According to Fedor Emelianenko reports emerging from Russia that he was set to retire after his next fight have been lost in translation.

“Everyone talks about my retirement, and that I will train young fighters. I never said that,” Fedor clarified in a new interview on Russian TV.

“We’ll see. It’s not a fact that I will retire on June 21st. We’ll see after the fight.”

The fight in question is against Pedro Rizzo who’s best known for a long stint in the UFC, and will take place under the M-1 Global banner in St.Petersburg.

On paper that looks like a very winnable fight for the Russian, particularly as the 38 year-old Rizzo hasn’t fought since the summer of 2010, and given his latest comments perhaps defeating him may be enough to convince the legendary heavyweight to keep fighting on.


  1. His poor decision still haunts him. Dana got him squealing. So sad. He can’t even make a decision anymore.