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DREAM wants Fedor/Crocop 2 for NYE

It’s super Japan day here at fightlinker, where half the stories are all about Japan. Kinda. Sorta. This one involves the UFC too because it’s about Fedor.

Basically, the peeps running DREAM have stated their goal of having Mirko Crocop fight Fedor for this year’s NYE show. While it’s not really that surprising to hear, it does have implications beyond the obvious since that would put the kaibosh on Fedor fighting in the UFC.

I know there’s been some shit floating around that the UFC is trying to arrange a 1-fight deal with Fedor, but let’s take a second to analyze that rumor. It was originally posted on, which isn’t exactly a reputable source. They fail on pretty much every moral level: 10,000 ads, they rarely if ever credit their sources, they often claim other site’s quotes and interviews as their own, and they have a history of writing misleading posts in order to get links to maximize traffic. Add on the fact that none of the really solid news sites even bothered to address this site’s claim and I’d say you can safely dismiss it.

Dana White isn’t going to be able to sign Fedor to an exclusive deal because Fedor has been saying for over 2 years now that he won’t agree to such a deal. And while it’s a nice fantasy to imagine Dana would bend the rules to make Fedor/Randy happen in the UFC, my bet is he’s perfectly happy letting those two fight for HDNet and seeing how much money Mark Cuban loses. Besides, the latest news from Randy is that he’s no longer willing to fight Fedor in the UFC.

If this was a magic 8 ball, then “All signs point to No”. Sure, we all want to see Fedor in the UFC, if only to see how he fares against consistant top-level opponents. But I just don’t think it’s going to happen.

  • kentyman says:

    I was happy to hear Randy in that interview say he’d prefer the cage. I still think that would be the deciding factor if/when they fight.

  • Fightlinker Jackal says:


  • garth says:

    the only wildcard for Dana White is if the Fertittas want to sell, which is a rumor going around (or was) as well. If they say let’s GTFO, a super mega-fight, even if it means losing “brand equity” (fucking advertising buzzwords kill my innerchild with arsenic) would bump the sales price they could demand, esp. if they pull in some obscene amount of PPV buys.

  • Lifer says:

    1. i want to see fedor’s gnp with elbows allowed
    2. imagine cro cop beats fedor on NYE. this is the type of opponent cro cop would get all excited for and we’ll see OWGP mirko so i think it’s entirely possible. after dropping his fights in uFC then beating fedor = no fedor ever, ever, ever appearing in UFC. actually they might let him be a contestant on TUF.

  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo says:

    I think Dana will sign Fedor to a one fight deal and match him up with Chuck Liddell as a massive FUCKYOU RANDY from Zuffa. That would be hilarious

  • FRANKIE says:

    What consistently top-level competition is there in the UFC heavyweight division that Fedor hasn’t already kicked the shit out of repeatedly?

  • Lifer says:

    they should let fedor armbar cock chestnar!

  • danaunclefesterwhite says:

    Fedor vs Cro Cop 2 could turn out to be a disaster. If Cro Cop, god forbid, wins, the UFC nuthuggers will start using their MMAmath to justify saying that Fedor is a can because he lost to Cro Cop, who lost to Kongo and Gonzaga. But Fedor is a bad style matchup for Cro Cop so Fedor should win that fight. Also if Cro Cop loses to Fedor, it doesn’t hurt his image because it’s expected that Fedor would beat him again.

  • danaunclefesterwhite says:

    Not that I wouldn’t enjoy seeing Fedor vs Cro Cop II. But I fear what the implications of a Cro Cop win would be with the legions of UFC nuthuggers ruling the MMA internets these days.

  • MJC_123 says:

    Lets hope Randy is released and then Fedor signs for UFC, fighting eternally on the prelims against Brock Lesnar….everyshow….then one day when Lesnar finally beats Fedor, after going 30 straight losses he gets the title shot.

  • Dick Hicks says:

    If Cuban does it, he will figure out a way to make money. The guy is pretty good at math. I’d rather see HDNet Fights get that fight than some piss ant org that won’t be around in a year. Long live Art of War!