Fedor Emelianenko: It's not a fact that the fight with Pedro Rizzo will be my lastPosted on June 5, 2012, 06:25 PM by Anton Gurevich
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko currently prepares for the fight with the fellow veteran Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo, which will take place on June 21st in St. Petersburg, Russia. Speaking in an interview with Russia 2, Fedor revealed that he's still uncertain whether the fight with Rizzo will be his last:
"We'll see. It's not a fact that I will retire on June 21st. We'll see after the fight."
Fedor is one of the most influential figures in Russian sports, and a role model to young fighters around the world. However, it seems like "The Last Emperor" prefers to hold his horses when it comes to coaching the next generation of fighters:
"I don't know who came to conclusion that I will coach young fighters. Everyone talks about my retirement, and that I will train young fighters. I never said that."
Retirement or not, Fedor Emelianenko is expected to deliver a trademark performance on June 21st, especially when fighting in St. Petersburg for the first time since 2007 clash with Matt Lindland. Fedor Emelianenko and Pedro Rizzo share 40 career finishes out of 66 professional MMA bouts.
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