It’s been a big week for MMA (mixed martial arts) fans and the UFC, with three events chocked in to the past six days, and one of the biggest announcements in the sport’s recent history. That’s right, we are talking about Fedor Emelianenko announcing his comeback from retirement. The MMA legend was quoted as saying he was back to full time training and eyeing a return this year, but we are yet to learn of which promotion he will grace with his presence on his eventual return. The UFC, as the biggest promotion around, seems the most enticing option, at least from a fan’s point of view.
That being said, there are a lot of burnt bridges between Dana White, Fedor and his management company of the time M-1 Global. We are also yet to learn who will be managing Emelianenko in his comeback. UFC president Dana White talked with Ariel Helwani for FOX Sports after last night’s UFC Fight Night 71 event, and said the following on ‘The Last Emperor’s’ return:
‘Let’s see how this thing plays out, we’ll see what happens,’
So no clear indicator from White either way, but I guess we can take a positive from the fact he isn’t blowing the chances off Fedor signing for the UFC out of the water. For years fans hoped the all-time martial arts great would sign for the UFC, even after he was finished three times in the twilight of his first fighting foray.
Do you think there’s a chance we’ll finally get to see Fedor Emelianenko UFC bound?
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