Originally Posted by Diegonightmare
You're correct; but the money is a big part of it and we knew Timmy wasn't making $800k per fight and the UFC offered Fedor $2mil per fight and he just settled for $300k with Affliction. Sambo or no Sambo.
Didn't they say he lived in an apartment? I don't think money is the driving factor. Representing Russia in Sambo championships and getting non-exclusive contracts so he can compete in MMA seems to be more important to him.
The UFC could have paid him more than anyone else and that ended up meaning nothing.
Fedor will always make enough money to live comfortably no matter who he fights for.