Fedor: More And More I Think Of Retiring

Days away from having a chance to hold another world championship, Fedor Emelianenko is pondering retirement.

The former PRIDE champion told reporters at the Bellator 214 workouts on Wednesday, that at 42-years old, that even with a win over Ryan Bader in the heavyweight grand prix finals, he would consider walking away.

“To tell the truth, at the age I’m at right now, more and more I am thinking about retiring,” Emelianenko told reporters Wednesday through an interpreter at the Bellator 214 open workouts at Viacom headquarters in Hollywood.”

“I cannot answer this question at this moment,” Emelianenko said of retiring. “But I am willing to take some rest and then decide.”

“It is not because I don’t want to fight,. Definitely it is because of the age, you know, and injuries that I have.”

Either way, his mindset heading into his first title fight over the age of 40, is the same as it was when he was the face of PRIDE, telling reporters: “to tell the truth there are no secrets. You have to put the goal together and work toward it.”


Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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