UFC chief Dana White names the one fight he most regrets not being able to make

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Dana White has put together some incredible fight cards in his time as president of the UFC.

Managing to create some stellar match-ups that bring in the pay per view figures, and dollars that have helped make the UFC the stand out provider of mixed martial arts entertainment in the world.

The pinnacle was actually a boxing match, between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The Notorious continues to be the biggest draw in the UFC and Dana White has played no small part in helping to make him the star he is.

For all of those title matchups, redemption stories, grudge matches and block buster fights Dana White admitted he did have one regret.

The fight that he wanted to make happen but couldn’t get over the line. That was a heavy-weight clash between Fedor Emelianenko and Brock Lesnar.

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Speaking to Laura Sank, per BJ Penn, White said:

“I’ve made every fight that was ever possible to make in MMA including Mayweather and McGregor. The only fight that I ever failed to make was Fedor vs. Brock.

“Every other fight that we ever thought about or fans wanted to see or whatever it was, I made. That’s probably the one I couldn’t pull off.”

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Emelianenko finished with a 40-6 fighting across a range of MMA organisations without every fighting under the UFC banner.

He held heavyweight title belts for both PRIDE and WAMMA but was immune to White’s charms. Whilst Brock Lesnar used his high profile as a star performer as a wrestler in the WWE to launch his mixed martial arts career.

In his 9 fight career with the organisation he won the UFC heavyweight title with his strike heavy, bulldozing style.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 08: Mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will meet Mark Hunt in a heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

White’s answer was far from a universal choice with many fight fans more disappointed in not having seen Anderson Silva vs Georges St-Pierre when they were both in their primes.

Whilst Jon Jones was another contender for a clash with Anderson Silva.

White may have let Emelianenko vs Lesnar slip through his hands but whilst he is leading the UFC you can guarantee there will be plenty more big fights for UFC fans to sink their teeth into.

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