What if ... Fedor signs with the UFC

4/1/12 4:53 PM
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Fedor signs with the UFC

[twitter.com]
 

It has finally happened. The UFC has announced that it has finally signed Fedor Emelianenko to a contract to compete inside the Octagon. UFC President Dana White announced the signing today via Twitter:

I never thought I'd say this in my life...We signed Fedor

read official Twitter...

The idea of Emelianenko signing with the UFC has been teased for the past couple years. Dana White claims that he offered the Russian fighter a contract that would pay him more than any fighter in the history of the UFC. Emelianenko's management team refused the offer as the UFC was still unwilling to copromote the M-1 Global brand in Fedor's bouts inside the UFC.

With Zuffa's acquisition of the Strikeforce organization, it looked like finally Fedor would compete under the Zuffa banner, but after losing three consecutive fights for the organization he would leave Strikeforce.

The UFC is not in the habit of signing athletes on losing streaks, but Emelianenko has won twice since leaving Strikeforce and at the end of the day, there was value in brining him to the UFC.

"I've said a lot of mean things, Vadim has said his share of mean things, but at the end of the day it's about business and putting together great fights", said UFC President Dana White when asked for a comment.

It's unsure at this time when Emelianenko will debut in the UFC.

 
4/1/12 4:54 PM
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 Wow, on April 1st of all days. 

How awesome
4/1/12 4:54 PM
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Lies Phone Post
Edited: 4/1/12 4:55 PM
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For what it's worth though, if Dana contradicted himself on Fedor never fighting in the UFC and then he signs him, it'd be TOTALLY forgiveable.

I wasn't even that mad when he signed Kimbo after all that talk.
4/1/12 4:55 PM
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Liar!!!! Phone Post
4/1/12 4:55 PM
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herp derp
4/1/12 4:55 PM
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I don't think this fooled anyone for a second Phone Post
4/1/12 4:55 PM
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 hmm
4/1/12 4:56 PM
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 lol, what if it was real and everyone just thought it was lies. like a reverse troll.
4/1/12 4:57 PM
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There would be 100 threads about it
4/1/12 4:58 PM
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Pretty sneaky sis.
4/1/12 4:59 PM
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 Well what a fucking coincidence.....
4/1/12 4:59 PM
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"Dana White claims that he offered the Russian fighter a contract that would pay him more than any fighter in the history of the UFC."


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that alone told me it was BS lol
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Not sure if getting trolled or this day finally came... Phone Post
4/1/12 5:03 PM
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Not sure if serious Phone Post
4/1/12 5:03 PM
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Not sure if serious...
4/1/12 5:03 PM
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Happy April fools day Phone Post
4/1/12 5:03 PM
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Not sure if serious...
4/1/12 5:03 PM
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Damn! Vladar beat me to it.
4/1/12 5:03 PM
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Why?

Havent there been enough of these april fools day threads?

Did we really need another one?
4/1/12 5:04 PM
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-Fedor

-Cancelling WM

Man, these MMA sites are goin hard for April Fools. Pretty silly to quote a tweet and then link to his official twitter, where there is no sign of that quote.
4/1/12 5:04 PM
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Weeee

Fedor vs Werdum 2 ... Redemption Time! Phone Post
4/1/12 5:05 PM
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I wish lol
He is the equivalent to hendo at this point in his career
4/1/12 5:06 PM
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My heart skipped a beat there for a second then!

I am now officially heartbroken :-(
4/1/12 5:06 PM
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Get a fucking life guys.