Dana White says he has no knowledge of June meeting with Fedor

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.”

5 COMMENTS
  • Angry Mike says:

    Same as it ever was. *yawn*

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  • lek says:

    I think that interview is a hoax – it didn’t sound like Fedor speaking in the interview.

    Examples –

    For example in the inteview, Fedor states, “I never spend time with Mirko outside the ring. We both respected each other. It’s about time we would do something together.” – pretty weird – ‘it’s about time we do something together’??

    about Wanderlei – “we sometimes partied after a fight”

    Doesn’t sound like Fedor of everything I’ve ever heard from his mouth.

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  • GetItOn says:

    Why would Dana White say that he didn’t speak with Fedor regarding a June meeting? I think Adam Baker is telling a bit of a lie with the whole Fedor quote.

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  • s00nertp says:

    arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    In some ways I want Fedor in the UFC. In others, I like him in Affliction.

    I cant make up my own decision.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    ” generated a great deal of excited from hardcore MMA fans ”
    Ahhhh….I hate this….what does this mean?

    “Me and my management hope to get a chance to talk to Dana White”
    Ahhhhh…I hate this…. he said “HOPE TO GET A CHANCE?”

    “Dana White says he has no knowledge of June meeting with Fedor”
    Apparently neither does Fedor and his management.
    Well now it all makes sense.

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