It’s time to leave – Fedor

Fedor Emelianenko (AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand)
One of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the history of the sport, Fedor Emelianenko, has confirmed that his upcoming bout against Pedro Rizzo of Brazil will be the last in his career.

­Talking to, he didn’t specify the reasons that made him make the decision to quit.

“I’m planning to abandon professional sport,”
he said. “I’m planning to hold my final bout.”

The Last Emperor added that he has a feeling inside him that “it’s time to leave.”

The 35-year-old is scheduled to fight Pedro Rizzo of Brazil in Saint Petersburg on June 21.

After 12 years in the ring, Emelianenko’s record is now 33 wins, four losses and one no-contest.

In May, Fedor was elected president of the newly established Russian MMA Union.

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