Considered as the best mixed martial arts heavyweight fighter in the world, the 38 years old Fedor Emelianenko is coming out from a 3 year retirement and will be fighting inside the cage. The champ is still in great shape and constantly goes to the gym to practice regularly.
Emalianenko (34-4) last fight, was a knock out win over Pedro Rizzo in the first round at the M-1 Global event. He also competed in Russia and Japan before deciding to retire June of 2012.
“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. 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.”
There isn’t any official report as to what promotion will Fedor be signing in. But many expected the king to fight under Bellator. He has a close relationship with Bellator President Scott Coker from his days in Strikeforce.