I know I am gonna get raped and flamed to death for this but I called this months ago on a thread saying Fedor was the greatest. I said something like, Nogiera (sp) was washed up even though he was the UFC heavyweight champ! When fedor joins the UFC (as imperfects as it is) and beats everyone in his division and stops making excuses why he is not joining then he can be considered the greatest but for now he looks like he's avoiding the challengers and is fighting the has beens. He'll get the respect he deserves when he stops running. He can always go back to sambo after he loses and gets tossed from the UFC like everyone eventually will. The UFC will last longer than his career! If the contracts are fine for many of the greatest fighters in the world....I'm sure Fedor can live with the contract for a few years. And don't tell me he doesn't have to! If he wants to be taken seriously and if he really the greatest he can come in and clean up then leave and go back to Sambo and Affliction and his other pet projects! I acknowledge he looks good but he also looks like he is hiding. Put up or shut up! Flame Away.