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.

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