It is being reported that Fedor is going to part ways from M1. He initally signed with the new organization, but now ina efw days will part ways with him. Ouch! That hurts. What exactly does this mean? It means the UFC has a second chance. It also seems Fedor is willing to listen to the UFC and Dana is willing to talk. However, Dana publicalyl said again he does not think Fedor is even close to the top heavyweight fighter and thinks Randy would demolish him. I don’t know if that is the way to get Fedor to sign. Maybe reverse psychology will work. I believe this is a must sign right now for the UFC. The heavyweight divison is depleting. I believe with signing Fedor, Dana could lock up two of it’s other top fighters for a long term deal in Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski. Everyone wants to fight Fedor. Also, the potential of the Randy vs. Fedor fight seems compelling. I don’t know how it would work exactly with Nogueira and the interim title, but I would hope for it. I am guessing that Randy could step in and fight Nogueira if the UFC signs Fedor and then win or loose we could see the Fedor/Randy dream fight.
Here is a bit of advice….The UFC is near loosing some of it’s old guard popular fighters. Matt Hughes is on the way out, Tim Sylvia is on the way out, Andrei Arlovski isn’t what he used to be, Randy Couture is out, Chuck Liddell isn’t getting younger, Tito wants out. The UFC despertley needs some new blood that will attract a large fan base. They have a few guys that can (Georges St. Pierre, B.J. Penn, Forrest Griffin). Fedor could be that guy. He could bring a fan base in the U.S. and worldwide like no one else in the world can. He is a great investment. I would offer him the world. He is worth more than any other fighter. Give him a shot Dana, please. Here is your chance to fix your biggest blunder. I wonder though how much will Dana’s ego get in the way?