brock a whole butt load of lucrative sponsor deals and everything else would have been running full steam in his direction earning him tens times what every one of these companies were willing to offer him. This is what the UFC offers that no one else offers is TV time on a stage that everyone is watching. These idiot Russians don't get this because this ain't how it works in their shit hole country. Fedor and his mafia overlooked a pot full of gold that won't exist ever again. Brock won't be hated like this forever, people won't want someone to beat him horribly forever, Fedor won't be in his prime forever. Plain and simple they screwed up big time here.
tallkitchenbags- August 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm
retro speaks the truth. don't let your nationalism blind here, folks. this isn't rocky 3 and if it is it'll be the american on the juice this time..
tallkitchenbags- August 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm
there isn't a single HW fight the UFC could put together with their existing roster that i would pay more than $10.00 to see (in person or on ppv.) anyway you configure it the most compelling match they can field is lesnar vs. someone washed-up or lesnar vs. someone inexperienced/ overly-hyped.

oh, wait... nevermind i forgot Rothwell vs. Struve
retro- August 6, 2009 at 7:15 pm
for fans of MMA a lotta you guys have no clue what you're talking about....

The second I saw "UFC's unbeatable offer" I knew something was up. DW has been talking trash on Fedor for years now...all of a sudden he's going to offer him $30 million dollars for 6 fights?? Fedor has ALWAYS said that the UFC and DW don't treat their fighters like human beings....this is not new. UFC knew they couldn't get Fedor without giving in to his needs, so instead they create this public smear campaign against him to make them look more credible and make him look like some stupid russian.

And yes, Fedor is more popular overseas. Back in pride they used to have tens of thousands of people at their events.....look up the most attended UFC event....it doesn't even come close. Vladimir Putin has attended Fedor's sambo matches.....that'd be like Barrack Obama sitting front row at a Brock Lesnar wrestling match....

Fedor IS the best HW in the world, hands down. All you UFC fanboys talking trash on him have only fallen victim to DW's publicity scam and should think about removing your heads from your asses. If any of you think for a second that Fedor doesn't fight top competition, or he's ducking Brock, you need to find a new sport to watch.

In a nutshell....here's whats happened.... UFC knows Fedor is the top HW in the world, THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN FEDOR FIGHTING BROCK because if Lesnar loses to him his hype will take a huge blow, they just finalized this money gold mine in him, so instead of offering Fedor what he's worth to make Lesnar and the rest of their mediocre HW's look stupid...they offer him the same old contract that he's denied before and instead attack his credibility to make their HW class look better. Wake up and stop actin like you know something.
tallkitchenbags- August 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm
brock was given a title shot because it put asses into chairs and PPV revenue into DW's pockets. the UFC is a business.

i'm not denigrating lesnar, he will wipe the mat with any of the current ufc heavies, he was just pushed along prematurely because he was a known, profitable entity. he has stepped up his game, learned from his early mistakes and wants to fight the best opponents. after he destroys the winner of cain/ carwin who's left? rothwell? hahaahaha.

godsloneranger- August 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm
@thescott

Well for starters Werdum is not 1-1. He has beat big names before. He was on a nice win streak in the ufc (more than brock by the way) before knocked out by santos. Has been in mma over a year has more than 3 fights under his belt.

About the ufc isnt dana always saysing if they do this do than win this then they earn a title shot! I was under the impression Dana made the decision who got the shots based on wins/oppoents/and how good they won. Werdum was offered the title shot before Fedor signed. As to why Fedor doesn't get the shot IMO they want to build him up I guess but I feel Fedor should for sure have the first title shot over werdum but werdum has dont 1,000 times more thank Brock to earn shot. Werdum tapped out allistar.

Now thescott please explain to me why deserved a title shot after beating a guy with a 2-6 record losing to frank mir and beating a one-eyed heath herring and getting a title shot?
One Two- August 6, 2009 at 6:45 pm
co promotion dipshits where do you think the real money is? Why fight for peanuts in the UFC for some asshole you don't like who doesn't like or respect you so you can buy him a new jet and the fertitas can buy some new slot machines for their casinos. UFC profits I'd say about 10% goes to the fighters. Fuck em fedor made the right decision here and StrikeForce has the Stronger HW division now. Suck it UFC fanboys.
thescott13- August 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm
godsloneranger please explain how brock doesnt deserve a title shot so u bash the ufc.. but fedor signs with a company handing werdum a title shot...not to mention they say fedor doesnt get a title shot but he is the pound for pound champion ...and yet fedor made the right choice? I like mir and i too like carwin and hope beats brock but its a buisness and brock equals money...
Noize- August 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm
Fedor is such a joke, whens the last time he's fought someone that mattered ??? I doubt Dana/UFC are lieng to the mma world about the offer, you can say what you want but dw/ufc generally give a fuck about mma/its fighters. As for people complaining about $$ I don't feel sorry for anyone who fights 2-4 times a yr and is a millionaire. The few elite suspects not in the ufc wont get my support, i dont want to support 2 -3 ppv a month just b/c i love mma
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