I think they'd be willing to relent on the Sambo tourney, but if Fedor truly wants to be an unrestricted free agent to fight for M1 while he's contracted with the UFC, he's insane. I've heard multiple interviews with the guy and he always says "it's too restrictive", so I think there's a lot of truth to what Lorenzo is saying in his interview on the subject. There's no way the UFC would/should let him fight in Japan on NYE while he's under contract, or any other MMA organization for that matter. Sambo tourney... meh... and I really think the UFC would let him do that if it were the only thing preventing him.
Let's not forget, folks... Fedor and his managers are commies. ;)