UFC President Dana White spoke to the UK Sun this week about Brock Lesnar’s upcoming fight with UFC Heavyweight champion Randy Couture on November 15th as well as where Fedor Emelianenko fits into UFC’s heavyweight scene.
Here’s what Dana White said about Brock: “It’s such an interesting fight because Couture is so good at coming up with plans for finding weaknesses in guys’ games and exposing them. But Lesnar’s such a different animal, this guy is so big, so strong and so fast at that weight it’s just phenomenal. For what he lacks in technique and knowledge, he makes up for in size, speed and power Lesnar could go on to be the best heavyweight and the longest-reigning heavyweight – who knows what could happen with him.”
The conversation then transitioned to Fedor Emelianenko, the Affliction MMA group’s top fighter and the man many consider to be the top heavyweight fighter in the world. Although fight fans have been hoping to see Fedor fight Randy Couture, Dana White said, “If Couture loses to Lesnar, I don’t know how much more interest there is in a Fedor v Couture fight. I think you’d be looking at Fedor going up against whoever the best heavyweight at the time is.”
Dana was in no rush to give any props to the Russian fighter. “Fedor shouldn’t win any accolades until he starts fighting the best in the world. You’ve got to respect the guys like Georges St Pierre, Anderson Silva, BJ Penn, Forrest Griffin and Antonio Nogueira. These guys are actually out there fighting people three times a year to prove they’re the best. So until Fedor does that, you’ll never hear me talk positively about him.”
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