Report: Fedor Reveals Retirement Plans

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Poor_Franklin
5/18/12 9:07:51PM
After much speculation, Fedor Emelianenko is calling it a career.

Following his June 21 bout against Pedro Rizzo in St. Petersburg, Russia, Fedor will hang up his gloves for the final time.

“June 21 will be the last fight of my career,” Fedor said, according to iSport.ua.

Fedor ruled the Japanese mixed martial arts scene, dominating many of the best heavyweights in the world during his tenure under the Pride banner.

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Poor_Franklin
5/18/12 9:09:22PM
ive always found mmaweekly to be reliable, but any article referring to Fedor's big wins including "Mauricio “Cro Cop” Filipovic" deserves questioning
Chael_Sonnen
5/18/12 9:44:47PM
I thought he was already retired......I honestly can't remember the last time he actually showed up to fight?

Pride Shockwave 2004
grappler0000
5/18/12 10:00:04PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

I thought he was already retired......I honestly can't remember the last time he actually showed up to fight?

Pride Shockwave 2004





Your AV has me rolling.
prophecy033
5/18/12 10:01:58PM
Always sucks when the old school legends retire, I'm still not convinced that he's never gonna fight again
DrivenDavies15
5/19/12 1:43:26AM
Wow internet being down for 3 days sure has made me miss a lot. kinda surprised at this. Dude had a legendary career and i'm gonna miss him :(
prophecy033
5/19/12 3:32:53AM

Posted by DrivenDavies15

Wow internet being down for 3 days sure has made me miss a lot. kinda surprised at this. Dude had a legendary career and i'm gonna miss him :(

Kpro
5/19/12 4:09:45AM
Still the best ever to date in MMA, in my humble opinion. Hope he goes out with a win.
KingCmb
5/19/12 7:59:04AM
long live the king
quezocrema0032
5/19/12 8:17:21AM
Im not buying this, its just a ploy to get zuffa to pony up & offer him a fight. Hes not going to retire without exer losing in theUFC ;)
I-GOT-THIS-PICK
5/19/12 12:57:32PM
Fedor is still one of the baddest men on the planet.I don't care what anyone says
jae_1833
5/19/12 5:06:38PM
Dude should go out against higher level competition than this.....how about being Barnett's next fight.....win or lose.
VILLIN
5/19/12 8:04:27PM
Really pathetic way to end an otherwise exemplary career. His management has really steered him wrong since PRIDE folded.
Wolfenstein
5/19/12 9:09:06PM
Sad day for MMA. Big fan of Fedor, just wish he wasn't leaving on a sour note. I just don't believe he ever gave it his all, or sought out the best competition--I think he just got by on raw talent most of the time. I kind of look at his career like I do BJ Penn--one of the best of all time, but never reached his true potential.
prozacnation1978
5/20/12 11:23:44PM
Best fighter ever not to grace the octagon
What a shame !!!
Franklinfan47
5/22/12 2:43:38PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Best fighter ever not to grace the octagon
What a shame !!!



Sums it up pretty well

Overated? Maybe. But a hell of alot of people wanted to see him in the octagon, myself included.