Originally Posted by Vizion
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.
The only place that he needs promotion would be the US. He's a legend in MMA everywhere else. The UFC doesn't have anything to do with his success and fame.
If Dana wants him, really wants him, then he would already be fighting in the UFC. Dana wants the appearance that he wants him, and that's all. Dana doesn't want Fedor to do what Fedor did to Tim and Andre to his top fighters in the Octagon. That's exactly what would happen too.