Despite reports that he had planned on retiring, Fedor Emelianenko is denying those rumors:
"We'll see. It's not a fact that I will retire on June 21st. We'll see after the fight."
Emelianenko will face Pedro Rizzo on June 21st at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Rumors swirled online that the bout would be his final fight and that he had planned to train younger fighters though he says that isn't part of his plan at all right now:
"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."
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