White: UFC still not interested in Fedor

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today, UFC President Dana White confirmed exclusively to the Underground that the UFC is still not interested in Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.

Emeliaenenko, who won his third straight bout this past Friday against Pedro Rizzo in St. Petersburg, announced his retirement in the post-fight press conference. The three wins came after a string of losses for the Strikeforce promotion.

That was Friday. Yesterday, Emelianenko revealed to Inside MMA on HD Net that ‘anything was possible’, when asked if he would consider a bout against Brock Lesnar or any other big name opponent.

When asked if they might still be interested in bringing Fedor to the UFC, Dana White replied simply “Isn’t he retired?”. Simple, but to the point.

The truth is money talks, and Fedor is still a guy fans would want to see the UFC, so only time will tell if the impossible will ever be made possible.