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3/27/12 6:51 PM
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Fedor Emelianenko recently hinted that he was coming to the UFC, saying in an interview with Sportbox.ru “I can tell you the timing of my next bout right now. It’s going to be June or July... At the moment, the strongest and most respected MMA organization is situated in America. It’s the UFC. Therefore, I have to go to the US in order to face the strongest opponents.”

In 2009 White and Fedor's management negotiated extensively for a Fedor vs. Brock Lesnar superfight, but were unable to come to terms. White, who had vowed to bring 'The Last Emperor' to the UFC, offered "a ton of money, everything that he wanted. He could go fight in sambo every f------ Thursday night if he wants to."

Talks ultimately died over the insistence of Fedor's management, M-1 Global, to co-promote the event. "I put my money where my mouth was and laid everything out and tried to make this thing happen," said White. "And they're coming up with unrealistic s---."

At today's UFC 146 kickoff press conference, White was asked if Emelianenko was on his radar.

"Not even a little bit," White replied. "That was a guy who was made an incredible offer, and they laughed at it. They aren't laughing now."


3/27/12 6:57 PM
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I think it's time for him to get over it. Phone Post
3/27/12 7:00 PM
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 Typical Dana BS.

He knows he'd snatch up Fedor in a minute if they could come to terms.

3/27/12 7:01 PM
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3/27/12 7:04 PM
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caught 3 times cheating. Barnett should be banned from the sport entirely.
3/27/12 7:06 PM
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My Old Name Is Not Allowed - I gave up on giving a shit about Fedor back when he was still "undefeated" and hand picking opponents. Him and M1 can fuck themselves. He has been exposed by second rate HW's in strikeforce.

He was losing to AA til AA went full retard. He looked vulnerable against woman beater Rogers, fucked up against Werdum and got destroyed by Bigfoot.

He has no business fighting the top guys in the UFC right now, and I have no intrest in seeing him fight the UFCs gatekeepers.

He dodged top competition for years. The only way I'd want Fedor in the UFC now is if he fights, and beats the winner of the SFHWGP if it ever gets finished.

Let us finally see Fedor vs Barnett and the winner can enter the UFC. Barnett should have been back anyway, so let him take out Fedor on his way back just to tie up lose ends.

2012... the year of the baby faced assasin!

 Dana?


3/27/12 7:07 PM
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Damn you Finkelstein.
3/27/12 7:09 PM
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I think Dana should put his ego away, remember that he's supposed to be a professional, and get over it. It's a joke that he isn't even thinking about signing the greatest heavyweight to ever compete and one of the most exciting fighters in the world, simply because the fighter and his management turned him down in the past.
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I want to see Fedor enter the octagon before I die. Dana, make it happen. Phone Post
3/27/12 7:17 PM
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promoters are so full of shit

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UFC dont need Fedor. Fedor needs the UFC. Especially now that he's lost his aura, it's even easier for Dana to say Fedor? Who?
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 we want Fedor still Lorenzo.. I'm sure you do too...... do the damn thang like it ain't no thang

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My Old Name Is Not Allowed - I gave up on giving a shit about Fedor back when he was still "undefeated" and hand picking opponents. Him and M1 can fuck themselves. He has been exposed by second rate HW's in strikeforce.

He was losing to AA til AA went full retard. He looked vulnerable against woman beater Rogers, fucked up against Werdum and got destroyed by Bigfoot.

He has no business fighting the top guys in the UFC right now, and I have no intrest in seeing him fight the UFCs gatekeepers.

He dodged top competition for years. The only way I'd want Fedor in the UFC now is if he fights, and beats the winner of the SFHWGP if it ever gets finished.

Let us finally see Fedor vs Barnett and the winner can enter the UFC. Barnett should have been back anyway, so let him take out Fedor on his way back just to tie up lose ends.

2012... the year of the baby faced assasin!

 So i guess you missed the Dan Henderson vs. Fedor fight ?
3/27/12 7:39 PM
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Acknowledge - Putting your pride before your business. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

Surely you arent siding with the "organisation killers" themselves, being M1 right?

A good business deal doesnt involve M1 at all.
3/27/12 7:47 PM
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 LOL @ that GIF
3/27/12 7:48 PM
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 So because Dana is vindictive and pissed off we the fans get to suffer. 

"We put on the best fights that people want to see"


my ass.
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 Bad timing for him to say this the day after Eaton Beever's epic thread :The rise and problems of Zuffa"
3/27/12 7:51 PM
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Fuck fedor already! No one wants to see a has-been get knocked out anymore, it's not fun. Dude needs to retire. Phone Post
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At least we get tito vs. griffen 3 the and frankie edgar vs. henderson immediate rematch.
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D241 -  So because Dana is vindictive and pissed off we the fans get to suffer. 

"We put on the best fights that people want to see"


my ass.

So it's Dana's fault that we didn't see Fedor in the UFC? It's his fault? Yeah...
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THE BODY BAG - At least we get tito vs. griffen 3 the and frankie edgar vs. henderson immediate rematch.

 Don't forgot all this top notch Tuf 16 and TUF brazil fighters they have now.

We fight fans want to see that, not someone like this Fedor guy
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D241 -  So because Dana is vindictive and pissed off we the fans get to suffer. 

"We put on the best fights that people want to see"


my ass.

So it's Dana's fault that we didn't see Fedor in the UFC? It's his fault? Yeah...

 This time, yeah, sounds like it. Have you not read his thoughts on Fedor?

He just lost Brock Lesnar. What better way to add legitimacy and a draw to the HW division than signing him after he's coming off 3 losses and 2 wins?

TUF 16? TUF Brazil?

I'll take Fedor vs Cain, Fedor vs Mir any day
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Did Fedor and M1 really laugh at the offer?  Really?  I mean, literally?

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