"I'm the CEO, so I'm going to make the matches. Well, they wanted a say. They wanted to be able to say, 'we don't like that match ... we want to do something else.' ... I couldn't make money with him. There was just no way we could make money with that kind of overhead. That became apparent. To take all of our investors' money and put it around Fedor, it just didn't make business sense.... I think people understand that I tried everything possible to make this happen. In business, sometimes it just doesn't work. We bounced back, I think, very well. Getting Tim Sylvia is a huge coup for us. Without him, what would we have? We locked onto him. We locked onto Rothwell. Now, I actually feel better about where we're headed than I did before. I would trade Fedor for Rothwell and Sylvia every day."
-- Monte Cox -- CEO of Adrenaline MMA and former CEO of the now defunct M-1 Global -- tells Brawl Sports that Tim Sylvia and Ben Rothwell are better for business than Fedor Emelianenko. The report goes on to reveal that Sylvia will earn more than $300,000 per fight under his new deal. Check out a video of Big Tim and Monte regarding their partnership after the jump.