When is Fedor Emelianenko coming to the UFC? Well, according to “The Last Emperor” himself, the odds of that happening anytime soon aren’t looking too good.
We all know the storyline, The UFC says Fedor’s management is unreasonable, and Fedor’s management feels like the UFC contract is far too restrictive.
The king of the heavyweight division recently echoed his uncertainty that he will ever fight in the UFC in the first of a two part interview with Bas Rutten on Inside MMA.
Fedor’s recent comments come on the heels of a statement by Dana White during the UFC 100 post fight press conference where the UFC president was quoted as saying,”“Eventually Fedor’s going to be here. I want Fedor. I want him to come to the UFC.”
Emelianenko did not share White’s enthusiasm at the prospect in the recent conversation with Rutten.
“At the present time, I don’t think so,” said Fedor. “I don’t think you’ll see me in the UFC, just because the terms, and the manner that those terms are offered are not acceptable today.”
It will be interesting to see how things play out with Emelianenko following his August 1 Affliction showdown with Josh Barnett in regards to where he ends up.
The ball certainly appears to be resting in Fedor’s court at this time because ultimately it’s up to him where he fights.