UFC President Dana White was recently on the popular ESPN sports show “Jim Rome is Burning” to talk about a number of issues including UFC’s mainstream acceptance, the rift that still exists between White and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Kimbo Slice, The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, Herschel Walker, and the Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin fight.
Rome asks why Fedor Emelianenko did not sign with the UFC. White says Fedor is not afraid to fight in the UFC or anything like that but it’s because, “He’s got nutty managers. These guys are from Russia, try to come into America, try to strong arm us into some deal we don’t want to do. Go do that to the butcher down the street in Russia. It doesn’t work over here in the United States.”