"It does (change my opinion). Tim Sylvia was a real opponent. [But my opinion that Anderson Silva is still the world's best fighter has not changed] Not at all. Do you even need to ask me after that?"
-- UFC President Dana White -- who has in the past dubbed Fedor Emelianenko a "farce" -- tells Yahoo!Sports.com that he has renewed respect for the Russian after his performance last night at Affliction: "Banned." Emelianenko stormed Sylvia at the opening bell, dropped him and took his back for a fight-ending choke. It took just 36-seconds for the former UFC champion to tap.