The Buffer 360 didn’t make it onto the UFC 100 PPV and if there was any Fedor chants, I didn’t hear them. But UFC brass keep pretty on top of the stupid shit us fans are up to on the internet, and I wonder if the threat of an embarrassing Fedor moment at UFC 100 hasn’t got Dana White changing his tune on the Russian fighter … at least while he’s all hopped up on UFC 100 giddiness:
“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.”
How soon could we such the fight?
“Who knows,” White said. “He’s obviously contractually obligated to fight (with Affliction). Once that’s over, we’ll figure it out.”
So is this an olive branch or a determination? Perhaps Lorenzo Fertitta is out back gassing up the private jet as we speak, preparing to work a little more of the magic he used to bring Mirko Crocop back into the fold? I kinda doubt it though … this isn’t the first time Dana has admitted that he’s down for signing Fedor, and that didn’t make much of a difference. But I’ve started to realize my inner cynic (or as I like to call it, my Lil Zach) hasn’t been as accurate as it was in the past. So who knows.