During yesterday's UFC 166 pre-fight conference, UFC President Dana White talked about the one huge fight for Brock Lesnar that fans never got to see. The buzz around a showdown between Lesnar and Fedor Emelianenko was huge during Lesnar's short run with the company, but White couldn't sign Fedor for the fight.
"You don't think we wanted to do Fedor vs. Brock Lesnar?" White said, "I f–king wanted to make that fight so bad…Brock wanted that fight. Brock wanted that fight bad."
White continued: "I explained this to Fedor. We're catching a moment in time, right here, right now, where this fight between you and Brock Lesnar will be f–king massive. We're talking Dallas, Texas Stadium. This huge fight between these two big heavyweight guys. We're laying this massive f–king offer on the table.' I said, 'You're one punch away from being worth f–king zero.'"
Dana White, at the time, let it be known that it was Fedor and his management team that didn't allow the fight to happen. Shortly after, Lesnar retired from UFC after losing his final two fights. Fedor lost three in a row before winning his last three and then retiring as well.