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Lorenzo Fertitta Wants Fedor Emelianenko In The UFC

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UFC co-owner/co-founder, Lorenzo Fertitta, seems to like everything about the #1 ranked heavyweight Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko.  Although Fedor has been invited to make the UFC his new home on numerous occassions, Fertitta has failed to ink a deal with the Russian Sambo fighter.

One would think that Fedor was offered slightly more than what Affliction and M-1 Global currently pay him with, but Fertitta insists that Fedor has been given the chance to earn much more than the events he participates in nowadays.

The UFC is the most popular mixed martial arts organization in the world today, owning contracts with the best fighters around the globe.  Why is Fedor such a difficult candidate for the UFC?

So why isn’t Fedor Emelianenko in the octagon?  This is what Lorenzo Fertitta told tatame.com:

“That’s a great question.  I don’t understand it too.  He’s a great fighter, I’d love to see him in the UFC.  We’ve already offered a lot of money, more than what he has being paid in other events, so it doesn’t make sense to me.”

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. paisitadeoro1

    March 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I can’t wait until Fedor is in the UFC!! I want to see him destroy Brock Lesnar!! Brock is good, I don’t think he is good enough for the emperor!!!

  2. Battlehard

    March 10, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Someone tell Lorenzo its not all about money.

  3. Smoove

    April 19, 2009 at 11:15 am

    If Lorenzo wants Fedor he needs to get the cunt Dan White out of UFC Dan White is a stupid little twat and he needs to me put in the cage to fight Brock Leasner and Fedor at once.

  4. Terrence

    June 12, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Sounds to me that Feodor is scared to fight top notch talent. Fighting Josh Barnett or some freak from China is cool but what about testing yourself against guys like Lesnar,Mir,and Kongo. Those are three premier Heavy weights not these scrubs he is fighting. Even Arlovski is a bum in my estatamation! Fight some real fighters!

  5. Sebastian

    June 28, 2009 at 6:07 am

    “Fight some real fighters!” ?

    Noguiera? Sylvia? Coleman? Randleman?

  6. Goglia

    July 12, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Cro cop, babalu, kimo, Zulu, choi, to name few more

  7. Goglia

    July 12, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Fedor isn’t scared the contract he was offered forbid him to participate in a sambo tournement and if that’s not the case maybe he just doesn’t like Dana he is wat u would call a douchebag

  8. Drew

    July 19, 2009 at 10:18 am

    @Smoove I wonder if Dan White knows that he’s not really in the UFC…because…I mean…Dana White’s been running it for years…

    I would have let that go…but you said “Dan” twice….L2UFC, nub

    @Terrance Sir, you ate those words long before you even knew who Fedor Emelianenko was. The Last Emperor ras a red carpet list of victories. Ricardo Arona, Semmy Schilt, Heath Herring, Nogueira (in his prime, as Heavyweight Pride champion, when pride had THE BEST heavyweight division in the world) twice, Mirko Cro-Cop, Mark Coleman (UFC Hall of Famer), Mark Hunt, Matt Linland, Hong Man Choi, Tim Silvia, and Andre Arlovski.

    …And if there’s more than 2 of those names you don’t know, you have no place talking about MMA Heavyweights. Every single one of his victories in Pride was over an elite heavyweight in their prime. He doesn’t just get fed fighters…Rings, Pride, and Affliction have done their best to challenge him. And you know, every time he has a fight, everyone starts to say “oh, but Arlovski has the boxing skills to out work Fedor” or “Hong Man Choi will destroy him, he’s massive, there’s no way Fedor can get inside his reach, and fighting on the ground his hopeless” ….Fedor won that fight by armbar….

    And anyone willing to face of against somebody as explosively dangerous as Mirko Filipovic, doesn’t afraid of anything, sir. Especially when Cro-Cop was in his prime, decapitating people with his left shin.

  9. Drew

    July 19, 2009 at 10:21 am

    And one last thing…if you think Tim Silvia has, or ever has had more potential as a fighter than Andre Arlovski….stop listening to Goldie when you watch UFC events…Mike Goldberg could be replace by a cantaloupe, and you would get more intelligent, informed commentary from the melon.

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