Fedor would have lost to any HW fighter in the UFC? Good joke, very old, but still a good one.
Nevermind, some people never learn and they will forever think that Fedor was afraid of the UFC hahaha.
Yes yes, whatever you say champ.
Brock's skills are still very underrated. He was basically a gorilla with great wrestling. Considering when he started mma, and that he was immediately thrown to the wolves he did incredible. The man won the title for crying out loud. Would Fedor have caught him with something? Very good chance of it, Fedor is tough, and well rounded. Would there have been any chance of Brock donkey konging him? Yes, and that's true of anyone Brock faced. I'm not insulting either man. They are both amazing in their own way. Fedor probably beats Couture 8 out of 10 times.
The Alvarez situation was completely different from the couture situation. Alvarez had fought out his contract. Bjorn publically said he would make one last offer to eddie and then let leave. Eddie then turned down the offer and signed with the Ufc. Bjorn decided to match after he publically said he wouldn't.
Couture tried to leave the ufc while under contract.
At the end of the day we are fans of the sport. We speculate, IMO, and are all a fanboy of some sort. The fighters are the sports
product. Their what the companies sell to us. Imagine a car designer for Ford takes his new Mustang design and sells it to Chrysler.
This is a business for the promoters and the fighters are its commodity. There is a reason Zuffa could buy Pride, WEC, and Strikeforce.
Also why they could afford to stop Affliction. We may not agree with it but they run a solid business. DW used to compliment Bellator's business model.