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    Fedor vs Monson singed for November

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    Fedor vs Monson singed for November

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:38 pm

    So I heard that Monson was going to fight Gonzaga in October, so I wonder whats happening now?

    Fedors people wree after Gonazaga, must have deemed him too hard an opponent... Gonzaga poses a general threat. KO power and Sub skills.

    Monson doesnt have any standup to speak of and I cant see him doing much after the Cormier performance which was the worst ive seen from him for years.

    Sad Monson never made the cut to 205 to revive his career and sad Fedor hasnt any many options outside ZUFFA and didnt even take the toughest fight.
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    Post  Sheldan on Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:04 pm

    A sing off? That's a new step in Fedor's career.
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    Post  rudeboyben84 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:11 pm

    Laughing

    Yep him and Monson in a Karaoke contest and Aleks Rematches a bull on the undercard, not to be missed.
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    Post  Mryzyz on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:01 pm

    But we all know Aleks has the musical talent in that family...

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    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:01 pm

    At least Monson still has a relevance I suppose I think this is Fedor's to lose If keeps this standing he wins this with ease.
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    Post  manschesthair_utd on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:07 am

    easy fight for fedor.
    they decided that gonzaga was too hard?? ben are you just assuming that?
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    Post  rudeboyben84 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:10 am

    Yeah of course I am, but Gonzaga was ready to fight for that date too, and im sure everyone would agree that he is a much harder fight for Fedor than Monson.

    Im not impressed with M-1 over this, I think there are much better fights out there than a guy coming off a career low performance.
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:43 pm

    What a fuck up,such a shame to see where Fedors career has ended up.

    Fedor vs Monson,M-1 have officially run there cash cow dry.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:03 pm

    ?? They'll make MILLIONS off that fight. Fedor is bigger in Russia than any UFC fighter is in America, included Brock.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:05 pm

    rudeboyben84 wrote:Yeah of course I am, but Gonzaga was ready to fight for that date too, and im sure everyone would agree that he is a much harder fight for Fedor than Monson.

    Im not impressed with M-1 over this, I think there are much better fights out there than a guy coming off a career low performance.

    I don't personally. I think Gonzaga is done. At least Monson is still relevant.

    This is the perfect fight for Fedor, hand him someone he can beat and look good in doing so, best way to bring him back after 3 straight losses.
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:18 pm

    Anfields5thKing wrote:?? They'll make MILLIONS off that fight. Fedor is bigger in Russia than any UFC fighter is in America, included Brock.

    How are they going to make millions of that fight,they won't even cover fedor wage he was getting at strikeforce,there are no Russian TV companies willing to fork out on MMA and I don't even know if they'll have this as a PPV,even if it is,i'd bet they wouldn't get 150K buys.


    Fedor bigger than Brock,I think your a mile off the mark with that statement.

    I have read loads of times that one of the reasons they can't fund shows with fedor in russia,is because they can't make it pay,not many know who he is,and no TV stations are willing to support Russian MMA,I've also read statements where fedor himself says one of the things he loves most about staying in Russia is because he can go anywhere subways/trains or just walking down a street without being noticed.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:56 am

    Fedor is a national hero in Russia, and a he's far bigger there than Brock is in America. That's a fact.

    And MMA could make massive money in Russia if there were willing to pay the top fighters to go fight there. The event will make millions, Fedor's salary?? Why would he be paying HIMSELF a salary. He'll just take a big chunk of the profits.

    "there are no Russian TV companies willing to fork out on MMA" and you base this on your extensive knowledge of Russian TV? Or something you read online written by an American who couldn't find Russia if you handed him a map.

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    Post  payneNglory1 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:24 pm

    It's not a fact at all,are you basing this off the fact that he was one of 80 torch bearers that ran 250 meters at the 2008 Olympics Rolling Eyes

    I would say more people around Russia would know Fedor as the guy that fought infront of Putin a few years ago

    Everyone has surely read Interviews with Fedor,where he himself says he can travel most places in Russia without being bothered,there's not a street in the US that Brock could walk down without attracting attention.

    It could of,it should of,but the bottom line is,it just isn't,there just isn't the interest in MMA in Russia at the moment,and that's why M-1 have constantly looked to join the western markets instead of concentrating on cornering an untapped market that they just happen to come from.
    You don't have to read pieces by US journalists to get an Idea that running a big MMA show in Russia just isn't a great Idea,that's why Bodog ST Petersburg bombed,they ran it as a PPV a got nearly zero buys from the Russian public.

    If it's not happened in Russia,especially while there are a team of guys that can only manage to run a couple of small M-1 events there a year,who are heavily invested in MMA,who not only know the ins and outs of the TV side and behind the scenes of running MMA events,but they also have there own stable of fighters ready to fight,aswell as having Russia's biggest MMA star to front it,you know there either isn't the interest,they can't attract a TV provider,they can't attract the sponsors or they just simply can't make a profit from running big shows in Russia.


    I didn't say he was paying himself,I meant that I doubt this show in Russia would even clear the amount of money Fedor was getting from one fight under his Strikeforce contract,never mind make MILLIONS.

    Heres a statement from a Russian journalist,who just happens to work for Russia's largest sports newspaper


    “Emelianenko is a huge star, on par with Sharapova and Ovechkin,” said Pavel Lysenkov, a journalist with Sovietsky Sport, Russia’s premier sports newspaper, referring to the tennis star Maria Sharapova and the N.H.L. star Alexander Ovechkin. (Comparisons with Mike Tyson of the 1980s also abound.)

    “But I’m very surprised that in Russia very few people know him.”

    Lysenkov and others said that this was probably because television coverage of mixed martial arts is practically nonexistent in Russia and that the sport, which came to St. Petersburg in the mid-1990s, remains largely confined to Russia’s northern capital.

    That the sport is not showcased in the Olympics also could detract from its legitimacy in the eyes of many Russians.

    And much of Emelianenko’s popularity problems at home may have to do with the fighter himself: he is nonchalant when it comes to self-promotion, and he lives a cloistered life out of the ring in Stary Oskol, his hometown, which is nearly 300 miles south of Moscow.

    “I like living here at home much better; I like my own city,” Emelianenko, 32, said of the small industrial city where he has lived since age 2 after moving with his family from what was then the Soviet republic of Ukraine.


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