"I would gladly participate in such a tournament. UFC (American mixed martial arts), for example, won't take me, because if they let me in there, I would beat everybody and take the belt to Russia. They don't want that. They want their own American champions. We already beat everyone in Japan, even though no one bet on us."
Alexander Emelianenko (13-3) -- the younger brother of Pride FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko -- states that the UFC will not enlist his services because he can defeat any fighter in the division and he would bring the title back to Russia. He also confirms in the interview that he and Fedor would never fight one another.