MMA Dana White Admits Fedor Emelianenko Is Top 5

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  1. Atmosphere

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    Dana White Admits Fedor Emelianenko Is Top 5

    Posted by THEMMAFiend Staff on Feb 3, 2009

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    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.
     
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    at least Dana is a little closer to not looking like a complete wind bag.

    guess he can't deny Fedor is good since he is tearing all the former UFC heavyweights to pieces
     
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    lol. hes top 5? really?
     
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    Well if Dana says it, it's fucking official bro. Spread the word, Fedor is top 5!!
     
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    in the same interview Dana talks about the kinda shit he had to put up with by dealing with Fedors managers in his negotiations. Apparently they wanted him to build an arena because the managers brothers promotes rock concerts over in Russia, as well as promote a Rap-group that is signed with M1. They also wanted to co-promote with the UFC in Russia.
     

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