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Fedor: Anderson Silva's failed test is 'a slap in the face', says UFC 'missed out' on Brock Lesnar match up

Fedor Emelianenko talks about Anderson Silva's failed test, and UFC being the one that 'missed out' on putting on a match up against Brock Lesnar.

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Fedor Emelianenko is in the US to help promote the upcoming Bellator card, and he has been doing the rounds with the media. Apart from talking about PED's in general, the former PRIDE champ has since stated that Anderson Silva's failed test was a 'slap in the face'. He spoke about it with FanSided:

It’s extremely upsetting that an athlete of that level actually turned to an aid from drugs to enhance his performance. It’s a slap in the face overall. A slap in the face to the sport and all the fighters in the sport. I also feel that an athlete should depend on their skill set, experience and hard work they put in and not have to look to shorten that distance between hard training and the win by using or depending on steroids or any performance enhancing drug. Most importantly you have to stay true to yourself as well as those fans who made you who you are as an athlete. And now due to the use of steroids, he has this trademark, I feel, as someone who uses performance enhancing drugs to win.

In the topic of performance enhancing drugs, Joe Rogan has since speculated that "the possibility is high" that Emelianenko was juicing, and Fedor has since responded to the allegations and 'PR scandal' that the UFC commentator created.

While Fedor has already gone on record and blamed Dana White for failed UFC negotiations, he also stated that it's not him who "missed out" with the big money fight against Brock Lesnar that didn't push through:

We were ready for the fight. I feel like the UFC is actually the one that missed out. There were a lot of misconceptions. We were ready. We were ready to move forward. The fact the fight didn’t happen, I feel unguilty.

Of course I regret it, but now I’m retired. When I retired, at that point the UFC was willing to compromise and meet me halfway, unfortunately I was already retired.