Whoever bought M-1 is an idiot

Okay, as of right now, 1:35AM EST, no one has been revealed as the mystery shopper who bought M-1 and signed Fedor. Yeah I know, sucks that I time release these posts, but if I’m not asleep between 8am and 5pm I’m stuck doing community service so deal with it! Indecent exposure is such a bullshit charge. How the fuck is masturbating on *your own balcony* indecent exposure? Free society my ass.

Anyways, I’ve been tempted to hold my tongue until the cat’s out of the bag on all this, but I can’t help but say it now: Whoever bought M-1 has more rubles than sense. Haha, a currency joke. I rule.

Let’s take a look at what you’re getting when you buy M-1. You get access to the meh Red Devil fighters that you could have had anyways. You get access to Fedor who you could have gotten anyways. You get a promoter in Vadim Finkelstein who has already freelanced for other companies in the past. And maybe you get something of a roster of fighters, or maybe not. I don’t speak russian and since I’ve never heard of anyone past Fedor actually ‘signed’ to M-1 for more than one off fights, I’ll assume any roster they have is full of no name bezdel’nik and lentyaj.

The only way this mystery buyer could justify this purchase is if they did it just for Fedor. And while that ‘justifies’ it, it also proves that they’re idiots. Has no one learned anything from what’s been happening in the UFC over the past 6 months? Is no one paying attention to the number of PRIDE fighters going into the UFC and getting tooled by mid-level talent? I don’t believe in the PRIDE curse, but there’s a certain amount of truth to the fact that many of it’s fighters aren’t quite as unbeatable as we all once thought.

If the mystery buyer bought the company to gain a competent promoting partner, that’s fucking stupid too. Finkelstein may be able to put together a slick event in Moscow using his shady government connections, but the day you put him in charge of overseeing an event in the States is the day you’re gonna see a worse promotional disaster than K1 Dynamite, followed by the uranium poisoning of Armando Garcia. At least there’s one positive thing that would come out of that.

I could go on for hours and hours, but I hate directing all my rage towards some anonymous target. Hopefully sometime this weekend we’ll know who the shmuck is who bought this lemon and we can all point and laugh together.

  • http://FiveOuncesOfPain.com Sam Caplan

    Ryan:
    Actually, the promoter for the “new” M-1 won’t be Finkelstein. He’ll remain as a consultant but they’ve hired a recognizable name in the industry to handle promoting.
    And sorry to hear about your charge. Next time just sit in a chair and put a blanket over yourself.

  • http://www.mmanews.com Rory

    Mark Cuban.

  • kentyman

    Sam’s giving masturbation advice. Awesome.

    Could this be the start of a whole new website? http://fivefingersofpleasure.com/, or somesuch?

  • Cyrus

    Why do you keep talking about pride guys getting tooled? PRIDE GUYS HOLD 40% OF YOUR PRIZED UFC BELTS. Given the low number of pride guys who’ve migrated over to the UFC, that’s pretty good. There’s 10′s of UFC underperformers for every Pride one. And, now Randy left because he couldn’t fight THE pride guy. Nobody’s an idiot. You’re just way too focused on the UFC… or, just American fighting in general. The world’s changing, Brody. Everybody fucking hates Dana.

  • DJ Hapa

    Cyrus, Silva wasn’t a Pride fighter. He fought very few fights there. The UFC has brought in the best of Pride and the best have been mowed down like daisies.

  • http://yahoo.com Jonathan

    I have a theory that the Pride guys record in the UFC would be almost the same as if the UFC guys fought in Pride…kind of like people are most likely to win where they have fought most.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    cyrus: So Randy would be considered a RINGS fighter?

  • pf

    the UFC bought it. try wearing a parka

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    i think i can say, without any trace of a doubt, that there is no way within twenty feet for someone to not notice you masturbating if you’re in plain view. it’s like…it’s like trying to take a shit while someone’s looking you in the eye. you won’t be able to fake like you’re not doing it. you can’t toss the ham javelin without people noticing. it’s too fundamental an event. if you’re taking little timmy thumb to meet rosy palm and her four daughters at sausage junction, you’re going to be noticed.
    One of the best terms for jerking off ever: shaking hands with the unemployed. Gomedy cold

  • ted dibiase

    please ban garth from posting. my IQ lowers everytime i read his rants.

    Putin bought M1. hes locking up all the Russian assets.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    We love Garth here .. your IQ dropping might be due to something unrelated ;-)

  • Cyrus

    garth/DJ Hapa: wtf are you talking about – I’m pretty sure he had maybe 5 or 6 fights in Pride. And – you can’t call out the: Oh Anderson Silva’s not really a pride guy… kinda bullshit. I could call Matt Hughes that “extreme challenge guy” instead of a “UFC Guy” maybe I’m a Sherdog guy instead of a Fightlinker guy because I used to read that shit.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    I guess the point is these guys were brought in from PRIDE based on their amazing performances in that organization. Guys like Anderson Silva made his name in PRIDE but it was their continued success in Cage Rage that got led him to a UFC contract. Same with Rampage … if he hadn’t looked so good against Matt Lindland in the WFA i doubt he would have been picked up by the UFC.
    I think the whole ’cause and effect’ relationship of Pride fighters in the UFC is flawed … they aren’t sucking because they’re pride fighters and they aren’t sucking because pride sucks. But there’s nothing wrong with making the casual observation that Shogun and Mirko were like the biggest guns in PRIDE and now they’ve both sucked it up in the UFC. That’s just a fact :-p

  • ajadoniz

    i’m an economist and demand more currency jokes! Work in inflation next time.

  • maafaka

    linker, i love you but…youve surely havent seen the WFA page/law bout…this was nuthin but a fluke and god knows i hate linlands guts…
    Oh and, Jonathan, i kinda dig your theory

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Yeah I saw it … how can a 15 minute fight be considered a fluke? Rampage deserved to win that one … he would have won even better if he was concentrating more on protecting his position and scoring points rather than being flashy and going for his slam. That shows how he evolved with Dan Henderson … that Rampage was the more patient collected rampage, and he won by a very clear margin in that one.

  • Rollo the Cat

    Oh no, not again. If Rampage nbeat Lindland it was by a narrow margin. Same with the Hendo fight. Both were extremelt close and I thought Jackson won mainly with the cheap-flurry-at-the-end-to-impress-the-judges trick.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    LIKE ZOMG YOU’RE SO TOTALLY WRONG RAMPAGE TOTALLY WON THOSE FIGHTS. THE JUDGES SAID IT AND EVERYTHING

  • marshal

    Yep M-1, burn it to memory. That’s where Fedor’s sack currently resides.

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