Dana White: “He’s Signed and Ready to Roll”

In a recent interview with The Oregonian, UFC president Dana White, confirmed that the UFC had reached a deal with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and they were close to reaching a deal with PRIDE heavyweight ace Fedor Emelianenko.

“He’s signed and ready to roll,” White said. “You couldn’t meet a classier guy in your whole life. He will be so marketable.”

White also said he is moving close to signing a contract that would bring Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko (26-1), widely considered the best fighter in the world, to the UFC.

A month ago, ChuteBoxe.com, reported that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua had signed with the UFC but the deal was never officially announced by the UFC.


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