MMA  > General MMA  > Fedor says "WOuld love to fight Brock, Test myself"
July 16, 2009, 03:50 PM
With UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar's impressive UFC 100 win over Frank Mir, many MMA fans are pointing to Russian Fedor Emelianenko as the only man capable of toppling the former professional wrestler.

During the most recent episode of HDNet's weekly "Inside MMA," host Bas Rutten discussed the possibility of that contest with Emelianenko in the first half of a two-part interview with the WAMMA champ.

And while Emelianenko says he's interested in the bout, he still feels the UFC is not in his immediate future.

"That (fight with Lesnar) interests me a lot," Emelianenko said through an interpreter. "He's a serious guy and a good fighter. I would definitely be interested in testing my skill."

Of course Emelianenko will first need to defeat Josh Barnett at the Aug. 1 "Affliction: Trilogy" event in order for fans to continue calling for the matchup. Even then, Emelianenko will need to make his way to the UFC, a process that has long proven difficult.

"At the present time, I don't think [I'll be in the UFC]," Emelianenko said. "I don't think you'll see me in the UFC, just because the terms and the manner in which those terms are offered are not acceptable today."

However, things may soon change in the stalemate that exists between Emelianenko and the UFC. Following this past weekend's UFC 100 event, UFC president Dan White seemed focused on bringing "The Last Emperor" to the UFC.

"This Fedor thing has gone on and on and on," White said in the post-UFC 100 press conference. "Eventually, Fedor's going to be here. I want Fedor. I want him to come to the UFC and everything else.

"This guy (Brock Lesnar) just won the heavyweight title, and we'll end up getting that deal done. And then we'll do Brock vs. Fedor, and it'll be a huge fight."

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