While Randy Couture was nowhere to be seen in Stockholm Saturday afternoon, another one of Dana White’s mortal enemies managed to make it inside the Globe Arena just fine. Vadim Finkelstein, M-1 Global president and Fedor mis-manager extraordinaire, was spotted during the broadcast sitting a few rows behind Stefan Struve. But don’t read too much into it! Nothing to see here folks!
[D]espite Finkelstein’s cageside seats, which are typically reserved for VIP guests, White said at the post-fight press conference that he didn’t know Finkelstein attended the show or why he was there.
“I think he’s stalking me,” White joked. “I don’t know why he was here. We don’t really talk and hang out, you know what I mean?”
It only takes the smallest of signs for ‘Fedor to the UFC?’ rumors to get going, and Vadim showing up cageside is slightly bigger than small. As for Dana saying there’s nothing to it, why should we believe him on this one after he admitted that ‘really bad’ meeting with Brock Lesnar last year actually went ‘really well’? Perhaps it was Opposite Day or he had his fingers crossed when he told reporters that one, but it’s evidence that Dana White isn’t above straight up lying to keep the cat in the bag on big deal negotiations.
That lie was about Fedor too … specifically Brock vs Fedor at Cowboys Stadium, which didn’t happen because God told Fedor to retire or something. So maybe now God has told Fedor ‘Go make an assload of money on American pay per view.’ That may be wishful thinking, but it’s always possible when there’s this much money just waiting to be made.