There’s nothing I hate more than shit like this:
STV: Who would you like to fight?
Fedor: I would like to fight champions in other MMA organization like Randy Couture, Gabriel Gonzaga and champions of UFC, Cage Rage and IFL etc.
Let’s get something straight, Fedor: if you wanted to fight the big guns, you could have. IN THE UFC. Guys outside the UFC who call out UFC fighters drive me nuts, especially guys who had the option of fighting in the UFC but decided not to. Nick Diaz had the opportunity to head back to the UFC. Instead he signed a long term deal with ProElite and now enjoys safe harbor as he talks smack on all the UFC guys he thinks he could beat. Matt Lindland does the same … he consistantly says he’d love to kick Anderson Silva’s ass, but he refuses to consider any kind of deal with the UFC that would be exclusive.
Hey, sure: all these guys have their reasons for not wanting to be in the UFC. Nick is still pissed that Dana White tried to get him on Blind Date. Lindland would have to take a pay cut until he proved himself again in the Octagon. And there are countless guys like Frank Shamrock who just fucking hate Dana White and will never come back no matter what. But for fuck’s sake, stop ‘challenging’ guys you’re not going to fight. It’s just lame.