Fedor Emelianenko Un-Retires, Announces Return to MMA



After retiring in 2012, MMA Superstar Fedor Emelianenko is returning to the sport. Fedor announced the news on his M-1 Global’s Facebook page.

The statement reads as follows:

It’s extremely important for any athlete to do what you love, to work out on training sessions, to prove yourself on the competitions, representing your Motherland. For the time that I’ve been working for the Ministry of Sport I managed to give my contribution into development of martial arts, I cooperated with the sports federations, learnt the problems of our sport and tried to solve them as good as I could. Now I feel that it’s a high time to get back in action.

I managed to recover and heal the old injuries. For the last 3 years I was maintaining my physical shape, but that’s still not enough to compete at proper level. Therefore I started to do more intensive trainings recently. We got a team of versatile professionals and athletes, who will help me to prepare myself well enough. I will also try to help other fighters to grow as professionals. I have to do a great job to prepare myself to return in fighting. Now we are in the middle of negotiations between the promotion companies. Once agreements are reached, there will be information on the date of the fight and my opponent.

Emelianenko’s last fight was a first-round knockout win over Pedro Rizzo at M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo. He has a 34-4-1 professional record.

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