Fedor Emelianenko recently came out and expressed his desire to fight in the UFC. Having been one of the best and most recognizable Mixed Martial Artists in the world, the Russian and his management have failed to come to terms with Dana White and his organizations many times over the past several years.
So why the change of heart?
With the landscape of MMA constantly evolving and the UFC’s recent acquisition of STRIKEFORCE, “The Last Emperor” has little options when it comes to fighting MMA on a world class stage.
But as UFC president, Dana White, tells it to the media this past Tuesday at the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference, Fedor Emelianenko is of no interest to the UFC any longer.
Here is what Dana White stated:
“Not even a little bit [interested in signing Fedor].That was a guy who was made an incredible offer, and they laughed at it. He ain’t laughing now.”
That doesn’t sound too promising.