Over the last several years, fans and foes alike have shared their thoughts on Fedor Emelianenko’s reluctance to sign with the UFC. Long-time UFC commentator Joe Rogan has managed to pry himself away from his Twitter long enough to post a blog about Emelianenko on the Underground Forums.
Below is Rogan’s blog on the Underground:
“Guys do what they have to do to get attention and to build hype. The more attention they get, the more money they can make. In this sport it pays to make any comparisons with Fedor. You also have to factor in that these are very confident professional killers and that they really do believe that they can beat any man alive. I don’t really think I’ve seen any UFC fighter ‘trash’ Fedor. It’s not that someone hasn’t, I just don’t recall seeing it anywhere.
“As for the UFC not wanting him, that’s absolutely not true. They tried really hard to make a fair deal, but they couldn’t agree on terms. [But] that s–t is NONE of my business. [All] I’m here for is to call the fights, and represent the participants as best I can.
I would love to see Fedor, [Gegard] Mousasi, [Jake] Shields, etc. – I would love to see all the best guys in the world match up, regardless of what organization they represent, but unfortunately the business doesn’t work that way, and if companies aren’t making money (as we’ve seen over and over again) they go under.”