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White says Emelianenko is nowhere close to UFC signing

Despite rumors sparked by Fedor Emelianenko himself, insinuating that he’d be fighting in the largest mixed martial arts promotions in the U.S. soon, UFC president White has put an end to the rumor once again.

“Not even a little bit [interested in signing Fedor].That was a guy who was made an incredible offer, and they laughed at it. He ain’t laughing now.”

Whether there was talks that once again fell through or not are unknown. Either way it looks like the fans of ‘The Last Emperor‘ lose again. Emelianenko, once considered the greatest the sport had ever seen – was sought heavily after by White, only to be rejected by management with counters of ‘co-promoting deals.’ Likely the reason that President White now shows zero interest in the former great.

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