Brock to meet match

JOSE RODRIGUEZ, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:34 PM ET

UFC boss vows to bring in ferocious Fedor to take on Public Enemy No. 1

Most UFC fans would love nothing better than to see arrogant wall-of-meat Brock Lesnar beaten like a snare drum at a military parade.

Following UFC 100, president Dana White offered hope to mixed-martial arts purists who cringe at Lesnar's WWE antics.

"Eventually, Fedor is going to be here," said White, referring to the 30-1 Fedor Emelianenko, who is widely considered the top heavyweight in the world.

"This Fedor thing has been going on and on and I keep saying this and that about it and he keeps waiting.

"I want Fedor. I want him to be part of the UFC."

Lesnar, following his sound thrashing of Frank Mir, walked over to his opponent, taunted him and then flipped the 11,000-strong audience in Las Vegas the bird as they booed.

He also stood in the centre of the Octagon and dissed major sponsor Bud Light, saying he preferred Coors Light because it gave him money.

"Dana came back, and we had a whip-the-dog session. I screwed up and I apologize," Lesnar told a post-fight press conference while humbly sipping a Bud Light.

But that did little to wash away the bitter taste left behind with fans.

Fansites and blogs are questioning why someone with Lesnar's athletic ability resorts to such antics and what impact his actions will have on the long-standing tradition of respect between UFC fighters.

For his part, Lesnar hinted he may one day grow out of his jerk-first, post-fight persona. "I was in the entertainment business for a while and I guess there's still a little of that in me," he said.

White admitted Lesnar may not be the most popular champ, but in the Mir fight, he looked unstoppable.

GREATEST EVER?

"Brock stayed out of submissions and he did a ton of damage," said White.

"Frank's face was busted up the first time they landed on the ground. (Lesnar) is a phenomenal athlete and he gets better every time. He might be the greatest heavyweight champion in history."

Before that honour can be bestowed, however, White knows Lesnar needs to fight Emelianenko -- a move that will please fans and sell pay-per-views.

"We'll end up getting that deal done and then we'll do Brock versus Fedor and it'll be a huge fight," said White.

Emelianenko, who has been reluctant to join the UFC in the past, is contracted to Affliction, where he will fight Josh Barnett Aug. 1.

Past negotiations have ended in both sides name-calling and walking away.

But with the UFC's surging popularity and White's prediction that Affliction will soon go broke, Emelianenko may be left with no option but to join the world's biggest fight club.

And that move couldn't come soon enough for fans.

JOSE.RODRIGUEZ@SUNMEDIA.CA


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