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Wanderlei Silva: Fedor Emelianenko is 'crazy' for not signing with the UFC

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"He [Fedor Emelianenko] is crazy. I don't know why the guy doesn't want to fight here. These are the best events. This is the biggest promotion. The guy could be a symbol here. He could have money for the rest of his life. He could do well with the promotion, with sponsors, with commercials, and many other possibilities. Japan is a good market, but the US is different. The American fans love the fighters. Everyday, people come up to me in the street. He needs to come to the UFC."

-- Former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva talks about his thoughts on Fedor Emelianenko opting to fight for M-1 rather than inside the Octagon. "The Axe Murderer" competed under the Pride FC banner alongside the Russian for almost five years. He recently signed a four fight deal to return to the organization is training for a fight with Chuck Liddell at UFC 79: "Nemesis" on December 29.

Note: Naturally Silva talks about his upcoming fight with the "Iceman" in the interview. Check out the full read if you can.

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