M-1 Global’s Jerry Millen expresses his strong opinion of UFC president Dana White and his unwillingness to work with Fedor, MMA websites.
December 2, 2008 at 2:56 am
I think if Fedor beats aa in a devastating way then the ufc will reconsider. It would be cool to see the ufc put on some shows in russia. I don't see how it would hurt them to co-promote a show there.
I have to say this though, these guys who say dana is bad for mma have never accomplished what the ufc has accomplished in mma. I'm not sure if i respect this dudes opinion about this issue just yet.
December 2, 2008 at 3:22 am
Yea Anderson Silva, GSP, and BJ Penn should all be ranked better pound for pound fighter based on the past 3 years or so. Fedor at best should be number four……at best. Anderson Silva is definitely number one. I dont really know how anyone could argue that based on the past 3 or 4 years.
December 2, 2008 at 3:54 am
The UFC will never get Fedor unless they own the contract with him and the UFC doesn not allow their fighters to fight outside the UFC while under contract..which Fedor has always insisted on being able to in his contracts so i just dont see this happening and plus the UFC doesnt need Fedor they are doing just fine without him…its not going to hurt the UFC by not signing him Fedor is just like every other fighter in the end result and is simply not worth the 2 million per fight contract he wants with the UFC fuck he isnt even getting that anywhere else.
December 2, 2008 at 3:55 am
Yes Silva is number one for now most definetly and Fedor is top 5 tops based upone the last 4 years.
December 2, 2008 at 4:22 am
fedor is thebest p4p fighter in the world. and dana white is the biggest jackass in mma.
December 2, 2008 at 4:30 am
the ufc dosn't need fedor and fedor dosn't need the ufc, plus the best hw's are not in the ufc.
December 2, 2008 at 7:26 am
Fedor is probably the best HW but not p4p best. There's still a few top HWs he has not fought and might have trouble with. U can't say the same for Silva, GSP, or BJ. That's what p4p means. There's not 1 MW that can even last against Silva when he tries his best. Many HWs have got the distance with Fedor and still plenty of HWs yet to fight him. If people do consider him the p4p best then it's because of his record which is padded like crazy! He's fought guys that aren't even true MMA fighters and not top guys.
December 2, 2008 at 8:05 am
I agree that Fedor is the top heavyweight in the world but in my opinion GSP is the p4p based on the last 3 years.
Its funny how he says 'im not saying that cos i work for Fedor' if he works for M1 doesn't fedor work for him. I think that proves that Fedor is the only thing they care about.
Jerry Millen is a polite version of dana white, calling him out to the show, it reminds me of the wwf/wcw days when Eric Bischoff called out Vince Mcmahon.
This is the first time i have heard him speak i dont really like his attitude. Maybe he is M1's version of Dana.
December 2, 2008 at 8:10 am
I completely agree its as if it truly is sacreligous to doubt anything about fedor, I don't doubt that he is the best hw however, bj, gsp, silva. Have truly fought the best their weight class has to offer. When u say p4p I guess yeah fedor could beat any of them in a fight because he is much larger. The domination that bj and silva have displayed though to me puts them ahead of him until after he fights the rest of the hw's in affliction and beats them and if nog beats lesnar at that point yeah then he is top or in a two or three way tie. I guess it just comes down to the fact that lw, ww, not as much mw are much deeper weight classes around the globe.which is not fedor's fault. Though still in the end it is all about opinion.
December 2, 2008 at 8:12 am
i would never agrue who is top p4p between bj gsp fedor silva, put who you want up there and its a matter of opinion.but there is some things you brought up 1. fedor really hasn't lost to anyone where bj gsp and silva all have lost. 2 i would say that bj and gsp have pretty much fought the best out there but silva(who i think is the best mw) has not really fought the top mw's other than dan and rich i think he would beat alot of the top mw's but he hasn't done it like you said fedor hasn't.
December 2, 2008 at 10:03 am
I know Anderson silva is up with the top p4p fighters but i think a main thing to take in to acount when talking about p4p is the calibre of the opponents the guys have beat. Similar to fedor, the talent pool in middleweight is not as deep as the others. Again like Zalbag said, its not their fault.
