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A Carmichael Dave Exclusive: Dana White on Fedor Emelianenko

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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.

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Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA

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






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Post #17   4/17/09 9:25:54AM   

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"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?



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Great interview.

Post #19   4/17/09 12:47:52PM   

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i agree with dana. This guys either joking or he's a moron

Post #20   4/17/09 12:56:58PM   

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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.

Post #21   4/17/09 3:15:55PM   

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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.

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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...

Post #23   4/17/09 6:05:13PM   
 
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