Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/19/13
Fedor Emelianenko (pictured) quietly retired from fighting 16 months ago, but the most decorated heavyweight champion in MMA history came storming back into the spotlight last week when he blamed UFC president Dana White for never competing inside the Octagon. Emelianenko claimed White was loud, insulting and didn’t like him (probably all true) and that’s why they were never able to close a deal. The boisterous White returned fire Thursday and clarified what went down when the UFC tried to sign the free agent. “We made every big fight with every fighter since we bought this company,” White boasted. “You don’t think we wanted to do Fedor vs. Brock Lesnar? I f****** wanted to make that fight so bad. “Brock wanted that fight. Brock wanted that fight bad. I wanted that fight bad. It sucks.” According to White, he and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta met with Team Fedor and offered an “insane” contract that made no sense, but they did it anyway. However, they were laughed at by Emelianenko’...
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