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Fedor Emelianenko to 'headline' EA Sports MMA game

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In a move that has the potential to plant himself firmly on Dana White's bad side, Fedor Emelianenko will headline EA Sports MMA fighter roster.

White, the enigmatic president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, said recently that anyone who signed on to EA's MMA game would find themselves banned from fighting in UFC. But a release from EA Sports today said Emelianenko, arguably the world's top heavyweight, will be joined by Gegard Mousasi and Renato Sobral as the first to sign on to the MMA franchise.

Speculation swirled throughout the mixed martial arts blogosphere this morning about whether Emelianenko would announce today that he had signed with UFC. But the Los Angeles Times reported that there were "intense" talks between the 231-pound Russian heavyweight and UFC, but a deal would be unlikely until later this week.

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