MMA NEWS -Fedor Emelianenko: "I have a desire to compete in the UFC"

December 2, 2011 10:25 am by Pedro Carrasco

“I compete on international level, in MMA and Combat Sambo and I represent my country. And I think there can’t be better stimulus. It’s about titles. Of course I would like in UFC too, but to this day, all the times we had negotiations with them.. possibly they have allergy on me (laughs), and for some reason we can’t make an agreement now. Vadim met them, but for example if we had some agreement in talk, the contract that they sent then were different. But I have a desire to compete in UFC.”

The Last Emperor, Fedor Emelianenko, in a recent interview with Russian media outlet,, discusses his desire to remain active on the international fighting circuit, including becoming a UFC fighter.

Chances are pretty good that the UFC would take the Russian import, however, negotiations will also be a sticking point with the Las Vegas based promotion and the M-1 Global management just can’t seem to get that through their head.

At this point in time, the UFC no longer needs Fedor, in fact, they never did. So, aspirations or not, it may be too little too late…

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