http://themmafiend.com/2009/02/03/dana-white-admits-fedor-emelianenko-is-top-5/ Dana White Admits Fedor Emelianenko Is Top 5 Posted by THEMMAFiend Staff on Feb 3, 2009 Almost everyone who follows MMA considers Fedor Emelianenko to be the one of the top (if not the best) fighters competing in the sport today. But UFC President Dana White hasn’t seen it that way for the past year since negotiations fell apart with the Russian’s management, aka “those crazy Russians.” Since things went South with the contract negotiations, Dana has been in attack mode, doing all he can to discredit Emelianenko. Fedor wasn’t in the UFC, so he can’t be good. According to Dana he was a farce, and not even top five. But now something has changed. I dunno if Dana was feeling generous or something after the stellar UFC 94 last weekend, but for some reason he was willing to give Fedor some props:“Yes, he’s top five [pound-for-pound]. I say he’s top five. He can punch. I’ll say that.” He’s not going to be proclaiming “The Last Emperor” as the GOAT anytime soon, but at least he can admit the guy is top 5.