Though Retired, Fedor Not Ruling Out Return Against Lesnar | MMA NEWS

June 26, 2012 4:01 pm by bjpenn.com staff 44 Comments

By Jose Garcia

After retiring last week from MMA and all competition sports, Fedor Emelianenko, made his first official statement since the news of his retirement. After dominating Pedro Rizzo in 84 seconds, the once king of the heavyweight division decided it was time to hang up the gloves.

When the news reached the internet many fans and writers sounded off on their thoughts of his retirement. Some begged that he was the best to ever enter the octagon and others preached that he never fought anyone of worth or relevance and only fought fighters at opportune times for himself. Whether you like Fedor or not, his winning streak is rarely seen in any sport and he is due some credit for his tenure and reign.

Whether or not “The Last Emperor” is completely done with MMA is still up in the air. If you ask me I think he could return, especially if the offer is right. Has he burnt his bridge with Dana White and the UFC, I guess we will see.
In a recent interview with “Inside MMA”, Fedor was asked if a fight with former UFC champion Brock Lesnar or any other fight could pursue him into making a return.

“I’m not promising, but anything is possible.”

If Lesnar and Emelianenko were to battle, just think about those pay-per-view numbers. Dana may reconsider his thoughts on Emelianenko fighting in the UFC.

What do you all think is Fedor and Lesnar a good match up?


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