Fedor: ‘Russian Fighters Have Rejected My Help’


“I can see that I could help many our guys. And more – I can see the mistakes that Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos use to make. Of course Velasquez is best in our time but I see his flaws. Still I can’t understand why our fighters can’t take what I could give them. Or they just don’t want to take it.”

“Many of our fighters consider themselves to be seasoned and experienced fighters. They reject my help many times. So I am only left to work with newcomers. It’s easier to work with them.”

“Of course now I’m official executive. Now I try to develop MMA in our regions. I try to do everything that depends on me. But no matter what I’m the person of sport. MMA is in my blood till the end.”

MMA legends are often seen bringing up the new generation. Passing on their wealth of experience to help the sport’s evolution.

In a new interview with M-1 Global, Fedor Emelianenko confessed that he’s been shunned by the fighters in his region.