Once he was the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts. Now Fedor Emelianenko is 35 and 2-3 in his last 5 fights and... taking the time to participate in a reality TV sumo match. Wow.
He's recently been talking about returning to the U.S. to "fight the best" but if he is thinking that Dana White wants him in the UFC, he's got another think coming.
I want to compete at home, in front of my countrymen," the Last Emperor stressed. "But at the moment, the strongest and most respected MMA organization is situated in America. It's the UFC. Therefore, I have to go to the US in order to face the strongest opponents."
"I really sympathize with Josh (Barnett), and we've been friends for a long time," he said. "Perhaps, he is the only fighter whom I wouldn't want to meet in the ring."
Here's what Dana White had to say to MMA Weekly:
"Not even a little bit," Dana White said when asked if they were looking into bringing Fedor in at this stage of the game. "That was a guy who was made an incredible offer, and they laughed at it. He ain't laughing now."