Originally Posted by rivethead
If dana is 1/10 the business man he gets credit for, he absolutely mends fences and signs Fedor to a one-shot vanity fight for a card in Russia.
There would be nothing to lose but a grudge if Fedor wasn't fighting anyone relevant to a HW title shot. There would be zillions of Russians to gain if zuffa were to do it. Bring back Randy, or lesnar or something like that. Something that would be fun, but ultimately wouldn't matter. If Fedor wins, he doesn't win anything but a vanity fight. If he loses, he loses.
But zuffa would be rolling in rubles. or euros, or whatever they're using over there now.
Yes, exactly what I was gonna add to my post until I saw yours.
One shot deal, to sell to the Russian crowd. My choices, however, would be Arlovski rematch, or possibly ask Anderson Silva (if he is retired at this point) to come back and setup a fight between p4p legends.
Perhaps sign Aleks to a one fight deal against a guy like Kongo, or Tim Sylvia (if the UFC wishes to give him a one fight deal as well).