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Fedor Refutes Claims He is Running for Political Office; Says He Will Consider UFC Contract

(Even the awesome WWE-like flamethrowers couldn’t elicit a smile from Fedor "The Stonefaced Killer" Emelianenko)

Your perpetually absent "real dad" Ben Fowlkes spoke on the phone with Fedor
Emelianenko through his interpreter yesterday and covered a lot of topics of interest including the rumors of his foray into Russian politics, his recent comments about the UFC and where he sees himself after he finishes his Strikeforce contract.

According to "The Last Emperor" reports that he is entertaining the prospect of entering into regional politics in his Russian hometown of Stary Oskol are without merit.

"I’m not thinking about a political career,"  he explained to Fowlkes. "While I am performing, while I am competing in mixed martial arts, I’m not thinking about anything else."

Although it was unclear whether he meant that he isn’t willing to talk about the possibility that he will look to be elected in the upcoming election while concentrating on his fight this weekend, or of he simply isn’t planning on running, his sentiments were made clear during a Q&A session following yesterday’s open media workout ahead of Saturday night’s "Fedor vs. Werdum" event.

“The talk about me entering politics are false rumors," Emelianenko said. "As long as I am competing in MMA, there will be no politics for me."

What he did make crystal clear was that when he said he wasn’t a fan of the UFC, he meant that he wasn’t a fan of watching any MMA promotion’s events.

"I did not want to offend the UFC in any way. What I meant is, I don’t like to watch fights in general. My main concern is what kind of culture I bring, myself. It has always been for me that some fighters would appear and people would want to see me in matches against these fighters. That will always happen." 

He went on to say that when his two remaining fights are up on his current Strikeforce contract, he would entertain any offers the UFC may put forward for him.

"As for the UFC, when my contract with Strikeforce is over – I have two fights left on my contract – the UFC will have the time and the opportunity to prepare and offer a contract that may be interesting to me."

To up the ante, Dana White and co. may want to think about throwing in a flavor of the month membership from Baskin Robbins or a Pink Berry franchise to any offer they make.

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Viva Hate- June 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Claps, well said sir
nickyroose- June 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm
Arlovski and *Sylvia

PS how many fucking people in the world are named some version of Silva and how many are those in MMA? 85%?
nickyroose- June 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Look I wanna like Fedor. He's chunky, he's Russian, he's deadpan, he's balding. honestly I love what he represents. He's awesome he knocks people the fuck out. But I don't get the insane delusions of his fans. The reason the UFC's top belts are tossed around so much is the insanely high level of competition. Look I get irritated with DW and I think paying someone 8 fuckin' grand for a fight is criminal but come on.

When he's announced to fight Brett Rogers all of a sudden Rogers in the top ten. Get the fuck out of here. He's fighting Josh Barnett? Oh, well Barnett is NUMBER 2. Get the fuck out of here. Oh he's fighting at best 4th ranked Dos Santos nap-time inductee Werdum, Oh Werdum's Top Ten. GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE. If any of these guys are top ten they are near the bottom. If Silva's only taking on those guys then are we calling him the greatest?

Arlovski and Silva? Both got their buttons pushed while fighting the best of the UFC. And as Chuck will tell you once that button starts sticking you're fucking done. No one in their right fucking minds puts anyone he has fought in the last 15 years as the #2 guy in the world.

In the end I still like Fedor. He's cool, I hate Lesnar. But record aside he must fight top ranked guys to considered the Best. Shit is there anyone who he's fought in Five years Couture wouldn't also have beaten? If Couture's management protected him in the same way would we be having this conversation? To consider him the best Pound-for-pound with Matrix-esque super-dick Anderson Silva Around? No sir.

In short it is Fedor's fans who say he is the best, not Fedor. Be honest. He ain't coming to the UFC, they ain't gonna pay him what he wants and Shitty Russian Mafia M-1 "promoters" ain't gonna see their sole benefactor be tarnished with Mortality.
Viva Hate- June 25, 2010 at 7:52 am
I agree with one point, if Fedor goes to the UFC and fights Lesnar it would be the MMA version of Ali-Frazier, I actually think it works with the winnder or Carwin/Lesnar. Fedor in the UFC would be historic, I just do not see him taking the risk of a loss even though right now he is damaging his legacy by not making it happen.

I think Carwin will actually take the fight based off the fact that he has submission skills and Brock is still suspect in that area.
joshuan29- June 25, 2010 at 7:30 am
All I know is there is too much money to be made not to get this deal done. IMHO, Fedor is the single most unbeatable fighter in MMA. I'd love to see him match up with Lesnar, Carwin, Mir, or even Anderson Silva!

