In most recent reports, since Affliction has folded due to Barnett failing a drug test, Fedor has been looking for a new home. The last time UFC tried to pick him up in 2007 it failed because they would not allow him to compete in Sambo tournaments while under contract. The NEW contract that was drafted consisted of -30 million over 6 fight -Freedom to compete in Sambo -First fight title shot And his manager made him turn it down because UFC would not co-promote with M-1 Global. To break it down to those not well seasoned on mixed martial arts, most champions will defend their title only three times per year, meaning Fedor would have been making 15m a year, plus endorsements, plus his cut of the gate(which based on what Lesnar made, he could be looking at roughly 7.5m a fight) Kobe Bryant only made a little over 17 million in 2006, and this guy is an MMA fighter, a still relatively new sport. I cannot understand how his manager would not let him accept this deal, except for that the manager is affiliated with M-1 and trying to leech off of UFC's name to bring up his own organization.