Remember when Fedor Emelianenko's name used to be kind of a big deal? Boy how times have changed, huh?
Just a few weeks ago, "The Last Emperor" openly admitted that in order to face the very strongest of competition, he would have to finally make his way to the company he's spurned for so long, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
But at this stage of the game, is UFC President Dana White even interested. His response when asked by MMAWeekly.com:
"Not even a little bit. That was a guy who was made an incredible offer, and they laughed at it. He ain't laughing now."
Spiteful? Sure. A little vengeful even? Yeah, maybe. But at this point, even the most hardcore Fedor nuthuggers can't argue too strongly in his favor.
The legendary Russian may have won his last two fights but the previous three not only shattered his mystique, they damn-near sent him into retirement, with a brutal knockout loss to part-time middleweight Dan Henderson as the straw that broke the Soviet's back.
Now he's been reduced to getting slapped around in Sumo matches on reality television.
No wonder White isn't interested.