One can safely say days are strange these days in Mixed Martial Arts when Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC hall of Famer Randy Couture is not allowed entry into the arena of the Zuffa Inc. held organization but Vadim Finkelchtein is warmly welcomed. The man who is widely known as ‘Finky’ was spotted during the promotion’s UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi v/s Latifi event where he was spreading the joy, shaking hands with audience and kissing babies.
And yes, if anyone needs a reminder, this is that very same ‘Vadummy’ who cost former PRIDE FC Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko big money by balking at a potential super fight between The Last Emperor and the then reigning UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Many would wonder that the big Russian is now retired so his agent showing up at a UFC event is no big deal.
But to think that Dana White, the president of the promotion has already unveiled plans to take his band of fighters to Russia later this year couple with the fact that Fedor Emelianenko has recently admitted he would love the chance to fight under the banner of the UFC in front of a jam packed crowd at home means his return is still on the cards.
With Lesnar now active in the World Wrestling Entertainment or the WWE, and Emelianenko retired after the death of his father, there was a very slim chance of the match happening even a couple of months back.
And although Lesnar’s return is still not clear, the fact that Fedor Emelianenko might fight under the UFC banner against any fighter that the UFC places in front of him is enough for the fans of the promotion to get excited and that