Cro Cop Talks Why Fedor Doesn't Come To The UFC

From the UFC 103 conference call:

“I don’t know (why he didn’t sign with the UFC),” Filipovic said on the UFC 103 media conference call. “I like Fedor very much as a fighter and a man. To tell the truth, I don’t know him enough that I could say anything more…. I don’t know if somebody controls him, if he has the power to express his wishes to go wherever he wants. Maybe he has to do what some other people tell him to do. I don’t know. I don’t know the situation, but I really don’t understand his attitude. I really don’t know why he doesn’t want to enter the UFC…. I know the UFC offered him the best possible deal to date. They offered him much more than DREAM or Strikeforce can offer. I think he should (have taken) the shot, but what are his reasons? I don’t know. I don’t think he’s afraid of someone, but maybe he just wants to keep his perfect score. Maybe he thinks the competition in the UFC is too tough; I don’t know. I think he should come (to the UFC), but why is he not there? I don’t know. I respect his wishes, but I would definitely like to see him there.”