Dana White re-affirmed his desire to sign Fedor on Friday night, but Midsy says Fedor doesn’t share the sentiment:
“My job is to put on the best fighters and to give you, the fans, the fights you want to see,” White said on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas. “I’ve been trying to get Fedor in the UFC. I want it because you want it. Believe me, I’m trying to make it happen.”
However, it’s far from a sure thing that Fedor will sign with the UFC. A source with knowledge of Fedor’s thinking told FanHouse Friday that Fedor would rather sign with Strikeforce than the UFC. Fedor values his independence, and Strikeforce would be willing to give him a deal with much more flexibility than the UFC would provide.
Fedor is running out of places to fight, and more importantly he’s almost out of legit opponents. Before it seemed like good business sense to stay out of the UFC. Now it’s starting to feel like he’s dodging them.