Dana White Is Not Interested In Fedor Emelianenko...Period

Erik FontanezCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 24:  Dana White, president of the UFC, speaks at a press conference for UFC 111 at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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After today's UFC 116 press conference, UFC president Dana White answered more questions from the media in a more intimate setting.

One of the things on everyone's minds is what White thought about Fedor Emelianenko losing to Fabricio Werdum last weekend at Strikeforce/M-1 Global's event.  The president was open to discussion.

"I honestly and truly have not believed that...Fedor is this great heavyweight that everyone thinks," said White.  "Yes, back in the day in 2005, before that, he was beating some great guys who were in their prime and was nasty, but to prove that you're the best in the world you have to fight the best consistently.  You have to consistently fight the best.  It'd be like...calling the Lakers the world champions and they're playing some college team."

To get to the point, Dana, as he is so popular for doing so, expressed his true opinion of the Russian fighter's mystique.

"It's all mythology and bull****," said the UFC president.  

The speculation of whether or not White would want to have the former PrideFC heavyweight champion in the Octagon can now end.  

Dana was forward in detailing his drive to sign Emelianenko when he said, "I'm not interested...he's a f***ing man who hasn't proved himself in five years, in my opinion."

While White was happy to answer questions about Emelianenko, he shortly after turned the focus to the participants on Saturday's UFC 116 card.

"These guys are the guys who are fighting the best in the world three times a year," said White.

UFC 116 has some definite potential to have a blockbuster main event.  The two combatants are the epitome of "the unstoppable force meets the immovable object," and fireworks are expected to pop off between Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar.

With Fedor having recently lost his only fight in 10 years, many argue that the title of No. 1 heavyweight in the world will be decided this weekend at UFC 116 in the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena.

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