Speaking to AllBoxing.ru, M-1 Global boss Vadim Finkelstein reacted to Dana White’s post Fedor vs Werdum comments, claiming that his client is still the P4P Best Fighter in the World. Fedor Emelianenko was defeated by Fabricio Werdum via a shocking Armbar/Triangle Choke, causing many media outlets to wipe him off their P4P rankings. Vadim Finkelstein has a clear message to everyone who continues to doubt “The Last Emperor:
Vadim, can you please comment on Dana White‘s recent remarks, where he claimed Fedor Emelianenko interests no one anymore?
“You know, if I had to comment on everything Dana White says, it would be a kindergarten. He says one thing today and tomorrow – another. I am completely sure that one day he would like to take his words back.
He called me a “mad Russian”, and said Fedor was a “mythological creature” invented by the media… apparently he was speaking about the recent UFC Heavyweight title fight between Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar. In my opinion, it’s a disgrace. Calling Lesnar number one fighter in the world? A fighter who won five fights and suffered one defeat? So all the “Mythological Creatures” are right there, in the UFC. It’s clearly not Fedor.
What irritates White is that Fedor never fought in the UFC, but he nevertheless referred to as the number one in fighter the world. And you understand in what circumstances are we, and in what they are. They have only negative things to say about us. That’s why Fedor’s first mistake in 10 years was a massive celebration for the UFC. If they label fighters like Brock Lesnar as “The Best in the World”, I can assure you that Fedor Emelianenko was and remains the undisputed Best Fighter in the World”
The situation around who will be Fedor’s next opponent is still unclear. Nevertheless, Vadim Finkelstein declared that he will do “everything in his power” to arrange a rematch between “The Last Emperor” and Fabricio Werdum, who continues to express his interest in a rematch. Fedor Emelianenko is currently Ranked as #3 Heavyweight by Sherdog (not included in P4P Rankings), and #2 by USA Today.
What do you think, LowKick’ers? Where do you rank Fedor in your list?