Archive: Fedor Emelianenko

Jul 16, 2015 9:43 am

Frank Mir: ‘It Would Be An Honor To Fight Fedor’

Frank Mir added another amazing finish to his highlight reel at last night’s UFC Fight Night event in San Diego, when he floored Todd Duffee with a brutal left hand in the opening round of their main event fight. The former UFC heavyweight champion has fought a legendary list of heavyweights during his MMA career...

Dec 27, 2014 2:02 pm

First Lesnar, Now Fedor! Coker Going After Everyone

Bellator President Scott Coker is hoping to land some “big fish” in 2015. Coker has already reached out to former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, to let him know he should weigh his options before signing on any dotted lines. Now the former Strikeforce boss has apparently set his sights on Fedor Emelianenko, to see...

Nov 3, 2014 4:21 pm

Vadim Finkelchtein Claims UFC Never Offered Fedor A Specific Deal

Fedor Emelianenko is considered by many the greatest MMA fighter of all time. What makes that title even more incredible is that Emelianenko never fought in the UFC. It had long been rumored that Emelianenko was in contract negotiations with the UFC to fight Brock Lesnar, however a deal was never reached, leaving many MMA...

Oct 27, 2014 10:18 am

PHOTOS | Fedor Emelianenko Holds MMA Seminar

Widely believed to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighters of all time, Fedor Emelianenko retired from MMA several years ago, but can be seen spreading his knowledge in these photos from an MMA seminar hosted recently. Images courtesy of UnderGround user ‘touch‘.

Sep 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Alexander Shlemenko: ‘I’m Just Trying To Follow In Fedor’s Footsteps’

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has his sights set high when it comes to what he wants to accomplish in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Shlemenko, who is from Omsk Russia, wants to follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest fighters ever, who just happens to be Russian as well, Fedor...

Sep 22, 2014 5:02 am

The Voice Versus Fedor Complete Interview

Check out this awesome interview with Fedor Emelianenko and Michael Schiavello from AXS-TV, where Fedor spoke about everything from his time as a Pride FC champion, and on went what went wrong with the UFC.

Sep 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Fedor Shuts Down Comeback Talk: “I’m Done Fighting”

Fedor Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Over the course of his 12 year Mixed Martial Arts career, Fedor fought many of the world’s top fighters while under the Pride banner. Recently Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke about the possibility of a superfight...

Sep 16, 2014 5:53 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘A Heavyweight GOAT Doesn’t Exist’

There is a large number of people in the mixed martial arts community who would answer “Fedor” if asked the question “who is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time?”. Current UFC heavyweight contender Roy “Big Country” Nelson is not one of those people. The former TUF Season 10 winner recently explained to FOX Sports why he doesn’t believe a...

Sep 16, 2014 1:12 pm

Fedor Emelianenko Not Impressed With UFC Roster

“Well, the UFC didn’t want me to fight there, so what could I do? We were unable to make a deal. They offered unacceptable conditions. Actually, when I fought in PRIDE, we had the best fighters in the world. Back then the UFC had a very serious and big crisis. They were going through some...

Sep 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Fedor Says UFC “Offered Unacceptable Conditions”

Fedor Emelianenko is considered by many MMA fans to be the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), the only argument against the Pride FC legend is that he never fought in the UFC. As a result, he is overlooked by others while being discussed in terms of who the GOAT is. The UFC had tried to...

Sep 7, 2014 8:31 am

SPIKEFORCE! Coker Isn’t Counting Out Fedor vs. Couture Bout

“You know, that’s a fight I personally would love to see, but I just don’t know if it’s going to happen,” “Randy? He’s dancing with the stars now. I mean, he’s not going to want to go fight Fedor now that he’s hanging out with some good-lookin’ girls dancing every night. “But we’ll see him...

Aug 18, 2014 3:33 pm

Couture Open To Grappling Match Against Fedor In Metamoris

“That would be interesting and certainly given the time to prepare and get back up into good, solid grappling and wrestling shape, that would be a lot of fun and I think, you know. I’m not sure how active Fedor is at this stage, you know him being retired as well, but I’m certainly no...

Aug 5, 2014 3:12 pm

Brock Lesnar Would Consider Returning To The UFC

Brock Lesnar hasn’t seen action inside the Octagon after losing to Alistair Overeem in 2011. Prior to the bout Lesnar had undergone a grueling battle with Diverticulitis that saw Lesnar lose much of his intestine in surgery. The Overeem bout served as his return to the Octagon, and ultimately ended as his final MMA bout....

Aug 2, 2014 10:55 am

Fedor Says Cain Velasquez Fight He Would Want

“Cain Velasquez. He has some technical difficulties, but he has ambition and he’s fearless. He wants to win so badly and he’s in great condition. He’s a thinking fighter.” In a recent interview (via “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko stated that if he was still an active, elite-level fighter, he would be targeting a...

Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Emelianenko Facing Potential 4-6 Years In Prison For Alleged Rape Charges In Russia

Younger brother to famed fighter, Fedor, Aleksander Emelianenko is in a load of trouble. Following charges of Rape in Russia, the MMA fighter, who originally fled from authorities, is apparently facing up to six-years in prison if found guilty. The victim’s lawyer recently released the following statement: “First, the court should extend Emelianenko’s arrest which...

Jun 9, 2014 5:05 am

Fedor Offers Assistance to Bellator Champion

Retired MMA legend, Fedor Emelianenko is a proud Russian athlete. Which is precisely why it should come as no surprise that he wants to assist, Russian Bellator Champion Alexander Shlemenko close some gaps in his game. Fedor sent out the offer via The Russian Media: (Translated) “I always support Aleksandr and watch his fights. I...

Jun 3, 2014 2:44 pm

Fedor Emelianenko Doesn’t Support Women’s MMA

Arguably the greatest fighter of all time, Fedor Emelianenko. The Last Emperor spoke in a recent interview about women’s MMA, and it turns out, Fedor doesn’t support women’s MMA. For those who speak Russian check out the full interview

May 2, 2014 12:12 pm

VIDEO | UFC’s ‘Ultimate Fedor’ Trailer

Part two of Ultimate Fedor features the Last Emperor’s final PRIDE fights and follows the Sambo champion’s time in the Affliction and Strikeforce organizations.

Apr 6, 2014 9:05 pm

Fedor Emelianenko Explains The Difference Between Him And His Wanted Brother Aleks

Fedor’s younger brother, Aleksander Emelianenko, is on Russia’s federal wanted list for charges of rape and beating his housekeeper. He’s also gone missing. In a recent interview with Russia’s Combat Bear, ‘The Last Emperor’ explained the difference between himself and his brother and why his brother’s life has taken a dark path. “Well, of course...

Mar 4, 2014 9:47 am

Cro Cop: ‘UFC Treated Me Like A King But I Failed’

“It’s a black spot in my career, the UFC. UFC treated me like a king. UFC fans treated me like a king. I just failed, you know? Why? It’s hard to say. New fighters are coming. But, I will always believe, I will always believe, maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right; but I will always...

Mar 3, 2014 6:15 pm

Cro Cop: ‘It’s not Fedor’s Concern to act like my mother’

“I like Fedor and I respect him a lot, but it’s not his job, it’s not his concern to act like my mother and to give any kind of advice, especially to me. I think I’m old and I believe wise enough that I will know when it’s time to go. What happened to me...

Jan 21, 2014 7:07 pm

PHOTO | Fedor Emelianenko Sporting Thong Beachside?

I don’t know about this one guys… Several of our media friends are reporting that the image, seen above, of ‘The Last Emperor’, is showing the former PRIDE FC superstar wearing a thong on the beach. Personally, it’s whatever. I mean, if Fedor wants to wear a thong anywhere, let alone a socially acceptable venue...

Jan 17, 2014 5:46 pm

Fedor Emelianenko carries the Olympic Torch

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko may be retired, but that hastn’t stopped him from receiving the honor of carrying the Olympic torch in his home country of Russia in preparation to the Winter Olympics. Steph Daniels posted via Bloodyelbow a picture that has been making rounds on Twitter of the Pride FC legend...

Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Headed To Florida With Werdum vs. Browne & Tate vs. Carmouche

Travis Browne is one fight away from a shot at the belt. At the second UFC on FOX show of this year (scheduled for April 19th), we will have two new fights to look forward to, as Browne will face off against Fabricio Werdum in a title elimination match, and bantamweights Miesha Tate and Liz...

Jan 9, 2014 10:36 am

Ronda Rousey: I want 57 of Fedor’s babies

“Do I want to have 57 of his babies? It’s true. I think he’s married, though, so I’m not allowed. He was like my first real exposure to MMA. Manny and Karo I would see little bits of their stuff; I didn’t know it was like a real thing. I would see Karo putting on...

Dec 31, 2013 9:44 am

Bob Sapp Defeats Fedor Emelianenko In Japan

Bob Sapp finally found his calling. For the second year in a row, Sapp has won a Japanese celebrity arm wrestling tournament, beating former and current MMA fighters, sumo wrestlers, and other celebrities. Who did he beat this year? None other than the greatest heavyweight of all time, Fedor Emelianenko. Sapp took out Emelianenko in...

Dec 28, 2013 11:31 pm

A Broken ‘Leg’acy

Anderson Silva’s fights have almost always been something special. Whether he’s dancing around like a violent Fred Astaire, curiously refusing to engage a fighter who seemingly poses no threat, or using Matrix-like movements to dodge a punch by millimeters before unleashing a brutal onslaught of strikes, Anderson Silva always gives us something to talk about....