December 2, 2008 at 10:08 am
Dude needs to stop eating garlic before an interview. After the 3rd burp I had to quit watching it. The UFC has 3 of the top 4 P4P fighters, they don't Fedor.
December 2, 2008 at 11:39 am
The UFC doesn't give a crap about what mma fans want. They don't care if any one fighter fights for them or not. Fighters are expendable to the UFC. They build their brand and plug whichever fighter they choose into it. They don't care if they don't have Fedor because he sucks. He's overrated blah,blah,blah. The UFC is in control of the US mma market. They are not going to take a chance on ANYTHING upsetting the apple cart. Their building an empire that doesn't require acquiring the best available fighters in the world. I love mma. I want to see Fedor vs the UFC. Dana doesn't care. All they care about is gate sales and ppv buys. If they can get it buy inflating their stable of fighters and degrading the rest of the mma world the US market deserves what it will get. Everybody keeps saying Fedor NEEDS to fight in the UFC to ?earn? his status as an elite fighter. Well I think the UFC needs Fedor to prove its heavyweight division is worth a crap. History already has Fedor as the best ever. He doesn't need anybody. Jerry came off as jerk to me too. Not as bad as dana but maybe he'll grow into his role over time.
December 2, 2008 at 2:49 pm
Luke hit it on the head that Millen is the polite Dana White. Its all business for those guys regardless. Business aside Anderson Silva is the best P4P and he'll prove that when he KO's GSP before he retires. Fedor is the best heavyweight. I have a ton of respect for Brock but right now Fedor will kill that guy.
December 3, 2008 at 7:35 am
Some good points made here!… My issue with Dana White is on the the way he disrespects Fedor in public (White has No Class)… Let's face it – IF the UFC signed Fedor tomorrow White and everyone else involved with the UFC would be calling him the Best MMA fighter in history!
The way Fedor disposed of Big Tim in 30 seconds was a bigwake up call…
He is the best HW in the world – He has a COMPLETE MMA skill set and is as fast as lightning.. I love Randy Couture but Fedor would have smashed him!!!!
On the Pound for pound debate I put in at No.4 Behind GSP, BJ & Silva…
Having said all this, I understand why White does not want to co-promte – If Fedor beats the UFC HW champ and walks away (Back to M1/Affliction etc) then it would devalue the whole UFC HW division!
December 3, 2008 at 9:24 am
I think co-promotion would work well if some rules were set out first.
For instance if Affliction had their own version of world titles instead of the WAMMA titles, once every few months a holder of a Affliction title fights a holder of a UFC title, make it for the WAMMA belt then whoever loses they are still the champ of their promotion. WAMMA's slogan is "One Belt One King" so if they had the undisputed champion with their belt, anyone with a title from all promotions in the world could put their champions in and maybe this wont end up like boxing with 190 champions in 25 weightclasses (or whatever they have).
December 3, 2008 at 10:35 am
I don't buy into this pound for pound shit! pound for pound is bollocks guess work at best! a big guy deals with a big guy in a certain way the same as a smaller guy deals with a smaller guy! Bj penn is the best light weight Fedor is the best heavyweight etc etc. at the end of the day if everyone was the same the same size, whos to say who would be champion??
December 3, 2008 at 10:49 am
I like your point Zulu, there will never be a way to factually tell who is the best p4p fighter it will always just be opinion. the superfights between Fedor and anyone from 185 on down at a catchweight will never happen. There will never be a quantitative way to tell who the best p4p fighter is during this era of fighters. Maybe one day if its obvious the best two or three fighters are at the same weight. You never heard people talk about having Oscar De La Hoya in his prime fighting Lennox Lewis or who is better..
December 3, 2008 at 11:16 pm
The problem is that now MMA is mainstream. There is more money involved with catering to the casual fan than there is the real fan. Fights are being set up on which match-up will make the most cash. Which "real" fans want to see Pulver vs Faber part 2? The ones that want to see this fight are the same bitches you see driving around with a tapout sticker on their car. Fucking posers.
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