Fedor Emelianenko Says: It’s Time To Return The Ring


Fedor just made this announcement to the Press Service of the Russian Union of MMA. Here is the direct translation:

“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 arts, have worked closely with the presidents of sports federations recognized the problem from within the sport, as far as possible, try to solve them. But now I feel that it is time to return to the ring.”

Fedor went on a 3 fight losing streak in 2011 taking some serious punishment in the process. Here is his face after a TKO loss to Dan Henderson in strikeforce.

“I was able to recover and heal old wounds. The last three years I have maintained the 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. I will try to train with fighter that will help me grow professionaly. There is still work to do to prepare to enter the ring. Negotiations are underway with several MMA organizations. Once agreements are reached, there will be more information on the date of the fight and rival. “

Fedor’s last six fights saw a 50/50 performance ending in 2012 with 3 consecutive victories:

  • WIN Pedro Rizzo at M-1 Global Jun 21, 2012 via KO (Punches)
  • WIN Satoshi Ishii at Dream Dec 13, 2011 via KO (Punches)
  • WIN Jeff Monson at M-1 Nov 20, 2011 via Decision (Unanimous)
  • LOSS Dan Henderson at Strikeforce Jul 30, 2011 via TKO (Punches)
  • LOSS Antonio Silva at Strikeforce Feb 12, 2011 via TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
  • LOSS Fabrico Werdum at Strikeforce Jun 26, 2010 via Submission (Triangle Armbar)

Check out confirmation this news is true from Fedor’s manager Vadim Finklechtein on the next page:

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