Fabricio Werdum Reveals His Greatest Heavyweight Of All-Time

Fabricio Werdum believes Fedor Emelianenko is the greatest heavyweight of all-time, not Daniel Cormier like many suggest. ‘DC’ beat one of the best ever in Stipe Miocic and if he can beat him again on Saturday, he will no doubt cement his legacy. Yet, according to Werdum that still won’t be enough to overpass what […]

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Fabricio Werdum believes Fedor Emelianenko is the greatest heavyweight of all-time, not Daniel Cormier like many suggest.

‘DC’ beat one of the best ever in Stipe Miocic and if he can beat him again on Saturday, he will no doubt cement his legacy. Yet, according to Werdum that still won’t be enough to overpass what Emelianenko did.

“In my opinion, for sure (Cormier) is a very good fighter – two belts, different divisions – but the best fighter, in my opinion, is Fedor,” Werdum said to media members (h/t MMA Junkie). “He deserves (it). Ten years, he never lost before, and I believe Fedor continues to be the best heavyweight in the world.”

During the PRIDE days, he won 27-straight fights and went 10 years unbeaten as Werdum says. But, the first man to give him a loss during that time was Werdum. However, even though the Brazilian beat and finished him, he says Fedor is still the greatest ever.

“Not because I finished him,” Werdum said. “Before, I looked at him as my idol, but when I fought him, I wanted to finish him. That’s it.”

Regardless, it is a debate many fans, fighters, and media alike do. Everyone has different opinions but according to Werdum, it is Fedor Emelianenko who is the greatest heavyweight of all-time.

Who do you think is the greatest heavyweight of all-time?

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Dana White Reveals The One Big Fight He Feels He Failed To Make

Dana White has been the frontman of the UFC for nearly 20 years. Over his time as President, White has made some of the biggest fights in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. However, there is one fight that White failed to make that seems to bother him to this day. During yesterday’s (Sat. July 27, […]

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Dana White has been the frontman of the UFC for nearly 20 years. Over his time as President, White has made some of the biggest fights in mixed martial arts (MMA) history.

However, there is one fight that White failed to make that seems to bother him to this day. During yesterday’s (Sat. July 27, 2019) UFC 240 pay-per-view (PPV) post-fight press conference, White discussed some of the biggest fights he has ever made over the course of his career.

The topic came up when White was asked about booking the rematch between Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Cyborg’s victory last night in Canada was the final bout on her UFC contract. When White was asked if he thinks he can reach a deal to re-sign Cyborg and book a rematch with Nunes, White said he was confident he can get it done, as he always finds a way to make big fights happen.

But he pointed out that he did fail to make one big heavyweight blockbuster. A collision between Brock Lesnar and the legendary Fedor Emelianenko:

“Um, I hope so [they can make a deal with Cyborg]. I hope so,” White said. “If that’s true, if that’s the fight she wants and she really wants that fight, I don’t see how we don’t make a deal. I mean, if you look at my history in 20 years, how many deals have I not made for a fight?

“I think there’s been, like, one. There was one fight I didn’t make. We never got the Russian. Fedor. Yeah, I was trying to do that Fedor, Brock fight. That’s the fight I didn’t make.”

Lesnar has since retired from MMA competition, while Emelianenko is currently on a “retirement tour” while inked to the Bellator MMA promotion. Sadly, the Russian never got the opportunity to test himself inside the UFC’s Octagon. And it looks like he never will.

What do you think about White saying he failed to make Emelianenko vs. Lesnar?

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Bellator Wants To Bring Fedor Emelianenko Back To Japan

It looks like Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour with Bellator could feature a stop in Japan. Bellator president Scott Coker spoke to “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show” this week and discussed the possibility of running a show in Japan. The show would ideally be a cross-promotion event with RIZIN in December (via BJPenn.com): “There’s nothing confirmed,” […]

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It looks like Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour with Bellator could feature a stop in Japan.

Bellator president Scott Coker spoke to “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show” this week and discussed the possibility of running a show in Japan. The show would ideally be a cross-promotion event with RIZIN in December (via BJPenn.com):

“There’s nothing confirmed,” Coker said. “As people already know, we’ve been talking to Sakakibara about doing some type of event together. We haven’t decided if it’s going to be a ‘co-pro,’ fight sharing, a Bellator event by itself.

“But I’d love nothing more than to be in Japan sometime in December throwing a big fight there at Saitama Super Arena, where all the big fights happen.”

In regards to who Fedor could fight on the Japan card, he threw out potential names such as Josh Barnett and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, two very big names amongst the Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) community:

“Whether it’s a Japanese fighter or he fights (Quinton) ‘Rampage’ Jackson or Josh Barnett, or whoever, I think it would just be a magical night to see him back in the Bellator cage in Tokyo,” Coker said.

Fedor competed regularly in Japan in the early years of his MMA career. However; once he started fighting for promotions such as Affliction, Strikeforce, and Bellator, Fedor’s appearances in Japan have become rarer in recent years.

What do you think about Fedor possibly returning to Japan along with Bellator?

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Bellator President Scott Coker: I Would Love To Have Fedor Emelianenko Fight In Japan

Bellator officials are working on a trip to Japan later this year and Fedor Emelianenko could very well be a part of the card. It’s no secret that Bellator and Rizin have been doing business together. The partnership has made a significant impact…

Bellator officials are working on a trip to Japan later this year and Fedor Emelianenko could very well be a part of the card. It’s no secret that Bellator and Rizin have been doing business together. The partnership has made a significant impact already as Kyoji Horiguchi is the bantamweight champion of both promotions. Now, […]

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Melvin Manhoef Wants To Fight A ‘Legend’ In Fedor Emelianenko or Wanderlei Silva For Final Fight

43-year-old, Melvin Manhoef fought in a combat sports fight for the 100th time on Saturday. There, the veteran beat Kent Kauppinen by decision to get back into the win column. Now, Manhoef says he has only one fight in MMA left, and he wants to fight a…

43-year-old, Melvin Manhoef fought in a combat sports fight for the 100th time on Saturday. There, the veteran beat Kent Kauppinen by decision to get back into the win column. Now, Manhoef says he has only one fight in MMA left, and he wants to fight a legend in his final fight. The Dutchman is […]

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Fedor Emelianenko Signs New Deal With Bellator MMA

Fedor Emelianenko is staying with Bellator MMA as he plans to finish up his legendary career with the Viacom-owned promotion. Emelianenko is a historic figure in the history of the MMA game and no doubt an MMA Legend. Early Saturday morning, the promot…

Fedor Emelianenko is staying with Bellator MMA as he plans to finish up his legendary career with the Viacom-owned promotion. Emelianenko is a historic figure in the history of the MMA game and no doubt an MMA Legend. Early Saturday morning, the promotion announced that he signed an exclusive multi-fight contract extension to finish his […]

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