MMA fans, take a deep breath and try to compose yourselves because Fedor Emelianenko has announced that he is coming out of retirement to fight again.
According to the Russian MMA media outlet Union MMA, who reported it first, the MMA legend will began training again and plans on stepping back into the cage.
Here’s a statement from ‘The Last Emperor’ himself:
“For every athlete it is very important to be able to engage in their favorite thing: give all the best in training, performing in competitions, defending the honor of the motherland.”
“During my time at the Ministry, I was able to work on the development of the sport, work closely with the presidents of sports federations, recognize the problems from within the sport, and as far as possible, try to solve them. But now I feel that it is time to return to the ring.”
“I was able to recover and heal old injuries. The last three years I have maintained physical form, but this level is not enough to go into battle, therefore recently I started intensive training. We have assembled a team of versatile coaches and athletes who will help me in the training process” Emelianenko continued. “There is still work to do to prepare to leave the ring. Negotiations are underway with promotions. Once agreements are reached, there will be information on the date of the fight and rival.”
Who and where do you want to see Fedor fight? Bellator might make sense, how about Kimbo vs. Fedor?
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