"I’ve been saying it for a long time. You know, I’ve had all these goofy reporters arguing with me and everything else about where this guy stands in the pound-for-pound list and his fans just need to deal with it. Deal with the fact that (Fedor Emelianenko) is not one of the best in the world, he’s not. It’s over, and as great as this guy was, it’s what I was saying, you know, all that was back in 2005. It’s not 2005 any more. The guy’s inactive, hasn’t fought anybody good in a long time, and he looks old and it’s over. It is what it is."HT: MMAFighting.com, transcribed by Fightopinion.com
Ariel Helwani - "He’s lost two fights in a row. If they came to you right now and said, forget about all the co-promotion stuff, we just want to have a fight in the UFC. Do you even do it at this point?"
"What all of you can’t seem to understand and I don’t know what it is, if I acted like these idiots act, Vadim (Finkelstien) and these guys, you can’t do business with these people. You just can’t do business with them. And they’ve made it very clear, even before he got beat up twice, that they don’t want to fight the guys in the UFC. They don’t want to. Why would you want to come in here? You saw what happened to him the last two fights. Why would you want to come in here and fight these heavyweights when you can go over there and make a couple million bucks getting beat up by guys that aren’t good." (Fabricio Werdum and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva)