Fedor after defeating Tim Syliva at Affliction 1It’s a well known fact that UFC President Dana White loves to appease the fans, and give them what they are asking for most.

If there was one occasion where White fell short in that goal was his desire to sign former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.

The Russian legend never fought in the UFC and despite White’s best efforts, he remains the great white whale to his Captain Ahab.

So when White recently visited the popular Underground forum and sparked a debate about a possible super fight between Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, the fans exploded in response.

“What happened was people were asking ‘could Dana make this fight’ and then I asked them how many people really want to see this fight? I was asking a question,” White said when speaking to UFC Tonight on Tuesday.

The overwhelming answer from fans was ‘yes’ they would pay to see the fantasy fight between Emelianenko and Lesnar.

“I guess a couple people want to see that fight,” White said with a smile.

While the conversation is beyond interesting to MMA fans from all walks of life, the likelihood of the super fight actually happening seems all but impossible.

Lesnar is currently under contract to World Wrestling Entertainment through at least the biggest part of 2013, and Emelianenko retired after his last fight earlier this year. When it comes to Dana White, the best phrase to use is ‘never say never’ but this fight isn’t one any fans should hold their breath about.

“I’ll tell you this, I have done so much to try to get Fedor in the UFC. You know how I am, especially when I say it publically, like this is an obsession, I’ve got to get this thing done, and tried to get it done,” said White.

“The crazy thing is people are asking me to make this fight when they know Fedor is retired. The guy retired. I couldn’t get him when he was fighting, now we’re on such good terms I’m going to pull him out of retirement?”

Emelianenko has remained fairly quiet since he walked away from the sport, and with Lesnar back in the pro wrestling world, the bout will likely never happen but MMA fans everywhere can continue to dream.

For more news make sure to ‘like’ MMAWeekly on Facebook

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The Question: What Should Happen with Jon Jones When He Returns to the UFC?

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

The news cycle for Jon Jones is slowly going dark, at least until his legal process plays out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We don't know what he's facing there, and we don't know if he'll serve any so read news >>

Dana White Video: Talks Training Injuries, New UFC Rehab Facility

  • 25 days ago
  • 22 views

UFC president Dana White talks about the need for fighters to change their training methods and the rehab facility the company is building. read news >>

Stephanie McMahon says she doesn't know if anything will happen with Ronda Rousey in WWE

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

After Dana White seemed to nix the idea of Ronda Rousey appearing again with WWE last week, Stephanie McMahon, the company's Chief Brand Officer behind-the-scenes and nastiest heel on the stage, was read news >>

Ronda Rousey talks old Dana White relationship rumors in new book

  • 14 days ago
  • 324 views

Ronda Rousey was on the latest edition of the MMA Hour to talk about her newly released autobiography and the topics in it. One of the big topics were the old rumors that she was dating Dana White. read news >>

VIDEO: Dana White Talks Jon Jones, Defends Tom Brady and Manny Pacquiao

  • 13 days ago
  • 167 views

UFC president Dana White discusses the Jon Jones situation, and defends Tom Brady in the deflate-gate scandal, as well as Manny Pacquiao fighting with an injury. read news >>

Donald Cerrone promises he will finally ask Dana White for title shot after UFC 187

  • 5 days ago
  • 4 views

LAS VEGAS -- Donald Cerrone talks about his UFC 187 fight against John Makdessi, addresses critics who say he isn't taking the fight serious, why he'll finally ask for a title shot, and more. read news >>

Report: Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta charter UFC's jet to Albuquerque for face-to-face conversation with embattled champ

  • 28 days ago
  • 201 views

Even though Jon Jones didn't really need to explain anything earlier this afternoon to Albuquerque, N.M.,-appointed judge Jude Maria Dominguez (read what happened here), the Light Heavyweight champio read news >>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao PPV price cut in half for boxing fans who drink lots of Tecate beer

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Many boxing fans were aghast at the cost of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing pay-per-view (PPV), scheduled for this Saturday night (May 2) inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada read news >>

Dana White joins Yahoo Sports as analyst for Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC president Dana White has managed to evade the $11,000 entry fee for the 'Fight of the Century' by collaborating with Yahoo! Sports as a media analyst. It was recently announced that UFC president read news >>