I don't know why people say Fedor fights "nobodies." Werdum is top ten ranked, so was Rogers, Sylvia was UFC champ just a few months before their fight and was kicking Nog's ass most of their title fight, and Arlovski was the #2 ranked heavyweight in the world when he and Fedor fought. Guys that step in the ring/cage with him are never the same afterwards: look at Arlovski, Rogers, and Sylvia.

I'm a fan of Shane Carwin and hope he can KO Lesnar, but I don't see it happening. If Lesnar hangs on to the title and Fedor signs with the UFC that seals it.

Fedor vs. Lesnar would be on the same level as Ali-Frazier, hell the buy rate could be 2 million!

Viva Hate- June 25, 2010 at 7:04 am
Sadly, he probably went back under the bridge where he came from bragging about what he said while all the other lame ass kissing trolls circle jerked and played ookie cookie with him.
fatbellyfrank- June 25, 2010 at 6:54 am
@gracie_cocksucker, (In Cheech Marin voice) "whats that in your hand dude, looks like a miniature version of a penis, ha ha ha"

"so go crawl up back in your mothers vagina ", umm, we all went and crawled (Well, fucked the living shit out of) your momma's vagina dude. All 75 of us agreed your mom's a pretty good fuck.
Good night Champ
fatbellyfrank- June 25, 2010 at 6:46 am
^ They all look the same to me Viva, all huddled under their little BE Bridge. Now I know we at the Nation could never be accused of to much sensible debate, but Fair Dinkum, some of the shit these idiots post is unbelievable.
Viva Hate- June 25, 2010 at 6:28 am
Sure you weren't thinking of TRE? They are both just as useless, lame, and meaningless. I guess not everyone can be witty and cunning.

He likes hugging nuts so I guess we can form a civilized line so he can hug each and every nut of the Nation. Also, notice how he came on when the thread was pretty much dead to throw some insults, pretty lame gracie.
Zee German- June 25, 2010 at 6:20 am
Don't be sorry, it was a good read.
fatbellyfrank- June 25, 2010 at 6:15 am
^ Oh Hell yeah my friend Oh hell yeah, I have a vague recollection of this little
troll poppin up here before, but fucked if can remember what it was gibbering about
Viva Hate- June 25, 2010 at 6:07 am

Yes, I believe this illiterate asshole gracie is trying to start with the CP Nation, that is NEVER a good idea. He is an obvious troll and against better judgment I decided to feed the little ass clown. I will stand for throwing insults at me but there is one thing I will not stand for, there will NEVER been a mention of Justin Beiber on the CP board unless one of the following scenarios happens.

1) He throws on a 150 pounds, trains up and chokes out Anderson Silva.
2) He is kicked in the face and killed by Anderson Silva
3) He is the suspect in a brutal gang rape sodomy case and claims to be a copy cat criminal mimicking Joe Son.

Gracie can do us all a favor take a giant lick across the collective ball bags of CP Nation(it was imagery, I know there are some ladies here without balls and a few with some.) If Gracie does not understand what goes on here and the fact that there is some conversation and hey not everyone likes every fighter or agrees with ever fighters moves, he can again lick our collective sweaty balls. He may want to watch who he throws lame, weak ass insults on here thought because there are quite a few people capable of giving him a verbal assault.
fatbellyfrank- June 25, 2010 at 5:56 am
@ Viva, fuck me dead, where did that shit come from, this gracieballsucker guy seems to have some issues

Chances are youre 13, and whack off to Justin Bieber posters and then feel brave to spout off how professional fighters are ducking others.............This makes no sense whatsoever, what sort of a fucken retart are you?

It makes you feel good about yourself because you have the same retarded pimply jackoffs here to give you moral support...............................Yep, he means us,

Oh, and after you've finished with gracie, you can give my balls a nice licking

Viva Hate- June 25, 2010 at 5:26 am
Wow, you are an absolute moron. First, I never claimed to be tough, I pointed out that Fedor takes easier fights. Second, you are on here throwing lame insults like “tough guy” yet you know who Justin Beiber is so congrats on outing yourself fag. Also congrats on the worst most useless post in the history of the internet. Now do the world a favor, go in an alley and paint the walls with your brain, as little as it may be, that will be the only use we have for you.
fatbellyfrank- June 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm
Dick-Misanthropenis, I'd like some more one liners please , and you looked much better as a chick
gracie_nuthugger- June 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm
@Viva Hate:

youre a puss filled ass pimple who gets off on being tough on forums. Youre a waste of bytes.
Chances are youre 13, and whack off to Justin Bieber posters and then feel brave to spout off how professional fighters are ducking others.

It makes you feel good about yourself because you have the same retarded pimply jackoffs here to give you moral support.
The only thing missing is claiming that you could beat some.
Beating your little dick into submission doesnt count so go crawl up back in your mothers vagina and stay there until (if ever) you have anything to say that isnt retarded.

