Fedor Emelianenko Retires From MMA | MMA NEWS
Fedor Emelianenko steam-rolled Pedro Rizzo in an astonishing 84 seconds, following his victory, Emelianenko announced that he is done fighting professionally and done competing completely.
“I think it’s time. I’m retiring from sports. I still have the SAMBO World Championships. My family is the reason I will not be fighting again. My daughters are growing without their father, so it’s the right time to leave.”
Like Fedor or not, he was the unannounced King of the heavyweight division. Emelianenko rolled off an unheard of winning streak, lasting over ten years Fedor was seemingly unbeatable. A few of his wins during the ten year streak included victories over the likes of Renato Sobral, Heath Herring, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2x), Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman ,CroCop, and Tim Sylvia.
When joining the Strikeforce banner the unthinkable became reality when Fedor not only lost one fight but three in a row, including one submission and two tko’s. ”The Last Emperor” has won his last three contests’ and is leaving the octagon as a pioneer and a sure Hall of Famer.