Fedor Emelianenko Plans To Retire Soon


By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Fedor Emelianenko has a fight coming up June 21st in St. Petersburg, Russia but it could be one of the last time's he climbs into the ring or cage.

A press conference was held this week to announce the bout which will be against Pedro Rizzo at the Ice Palace and when asked about his future and his thoughts on the Strikeforce Grand Prix, Emelianenko gave a cryptic answer telling reporters that he will be going for his long time friend Josh Barnett but has no plans on wanting to fight the winner.

When asked why he wouldn't, the former number one ranked heavyweight stated that he plans on retiring from competition soon to focus on training up and coming fighters.

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