Fedor Emelianenko will likely become a free agent once again after choosing to pay back 1.5 million dollars to M-1 Global to leave the MMA startup. There has been much speculation as to where he’ll end up but it appears that the UFC is a strong possibility.
Asked if he’d sign Fedor should he become available, UFC president Dana White responded to ESPN, “Absolutely, 100 percent, in a heartbeat. People think he’s the best — I don’t, not even close. But if it’s somehow possible, I would make it happen.”
For there part, Fedor’s management appears open to a deal with the UFC as well.
“We’re open to a discussion,” Apy Echteld told ESPN. “If everybody is willing to put a little wine in the water, then we have something to work with. There is space for this to happen.”
Meanwhile Randy Couture continues to fight in court for his freedom from his UFC contract. It’ll be interesting to see what happens if Fedor does indeed sign with the UFC. Check back for the latest as this story develops.