‘Nothing to be ashamed of’: Tributes pour in for Fedor Emelianenko after shocking loss to Ryan Bader

‘Nothing to be ashamed of’: Tributes pour in for Fedor Emelianenko after shocking loss to Ryan Bader
The MMA community pays tribute to Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko following his shocking 35-second knockout loss to Ryan Bader in the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix final on Saturday night.

Emelianenko, 42, who hinted at possible retirement this week, was knocked out just 35 seconds into the fight by American Ryan Bader on Saturday night in Inglewood, California.

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And while no official announcement regading Fedor's career has been made yet, messages from MMA fighters and fans paying tribute to the legenday Russian have flooded social media.

Respect has been also diplayed towards Fedor's latest opponent, Bader who now became Bellator's first simultaneous two-division champion.