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    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
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    I call bullshit

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    Fuck Fedor vs Brock.

    Book the only fight that makes any god damn sense...

































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    A nice - but irrelevant - thought.


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    fedor would smoke that ass any day of the week at any point in his career.

    i still would have loved to see it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repenter View Post
    fedor would smoke that ass any day of the week at any point in his career.

    i still would have loved to see it though.
    Unless the got taken down before he got a chance to squeeze the trigger.
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    That fight never really interested me. I was much more interested in Cain vs. Brock.
    Goodbye Mr. Burton

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Unless the got taken down before he got a chance to squeeze the trigger.
    I second this.

    Now if the fight had happened in a ring under Pride rules, then I would pick Fedor all day.

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