Dana White Blasts Off About Fedor Emelianenko Deal

Dana White looks as if he has had enough of Fedor. Not being able to land this heavyweight has got him straight up pissed off. Listen for yourself.

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Following the UFC 101 pre-fight press conference, a bevy of reporters swarmed UFC president Dana White with questions surrounding the recent signing of Fedor Emelianenko with Strikeforce, and how the promotion has signaled the beginning of a war with the biggest MMA promotion on the planet. 

When prompted with the question about Stirkeforce scheduling a conference call with Fedor that coincided with the same time for the UFC 101 pre-fight press conference, and whether that meant the UFC was being challenged by the promotion, White had a very simple answer. 

“You just answered your own question. They should have stayed where they were. We’ll see what happens. You want to fight me we’re going to fight, and you know how that goes and we know how that ends,” White said. 

While some believe Emelianenko’s signing with Strikeforce strengthens the promotion, many others have questioned if his addition is really going to be the major deal that it was made out to be when he inked the contract. 

“It will put them out of business,” White commented about what Fedor’s signing with do for Strikeforce. “These guys have no money and they have no distribution. Four Fuckin’ people watch Showtime. Their last fight they put on, do you know how many people watched that fight? 245,000 people watched that fight.”

Still tight lipped on the actual numbers, White is adamant that the deal the UFC offered the former Pride champion was better than anything he ended up with at Strikeforce. 

“I guarantee you the deal he got at Strikeforce isn’t even in the fuckin’ universe of what he got (from the UFC),” White stated. “The deal he got at Strikeforce probably isn’t even the deal he had at Affliction. They have no money.”

It appears the gauntlet has been thrown and White isn’t backing down from challenging Strikeforce, and their roster of fighters, who he commented about as well on Thursday.

“They have no fighters, they have nobody for him to fight,” White said about competition for Fedor. “They’re a small time show; they’re trying to act like they have something. Cung Le hasn’t defended his title since like 1997, Josh Thomson hasn’t defended his title in something like two years, (Alistair Overeem) hasn’t defended his title in two years. Strike-farce. It’s a joke. It’s a tiny little regional show with nobody in it.”

5 Comments

  1. Dana White likes to run his mouth to try and stir up fighters he’s trying to negotiate with.

    I know Fedor’s management has busted Dana’s balls, but to say that Fedor “Does not fight the best in the world” is total BULLSHIT.

    Fedor has already fought the best in the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Emelianenko#Mixed_martial_arts_record

    That list is the truth.

    There are more than a few other guys on that list capable of challenging Brock Lesnar.

    HOWEVER A FIGHT W/ FEDOR AND BROCK WOULD MAKE THE UFC THE MOST MONEY!

    After that you can start to think about how much money will be made off the KIMBO SLICE vs. BROCK LESNAR fight by the UFC. It’s coming. I predict UFC 107.

    It’s almost a crime that KIMBO has had to put up with so much constant shit talking from Dana White, when he will be a primary reason for one of the highest grossing UFC events ever!

  2. Dana also <3's Tito Ortiz again!

    http://mma.fanhouse.com/2009/07/17/ufc-103-dana-white-tito-ortiz-say-on-twitter-that-theyve-made/

    Expect the upcoming TITO ORTIZ vs. KIMBO SLICE fight to be another big UFC event! The return of TITO ORTIZ vs. KIMBO SLICE.

    That has the green stuff all over it!

  3. Oh Please get off of Kimbos Jock. Your giving him WAYYYYYYYY to much credit. Lets see if he makes it passed TUF 10 first.

    That’s all the UFC needs another talentless fighter with a punchers chance.

    Let’s see someone with some true MMA skills take on those fights.

    Kimbo can’t shine 99% of the UFC fighters shoes. F Him.

  4. PLEASE… KIMBO SELLS TICKETS AND TV SCREENS TUNE IN!!

  5. Let corporate worry about that crap. I am a fan and I want to see true talented MMA fighters. End of story. I will happly wear a “Kimbo Hater” t shirt.

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