A Carmichael Dave Exclusive: Dana White on Fedor Emelianenko

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Wolfenstein
4/16/09 9:02:48PM
Carmichael Dave: You really need to stop with this Fedor stuff. Jeez…

Dana White: Stop what? He is far from the pound-for-pound best in the world!

Carmichael Dave: Dana, the dude (Emelianenko) has never lost (ed. note: other than a cut stoppage early in his career that was later avenged with a first round TKO)….If you signed him tomorrow, you’d be swinging on those nuts….come on!

Dana White: You have to consistently fight the best in the world in order to get my respect.
Carmichael Dave: He consistently beat 3 UFC Heavyweight Champion’s asses: Noguiera twice, Andrei Arlovski, and Tim Sylvia.


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xphycorx
4/16/09 9:42:36PM
i have never heard of this guy but i love how he gave it to dana. maybe he'll open up his eyes now and make the fedor thing happen.
Jackelope
4/16/09 9:50:40PM
Is anybody capable of getting the actual audio? I'd love to hear it if they are. It sounds semi-legit, but I have no idea who this dude is, and I seriously question whether Dana would allow some regular guy to talk to him this way in regards to the Fedor situation.

lohmann
4/16/09 9:55:13PM
Is this a real interview?
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
4/16/09 9:59:11PM
It's refreshing to see an interviewer with Dana who isn't gagging on his scrotum .
lohmann
4/16/09 10:03:26PM
Carmichael Dave at KHTK

I hope the audio becomes available.
crushedbacon
4/16/09 10:07:45PM
I think it will become available here is a 30 minute interview from April 4 with the same dude......its at the bottom.....Dana's pretty candid on a lot of topics.

http://www.carmichaeldave.com/
Wolfenstein
4/16/09 10:07:48PM
It's the real deal, Carmichael and Dana I guess are buddies, and Dana has been doing interviews on the radio station--and apparently will be doing so weekly. Hopefully the audio gets put up soon. It seems like Dave waited till the end to turn it up on Dana, brilliant!
im2fast4u1981
4/16/09 10:29:22PM
I think this is funny...no one ever stands up 2 dana...everyone swings for his damn nuts....... fedor isnt the best cause dana says so.....lmao..if the ufc signed fedor dana would tell the world this guy is the greastest ever.....
Aaronno9
4/16/09 10:48:15PM
The guy seems like an absolute jackass to me. It seems like he and Dana might be old friends and hes just being a dick for the sake of it, making stupid arguments that you'd expect to see over at sherdog.
Dragonscale
4/16/09 11:12:18PM

Dana is right, that guy IS a moron if he was serious about those questions and comments (Somehow I think he wasn't but just playing the geek)

Like Dana said, you cant sign a fighter to 1 fight, thats rediculous.

Like he said, UFC has signed the greatest fighters in all of MMA, and currently HAVE ALL the greatest fighters in MMA.

How can you say dana is playing hardass?

Sounds like Fedor and his people are the one making this a problem.
loller90278
4/16/09 11:28:49PM

Posted by Dragonscale


Dana is right, that guy IS a moron if he was serious about those questions and comments (Somehow I think he wasn't but just playing the geek)

Like Dana said, you cant sign a fighter to 1 fight, thats rediculous.

Like he said, UFC has signed the greatest fighters in all of MMA, and currently HAVE ALL the greatest fighters in MMA.

How can you say dana is playing hardass?

Sounds like Fedor and his people are the one making this a problem.



dana, is that you ?
Naturaldisaster
4/17/09 3:11:40AM
I hope fedor NEVER fights in ufc. Im sick of hearin about him. He may be one of the best fighters ever but can you blame dana for not nogotiating with him? Why should the UFC build an arena in russia??? or let the other russian red devils fight in UFC??? its stupid. and why should dana let him fight sambo while representing UFC?? what if wins the title and goes and gets hurt doing sambo, thats bad business for UFC. Dana's right.
ChokeUout
4/17/09 3:58:31AM
This is very surprizing....Carmicheal Dave and Dana have done SEVERAL interviews together and have always had smooth interviews, great chemistry.

However, Dave acted like a troll straight from the Sherdog forums on this one. He's talking about "Wave that zuffa magic at him?" Didn't they offer Fedor $2 million per fight and he wouldn't take it because of his sambo? I could go on and on here, but for somebody who understands the game like Dave does and Knows Dana the way he does, it's baffling why he would act so childish about a topic that's been beaten to death already
cmill21
4/17/09 5:07:03AM
I'm shocked Dana woulden't negotiate.......hahahahahahhahahahaa
finnish_line
4/17/09 9:06:34AM

Dana has too many fighters signed to the same type of deal to set a bad precedent just to sign Fedor and cave on Sambo demands.

If you fight in UFC you're not allowed to fight for anyone else. Period.

Very reasonable.

Fedor's management must be mobbed up in Russia. Only explanation.

And it's only the hardcores who have heard of Fedor. I really doubt him fighting would automatically result in the biggest PPV buyrate ever. He didn't help Bodog or Affliction very much.
ncordless
4/17/09 9:25:54AM

Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA

It's refreshing to see an interviewer with Dana who isn't gagging on his scrotum .






tomp6581
4/17/09 12:22:14PM
"You have to consistently fight the best in the world in order to get my respect"

Are Patrick Cote and Thales Leites really two of the best MWs in the world?



TimW001
4/17/09 12:47:52PM
Great interview.
bjj1605
4/17/09 12:56:58PM
i agree with dana. This guys either joking or he's a moron
mrsmiley
4/17/09 3:15:55PM
I like Dana,but what he says just hurts himself in my opinion.
Had he questioned Fedors skills from the beginning, I wouldn't be so iffy about him.
But after they bought PRIDE he said they were close to signing the greatest heavy weight in the world Fedor Emelianeko.

Then a few weeks later he says Fedor sucks and isn't even top 10.
He hyped up Tim Sylvia and Andrea Arloski as the cream of the crop in the HW division,but magicly after they leave and both lose to Fedor they suck.

I honestly don't think Dana White speaks his mind.
He just says what's best for the company and occasionaly adds in an F bomb and a homosexual remark.

Dana has done a lot for MMA, I'm in no way trying to deny that.
But i never take anything he says at face value.
cmill21
4/17/09 4:57:59PM

Posted by finnish_line


Fedor's management must be mobbed up in Russia. Only explanation.





Why is it the only explanation? Maybe they just don't want to be forced to give up his national sport, have to get the ok on movies, and have a renewing contract.
CwB
4/17/09 6:05:13PM
Some of the questions asked just came off as a whiny child, and dana answered all the questions with the intention of protecting his bussiness

I guarantee that Dana thinks fedor is the number 1 HW in the world but until he is signed under ufc contract he will never admit it

no surprises in this interview...
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