And that was a crappy interview Ben did. You have limited time and you ask Fedor about money and about overall rankings? Has ANYONE ever heard Fedor talk about those? From reading his shit has anyone ever gotten even a hint that he cares about fame, fortune and recognition?
Really should tailor your questions to the fighter instead of rehashing the same ones you ask Mayhem Miller, Cock Leznar and Chet Sonnen.
Keyser Soze- June 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm
I wish the article would've clarified if Werdum was one of those two remaining fights left.

Naturally, there will be a time where DW makes the call and the offer Dana and company has the cash, and can offer up the best deal financially to Fedor, but it's Fedor that will have to accept it or not. Hopefully Fedor is allowed and free to make his own choices without interference from M-1 and Strikeforce.

Before anyone points it out, yes... yesterday or the day before I commented that I just couldn't see Fedor in the UFC, but if memory serves me correct, I gave it a 99% chance, and left 1% open because stranger things have happened. I find it odd this article comes out a day or two later.

I would like to see Fedor in the UFC, but not because I'm a Fedor nuthugger. I feel the UFC can offer plenty of quality opponents to Fedor. Mir, Carwin, Kongo, Velaquez, Cro Cop, and some good light-heavyweights who just might make the jump to HW if it meant getting in the octagon with one of the all time greats.

Dana re-signed Ortiz and Couture after grudges, he keeps Koscheck around, tolerates Nate Diaz, and even puts up with Penn's whining. DW will go out of his way if it means he can keep or add to the talent for the benefit of the UFC. It's no different with Fedor.

DW's damned either way... fans will tear him a new ass for selling out and signing Fedor, or thrash him being stubborn and sticking to his guns and not signing him. Soap opera's come with less complications and plot twists than the Fedor/DW/UFC fiasco. It would be nice in the end if fans could get what they want, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
FreddyFangers- June 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm
MRuss, damn son, looks like your walking papers might be getting closer to your laptop. As with Keith Jardine, I wish you the best.
DazedNConfused- June 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm
Wow sorry for the super post.
DazedNConfused- June 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm
Arlovski was undoubtedly in the best shape and readiness for a fight when he fought Fedor. He made a mistake and Fedor capitalized perfectly..

Tim Silvia was still somehow a top 5 heavyweight and he got wrecked in under a minute

Brett Rodgers made Arlovski look like a bitch and was knocking people out with his size and punching power. Sure he is still a rookie but Fedor showed he can handle his size, even at his maturing age.

Now Werdum, wasn't spit out by the UFC, as I've read here. He was mostly cut because of contract disputes and them not wanting to pay him the money he wanted. He went 2-2 in the ufc, knocking out both Gabrial Gonzaga and Brandon Vera. He has also beaten Aleks Emelienko, and fought a great fight against Big Nog in Pride. Now I'm not one to try and make someone look amazing and I will admit Werdum never reached his full potential. But he is still a top 10 heavyweight.

Now, you guys can hate/criticize Fedor all you want, but he fights who is in front of him, he tries his best and he destroys people. He's also chunky, on no enhancements and looks like an ordinary guy. I don't know how you can't respect that.

I hope he makes it to the UFC, but he is definitely fighting the best outside of the UFC at the moment. If he fights and beats Overeem after Werdum there is no way people can dispute his legendary status. Overeem IMO would give JDS, Big Nog, Mir, and Cain all great fights, most likely beating most of them. I'd be more excited for that fight than any UFC one I can remember.

But yes, he needs to fuck off with the whole Finklestien or whatever, and co-promotion deal. Will never fly with Dana/UFC.
justscrappin- June 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm
Harry Sack....He is over on I'm sure he would totally do you.
Harry Sack- June 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Although the comments section has always been the best contingency of writing on this site - It is now far-and-away the best contingency of writing on this site...Something you could not say only mere months ago. I too am disappointed with the noticeable step down in quality of content. I wish Ben the best - but lament his departure as well. Its funny because what is lacking is really just that extra dose of "I dont give a flying muthafukingfuk" mixed with a dash of "so im a perverted violence mongering quazi journalist slash comedian - what?" that made things oh-so-magical here. Sic - but in reallity half of talent is that deceptive quality of making things look easy that are in fact intangible and fleeting... so who am I to try to quantify in words what Ben brought to the CP. No Homo.
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm
Question: Would anybody like me to write some more witty and humorous MMA themed one-liners to brighten their Thursday morning?

Answer: No!
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Question: What is Fedor's favorite flavor of ice cream?

Answer: Rocky UFC Fight Contract Negotiation Road
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm
Question: What's yellow and warm and comes in a glass and the Machida's drink it before trane-ing?

Answer: Their own urine. They drink it. In the morning. Before they trane.