A recent interview conducted by DreamFighters.com with WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko generated a great deal of excited from hardcore MMA fans as the former PRIDE heavyweight champion stated that he was to be involved with an upcoming June meeting with the UFC.
“… Me and my management hope to get a chance to talk to Dana White in person in June to discuss a possible fight between me and Brock,” Emelianenko is quoted as telling Adam Baker of DreamFighters.com.
During a recent interview with “Carmichael Dave” on the CBS Radio nationally syndicated show “MMAsh,” White was asked if he was aware of a June meeting with Fedor.
“No,” White responded, before continuing, “If that’s true, that’s awesome. I’d have to hear that from him to believe it. But if that’s true, I’d love to meet with him. I’d love to.”
White has been publicly critical of Emelianenko and his management in the past, but has softened his tone in recent interviews. White’s appearance on the “MMMash” was no exception, as the UFC President indicated that he saw photographs of Emelienanenko’s dramatic first round knockout of Andrei Arlovski during last month’s “Day of Reckoning” event.
With Fedor now having recorded victories over five former UFC heavyweight champions, White is as interested as ever about bringing him into the UFC.
“I’ve said this a million times, if Fedor’s guys want to talk to me, I’m here,” he remarked.
White even went so far as to suggest that Fedor would instantly become the number one contender for the heavyweight title should he sign with the UFC.
“I’d bring him right in and he’d get an immediate title shot.”