THIS IS NOT A JOKE. THIS IS REAL.
Oh Fedor, why do you continue to make me cry? Latest news from the M1 camp is they’re making a reality show where 16 contestants compete for the right to fight the champion. Hmm … sounds kinda familiar, although the stupid advert for it claims this is ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘nothing like this has ever been seen before on American television before’.
I don’t think I have to go over the standard talking points on how Fedor is quickly becoming a joke. Honestly, this whole “Why isn’t Fedor fighting the best?” situation has gone from being somewhat debatable to completely farcical. At this point I don’t care who’s to blame for being unable to put Fedor in the ring with someone who’s not a complete joke. Is it the UFC for not being flexible with their contracts? Is it M1 for trying to cash Fedor in using a TUF clone? Is it Fedor for not taking a more active role in pursuing the best (say, like Randy Couture kinda has in a really dumb but probably honest way)?
At this point, I don’t fucking care any more. I’m done with the blame game. In fact, I’m just done with Fedor all together. Until he signs to fight a top 5 heavyweight opponent, he’s no longer getting the benefit of the doubt from me. This guy is starting to embody all of the reasons people hate boxers : they let business get in the way of fighting the best.