White: Fedor's manager must #@$% himself to sleep at night


In the last 10 years, the sport's greatest fighters have all entered the Octagon, with one exception - Fedor Emelianenko.

UFC president Dana White along with partner Lorenzo Fertitta spent months negotiating with Emelianenko's manager, business partner and advisor Vadim Finkelstein, but in the end, Fedor lost three in Strikeforce, won three in Russia and Japan, and then retired.

White was asked this weeekend about the UFC 's plans in Russia, and an offer from Vadim.

"I'm ready to talk and work." said Vadim in a recent interview. "I'm ready to give them my champions if we can come to an agreement."

Don't expect an M-1 Global and UFC alliance this month.

"That's cool of him. So now Fedor's retired, M-1 Global didn't work and now he's open to working with us? He's a smart dude," said White. "Vadim blew it in every way possible that you could blow it.  We went there, we made Fedor an incredible offer and M-1 was a part of that whole thing cause I don't know how that whole relationship works, but if he would have come in and he would have fought—he would have made a lot of money."

"That dude must f—-ing go to bed every night and lay down and just motherf--- himself until he falls asleep." said White of Finkelstein. "Seriously. he must. I don't even know how it's possible how he couldn't."

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Kanabull site profile image  

5/1/13 5:06 PM by Kanabull

I agree. Just because he was "past his prime" does not mean he was not still good.Calling him a can crusher is also really lame, and not to mention horribly disrespectful to the hardcore early NHB veterans that Fedor was facing. Dan Severn was a can crusher. Fedor never came out and fought someone making their pro debut.Most opponents Fedor faced early in his career had far more experience than him. And this was back in 2000 when there were no real credible rankings established. People were pretty much fighting whoever wanted to step into the ring/cage. There were very few fighters like Fedor, Nogueira, Igor, etc at HW who had extremely impressive records. Fedor fought and beat most of them.Age caught up with Coleman, Couture, Chuck, Tito, Penn, Nogueira, Cro Cop, etc.Captain Retrospects get some perverse pleasure out of saying they knew he was never any good because he lost a few fights at age 35.

Dodge135 site profile image  

5/1/13 6:48 AM by Dodge135

Dana still doesn't get that going on a tirade disrespecting Fedor and his manager in the media before, during and after a negotiation doesn't go down well in Russia.

time traveling 12er site profile image  

5/1/13 4:03 AM by time traveling 12er

If Dana White is reading this.  I know he never mentions how much the offer to fedor was and likely never will.  But knowing what he's been paid, would this have been his largest single payday?

Enemies site profile image  

5/1/13 4:01 AM by Enemies

Gotcha, thanks. I've never heard of that before. They really should've put another - though! :PI read it as That dude must fucking go to bed every night and lay down and just motherfuck himself until he falls asleep. Didn't register as anything that made sense. :P

Doem site profile image  

4/30/13 11:13 PM by Doem

There are only two answerers to the puzzle. either Vlad is/was a delusional idiot who vastly overestimated his influence and underestimated the benefits of managing his fighters in the UFC, or he was laundering money and or/was controlled by the mob.He loses only if the answer to question is #1. If its #2 then he could probably care less.

hogh20 site profile image  

4/30/13 10:43 PM by hogh20

Great, Fedor had a lot of problems with him, didn't he?

hogh20 site profile image  

4/30/13 10:02 PM by hogh20

Obviously you are a fucking retard. Nothing you post matters.

stonepony site profile image  

4/30/13 9:41 PM by stonepony

Zuffa slave. *derp*Yeah, M1 made him free, by locking him out of the organization that every single other fighter was desperate to compete in. M1 made him free, by costing him probably $10m. Good call. Brilliant.Kudos to the Pride fighters who stepped up to fight in the UFC despite knowing they would probably struggle. They didn't hide in irrelevant 2nd tier organizations.

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4/30/13 9:35 PM by stonepony

Everybody who left Pride and left roid-Island, was instantly a shadow of their former self. Anderson was a young fighter who hadn't developed yet, he's the exception.Funny listening to people claiming that Fedor was old and washed up before he even turned 30.

lefthooktoface site profile image  

4/30/13 8:49 PM by lefthooktoface

Fedor FIRST started showing signs of aging in the Arlovski fight IMOFedor was still able to keep winning, thats how good he was,But it finally started to catch up to him several fights later.Fedor was WAY past his prime versus WerdumFedor STILL could have won the fight if he fought smart thoughFedor was even in worse condition for the Hendo fightFedor was still beating the shit out of Hendo though. Fedor got too careless going for the finishIf Fedor fought smart he could have picked Hendo apartStill, Fedor lost to THREE bad ass fighters at the VERY tail end of his careerIts not like he lost to Takese and Chonan during his prime physical years LOL