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Friday, 08/24/2012, 01:42 am

Olympic Gold Medallist Rulon Gardner Admits He Turned Down $1,000,000 To Fight Fedor | MMA News

Gold medalist Rulon Gardner talks about why he turned down a fight against Fedor Emelianenko, why wrestlers are heading into mixed martial arts and more on the latest MMA Hour.

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19 Responses to “Olympic Gold Medallist Rulon Gardner Admits He Turned Down $1,000,000 To Fight Fedor | MMA News”

  1. Jim says:

    This really doesnt matter right now

  2. B-rad says:

    He didnt take the fight cause he knew that once he got on top, if he didnt get KTFO in takin him down, he probably wouldnt know what to do really from there.. He’d probably ask the ref “His shoulders are down so i win right?”

  3. Cody says:

    Shit I would fight fedor for a million bucks I mean I would just get KO’D in 5 sec that means I would make a million bucks in 5 sec

  4. Drew says:

    What a dumb wrestler he probably is hurting for money because he wrestles people and that’s it…1 mill is life changing money dumb assss wrestler

  5. drew says:

    could u imagine being this guys kid…casually driving through the neighbor and hes like ya son guess what…oh whats that dad….i turned down getting knocked out for a million bucks…dad your a fucking idiot….YOUR PUNISHED….cool dad ur still a fucking idiot!

  6. Greg Blackson says:

    no, he turned down a fix fight where fedor wins another scripted fight which he wanted no part of. Evereyone knows how slimey and dirty fedor is fighting bums like monson they just offer’d him a mill to take a dive thats why it was so much money, their not gonna offer him that much if it was a fair fightthey would give him pennies just like they did barnett

    • B-rad says:

      Even if that was the case, hes still dumb for turning down that much money.. I would take a dive for a cool mil in a heartbeat, because that can be life changing money especially if you are smart with it

  7. Dick Diaz says:

    this is truly the million dollar question: get knocked out and paid or not? lmaooo… i don’t know what i’d do…

  8. B-rad says:

    He got a taste of what its about and sounds like he didnt like it.. Him sayin that “His mom raised him better” and all that shit is nonsense.. My mom raised me good and i love the sport of fighting.. because thats what it is at the end of the day, although in the heat of the fight it does feel like your tryin to kill the other guy XD

  9. Drew says:

    I do believe they are participating in some fixed fights especially since Hendo knocked him the fuck out… I don’t care who you are but to get knocked for an instant $1,000,000

    • tripp says:

      Ur an idiot if thats what u base it on. Hendo rocked him and followed up with multiple h bombs to the back of his head. Go watch the fight again. Similar ordeal in the bigfoot fight most ofthe time bigfoot was on top he was palm rubbing fedors eye. So he mid as well been eye poking him. Im not a fedor fan and iwanted to see him lose just like any other fighters who seem unbeatable. But i also like the sport to be fair. And the rules were looked past to make sure he lost. I do think m1 fixed the werdum fight based on the amount of money that went russias way. Why would so many people bet agaist their golden boy.

  10. KIDD433 says:

    This is almost as big a bitch move as what Jon”Pu55y Bitch”Jones did…Nah not even close.Jones had a full training camp against a greco roman wrestler in Hendo,And got offered another greco roman wrestler in SONNEN,who would not even get a training camp,just 8 days to cut weight and Jon still bitched out,Jon”Pu55y Bitch”Jones takes the cake

  11. Dee says:

    I can see why he didn’t take the fight. The irony to this is he’ll fight for a lesser promotion and make $500.

  12. Dee says:

    This guy is missing the point. The reason Randy and all these guys skip trying to become Olympic wrestlers is because they want to make money. They can’t feed their families with pride

  13. MMAstodon says:

    He loves to wrestle, he doesn’t like to fight… That’s the difference.

  14. MJ says:

    This guy is just scared, afraid to get beat up, and doesn’t like to diet….lol As for all the “fixing” comments, there’s no way to know, and strikeforce did it’s best to derail Fedor the whole way, Henderson fight was prime example, and would also like to know if TRT was an issue in that fight along with the ILLEGAL hammer punches.

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