The most famous MMA fighter in the history of the sport – Russian Fedor Emelianenko – will have his last fight in his career on June 21. The only athlete in the history of MM, without a single defeat for more than 10 years, fully made up his mind to end the career.
“Every time I promised my wife that this fight would be the last for me, but every time I had to deceive her. This time I really decided to stop. I think I must go. I spent most of my life in the ring – now it’s time to spend time with my family – said Fedor in the interview with “Izvestiya”.
His opponent in the final fight will be the famous Brazilian MMA veteran 38-year-old Pedro Rizzo, who said that this fight would be the implementation of his dreams. Despite the fact that Fedor’s opponent had not gone into the ring for more than two years due to severe trauma, “The Last Emperor” is confident that his opponent is still a formidable opponent.
“Never underestimate your opponents. I’ve seen Rizzo’s fights and I can say that he is a very strong and tough fighter. And even the fact that he has not fought for two years, does not mean that he has lost his fighting condition – training and sparring make things right again”, – said Emelianenko.
During his long history of appearances in the professional ring, Fedor won dozens of awards and recognitions. For a long time he was considered the most powerful MMA fighter in the history of sport, regardless of weight class. By the way, if you’re interested – William Hill gives you all the latest MMA / UFC betting odds, expert tips and live action sport.
It is interesting that even receiving multi-million dollar fees, The Last Emperor did not move to Moscow or St. Petersburg from native Belgorod. He still spends all his free time at home with his wife and children.
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