Friday, October 12, 2007

Randy Leaves the UFC

First off, let me say that I'm a Randy fan - who isn't? But WTF, didn't you sign a contract? When you sign a contract you enter into a business relationship. If you sign the dotted line and agree to get paid X amount of dollars for X amount of fights, then that's what you do. If you start arguing about not getting paid enough money to fight, then its nothing but crying like a little kid who doesn't get his way. YOU signed the contract. Why would you expect to get whatever you want whenever you want? No, not even Captain America gets to do that. Your contract is your contract and you signed it. It is really none of your damn business what other people's contracts show.

The reason that seems more understandable to me for Randy having left is the fact that he won't likely be fighting Fedor. Randy wants to fight Fedor, fine. Fedor signs with M1, and now they can't fight. I can understand a fight with Fedor being one of the biggest reasons that Randy is still competing as a professional athlete at 44 years old. If that is what was driving me, I'd probably retire too.

Randy, please get off of the money and respect issues. You signed your contract, you agreed to the money. If a lack of respect is what you're calling Zuffa's lack of desire to pay you more than you agreed to, just stop it. Don't let your career end with an image like this. I hope we haven't heard the last of this issue.

For source links, see the sports column at the Janicik Report.

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