I’m tempted to leave this without commentary (with a little added boldness for emphasis:
“The UFC treats me better than Pride. I don’t know what their [PRIDE] problem was but they wouldn’t promote me at all, they cheated me out of money from dolls and t-shirts, not paying me… when my contract was up and we were negotiating and I wanted more money and they were telling me ‘oh, but you’re a nobody.’ This was after I had fought in the Grand Prix and beat Igor Vovchanchyn. Even after I went to that K-1 fight and represented them in K-1, they were mad I won that K-1 fight! Just stuff like that… Igor Vovchanchyn, I got two weeks notice [for the fight]. Ninja, two weeks notice. It was bad. The tournaments were fixed. They said they drew numbers from a hat. It was all set up for Wanderlei to win. It was really bad. Even in some fights they would stand you up when you were winning, different stuff like that.”
Yeah, it’s the same guy that said the UFC treated him like shit after taking him back post-freak out and then offering him the choice between a title shot and a coaching gig on TUF. It’s the same guy that dipped on fighting Rashad to make movies and was an ass to other fighters on the show. And yeah, I posted him dumping on PRIDE recently. I’m really, truly not trying to instigate a flame war here. Hear me out.
I feel like nobody appreciates where MMA is today. And dammit all to hell, I’m not going to be afraid to say that I do.