Fedor is back and our bodies are ready. Three years after he hung up his gloves Fedor Emelianenko has observed the MMA landscape in 2015 said “let me get some of that”. The greatest of all time (GOAT) wants to add another chapter to his legacy and really which MMA promotion would tell him no?
In the UFC Fedor could have fights with Big Nog, Frank Mir, Mark Hunt or even Fabricio Werdum lined up for him. If Fedor chooses the Bellator route a life of King Mo, Tito Ortiz, Bobby Lashley, or even Kimbo Slice awaits him.
Russian news outlet Union MMA were the first to report on Fedor coming out retirement and even got a quote from the former Pride champion.
“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,” said Fedor on a statement released in his native tongue.
“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.”
Fedor was last seen in a MMA ring on a three fight winning streak. Look at the top 10 to 15 best heavyweights in MMA in 2015, with 36 months worth of ring rust couldn’t Fedor just roll off his bear skin rug, do some light stretches and start knocking out fools again? In the 2015 version of MMA? Sure why not. You do you Fedor.