UFC's Dana White claims he nearly booked Fedor vs. Brock in Cowboys Stadium - Bloody Elbow



Dana White told Ariel Helwani that the UFC is headed for Russia then drops a blockbuster. Apparently the UFC nearly booked Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar for Cowboys Stadium but it all fell apart when Fedor's dad died.
MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani spoke to UFC president Dana White at the media scrum following the post-fight press conference for UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson and White made a pair of interesting claims about Russia and the UFC.

First, White told Helwani he expects the UFC to debut in Russia this year.

Secondly he revealed that last year he had nearly booked Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko to fight in a UFC bout in Cowboys Stadium. Here are Helwani's tweets:

Dana just dropped an unbelievable story how they were thiiis close to coming to terms with Fedor on a deal to fight Brock at Cowboy Stadium

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 27, 2013
However, Fedor's dad died and then he said he was officially done. And then Brock said he was done. I can't do the story justice. Mind blown

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 27, 2013
Dana said when he told us the Brock meeting went horribly it actually went well! Why did he say that? Because he didn't want to tell us. :/

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 27, 2013
Btw, Dana thinks they will debut in Russia this year.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 27, 2013