Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE
Great fighter but I don't see his business decisions being that great. SF hasn't done anything for his career. Dana is no more shady than any other promoter in the world, I mean what about Pride? Shady! SF promoted him big as the best in the world only for him to beat a rookie and get subbed in the 1st in his 2nd fight. He didn't reject the UFC based on his class, he got rejected by the UFC based on the fact that UFC didn't want to co-promote, SF picked him up based on their desperation and it hasn't helped them one bit, so that's a two way street. Why would they? Great fighter, poor businessman.
Agreed and to me his management is about as shady as people seem to think Ed Soares is.
As a person you can look up to Fedor but its not like hes the only role model in MMA. I suppose we all have our heros but for me Fedor isn't one of them.
In regards to the thread title we need fighters to continue evolving with the sport. How they elect to carry themselves out of the ring is another story but in all honesty I care more about what they do in the ring. This is what I spend my all mighty dollar on.
If I need a religious role model im sure I can look beyond the scope of the MMA community.