Why isn’t Fedor Emelianenko in the octagon?
“That’s a great question. I don’t understand it too. He’s a great fighter, I’d love to see him in the UFC. We’ve already offered a lot of money, more than what he has being paid in other events, so it doesn’t make sense to me”
Fertitta speaking with Tatame Magazine. He also mentions plans to hold UFC events in Brazil. I don't think money is the issue with Fedor. It's moreso of him having to sign an exclusive contract more than anything.