Why Fedor Emelianenko Can Forget About a Future in the UFC

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Why Fedor Emelianenko Can Forget About a Future in the UFC

Fedor Emelianenko.

A name often associated with "greatest ever" and "best of all time."

For fans to recognize Fedor by any others words than those listed above would diminish what he accomplished over the course of his career.

Fedor went nearly 10 years with suffering a single loss, but one thing was missing.

The "Last Emperor" never made the transition to the highest stage of mixed martial arts in the world, also known as the UFC.

Unfortunately for Fedor, his career has since taken a turn south as he has lost three consecutive fights in 2010 and 2011.

Fedor would bounce back in a decision victory over Jeff Monson earlier this year, but, bigger news broke following the fight when Fedor announced he wanted to come and fight in the UFC.

However, Fedor is no longer the top heavyweight in the world and isn't calling the shots.

And, for Fedor fans around the world, there's no beating around the bush—Fedor is not coming to the UFC.

Signing Fedor to the UFC could be a hidden disaster for UFC President Dana White, as the main focus would be shifted to a lackuster fighter with an uncertain future.

It's clear as day that Fedor is no longer the dangerous fighter he once was.

If the UFC were to surprisingly sign Fedor, he would be fed to the wolves of the heavyweight division immediately, much like Brock Lesnar was in his Octagon debut.

However, the difference between Fedor and Lesnar is Lesnar entered his UFC debut on just one previous fight.

Fedor, if the transition were to be made, would be entering on 37 fights, which includes three defeats in his last four outings.

Meaning, if Fedor were to lose his debut, the "prestigious signing" would go up in flames.

Ultimately, the question would remain whether to release Fedor or continue to pay him the highly salary in which they signed him for.

Fedor Emelianenko will never come to the UFC

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