If you can sit there and pretend like the name ‘Vadim Finkelstein’ doesn’t sound like some end boss on Castlevania, then you need to reevaluate your childhood. Fedor’s recent contract negations has led conspiracy theorists to develop complex scenarios in which M-1 Global would take over the Strikeforce brand in international markets. There’s a reason why tinfoil hats were invented, as I simply can’t see how that will happen in this recent incarnation of Strikeforce. In an interview with Allboxing.ru, Vadim Finkelstein gives a brief explanation why we will never see Cain Velasquez vs. Fedor.
“It’s stupidity. We are not conducting such negotiations. Right now we are in active negotiations with Showtime on a contract extension, and perhaps we will renew it. But the UFC does not offer such opportunities and imposes its monopoly conditions. They believe that everyone SHOULD Be in the UFC.”
“We would love to fight with Lesnar, and Velasquez and all but why should we give up all these undertakings, all the years spent on Fedor’s development will go to them? Fedor did not grow in the UFC, right? So why should he go to the UFC?
“Fedor is now ready to fight. He is 34, he feels fine and is ready to work. He is ready to sign a contract for five or six fights, and do the job very well. He always says he’s ready to act. We need to protect our interests. “
If you’re still wondering what’s going on with Fedor vs. Werdum II, then don’t worry, you’re not the only one. The only confirmation we have is ‘the fight will…maybe take place’. I think it’s safe to say that we all just want to see Fedor fight, regardless of location. The term ‘contract negotiations’ is synonymous with the name ‘Fedor’, and that is such an incredibly sad statement — because it’s absolutely true. [Source]