Despite Rumors, Fedor Not Leaving MMA For Politics

Despite rumors that he would be leaving MMA to take on a career in politics, has confirmed with a source from his camp that Fedor Emelianenko will not be leaving the MMA world:

“He was basically nominated as one of the 58 candidates in the Belgorod Region, to be a candidate for the ruling party, for the Russian ruling party essentially. There's no substance [to the retirement rumors]. As far as I know, after he won a seat in the Russian Parliament or Senate, and it just kind of exploded from there. His career continues as it has been continuing for the last however many years. So there's no retirement plan coming up.”