UFC President Dana White says he still holds out hope that Fedor Emelianenko will fight in the Octagon some day, and that he hopes Fedor still has an unblemished record when that happens. But White adds that he thinks Fedor might get knocked out in his upcoming fight with Brett Rogers. Video, with some profanity, below.
"The reality is, I hope that Buck Rogers doesn't knock him out," White said. "Because I want to get Fedor in the UFC, I want to see him fight Brock Lesnar. He's fighting a dangerous guy. I don't think he's that good, I think he's overrated and I think he might get knocked out."
Aside from calling Rogers "Buck Rogers," it's actually a little surprising to hear White give Fedor's opponent some credit as "a dangerous guy." White usually derides Fedor's opponents as second-rate. But while I agree with White that Rogers is a dangerous guy, I don't give him much chance of knocking Fedor out. White says he wants to see Fedor vs. Lesnar for the UFC title, but I think Lesnar will lose before Fedor does.
Video via Bloody Elbow and ULTMMA.