After tasting defeat for only the second time in his 10 year career, Fedor Emelianenko was typically stoic in his post-fight interview with Strikeforce commentator Gus Johnson.

“The one who doesn’t fall, doesn’t stand up,” he stated, clearly philosophical in defeat.

Fedor had appeared to be gaining the upper-hand early in the fight, knocking Werdum down in the opening exchange, but following the BJJ black belt to the mat proved to be a costly error of judgment.

“I was concentrating on the strikes, that’s why I made the mistake. Now we’ll make the analysis. We’ll try to figure why it happened.”

Later at the post-fight press conference Emelianenko reflected further on the defeat, and the mythology that has been built around him due to his success in both the ring and the cage over the years.

“I was made into a kind of an idol. I’m a normal human being as all of us, and if it is God’s will, the next fight I will win.”

Staying humble and defeat as he was in victory, Fedor also offered an apology to his fans for the loss.

“I am very, very sorry and it’s a pity that I disappointed people that really believed in me and trusted me, but everything in this life happens for some reason.”

Looking to the future the Russian now hopes for the chance to avenge his loss.

“Certainly I would like to have a rematch with Fabricio.  If he agrees, I would love to do that.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. I still think nine times out of ten Fedor beats him. Credit to Werdum though, he won fair and square on the night and claimed one of the most famous victories in the history of the sport.

  2. Fedor is very humble man… And he believe in power from above… that’s why, he has best chance to comeback again…. and he will…

  3. Fedor Emelianenko started his career 10 yrs aga in MMA. However, since 1997 Fedor has gold, bronze medals from SAMBO, Judo and Combat SAMBO for the most part. After becoming two time heavy wieght champ in Combat SAMBO Fedor went to MMA. And he crashed “Pride FC” during that period it didnt matter it was the Japanese guys, Korean or stars from USA who are more promoted. If u see someone picture more on TV or internet it doesn’t mean they are good. Fedor had fair apponents in Pride and in M-1 Global. Fedor got two fights in “Pride FC” and went for the title since then he was defending his title!!!! Maybe in the next centuary there will be fighter like Fedor! And still Fedor will be remembered! The best FEDOR EMELIANENKO

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