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Octagon door still open for Fedor

Updated: August 9, 2009, 11:42 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | Special to ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Top-rated heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko recently rejected the UFC in favor of Strikeforce, where he will begin fulfilling a three-fight deal later this year. Though Emelianenko took his skills elsewhere, the UFC remains open to having him come aboard.

UFC president Dana White told ESPN.com that the offer made to Emelianenko remains in effect. However, White added a wrinkle.

"The offer stands, but only if he remains undefeated," White said Friday after the UFC 101 weigh-in. ...

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