Fedor Emelianenko: I didn't want to take any risks against Jeff MonsonPosted on November 21, 2011, 11:29 AM by Anton Gurevich
Fedor Emelianenko looked back at his performance against Jeff Monsoon, and the gameplan of "playing it safe". Emelianenko declared himself satisfied with victory, adding that he didn't want to take any risks against a decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert in Jeff Monson. Emelianenko's victory over "The Snowman" cut his three-fight losing streak, setting the Russian legend back on track for the first tme since the triumph over Brett Rogers back in 2009.
In his next fight, Emelianenko will square off against the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing Judo Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii, who currently holds a professinal Mixed Martial Arts record of 4-1-1.
"Thank God I have no injuries ... I'm very grateful to God for losses and for wins, so I feel very good. I was very happy with [the outcome] because everything we planned before with my coaches, I did exactly what they asked me to do. I went for the kill once before against Fabricio Werdum and I paid dearly for that. This time I thought I better change my strategy. I was very happy with my performance the way I strategized the entire fight. Monson was a tough fighter and I was just happy that I won."