Originally Posted by F34R
Fedor doesn't need to prove anything. He is the best fighter in the world... he's proven that time and time again. He beat two of the UFC heavy weight champs already.
Fedor needs to PROVE he can fight inside the OCTAGON. Everybody wooed on Rua, Wandy, CC, Nog who came from Pride...none of them guys have been all too impressive when nuthuggers salivated at the mere mention of them entering the Octagon.
Fedor has fought and won many great fights, but that doesn't earn him his way about everything. He has already declared himself the UFC HW champ if he thinks the UFC should fold under his will.
Without the UFC Fedor would have far less promotion than he has gotten on his own.
DW is right to negotiate with him on HIS terms.