Makes ya wonder why he was ducking the UFC for so long, doesn't it?
He's a partial owner of M1 which co promotes with Strikeforce. The UFC refuses to co promote. So he's looking out for his best intrest. Secondly would you wanna work for a guy that has bad mouthed you as much as Dana has to Fedor. The guy actually went out of his way and threatened the tapout brand and forced them to not sponsor Fedor and get rid of the Fedor shirt they made. The guys actually going out of his way to make sure he's making less money. What kind of person does that? So you would wanna do that boss a favour,a guy thats called you out so many times, calls you a can crusher and fails to even admit that you're a top level talent.
It seems very understandable. Fedor never needed the UFC. The UFC needed him. That need has now grown drastically smaller because of his last loss.
Also many people consider Fedor to be the best HW on the planet. If fighters wanna truly test themselves, they should go to him, not the other way around. Arlovski tried and so did Sylvia. Couture was trying for a while, but he wasn;t able to because of his contract. The whole Fedor ducking the UFC thing is complete crap.