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Fedor Emelianenko wanted Strikeforce bout to continue, hints at future fights
February 15, 2011 (19:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Fedor Emelianenko apparently has had a change of heart.
After suggesting an imminent retirement following Saturday's doctor's-stoppage loss to Antonio Silva in the opening round of Strikeforce's eight-man heavyweight grand prix, the fighter today changed his tune.
In a series of Twitter messages, Emelianenko stated he wanted the fight to continue and said he hasn't decided whether he's going to retire.
MMA's Greatest Icon Fedor Emelianenko Contemplates Future
February 14, 2011 (20:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
New York, NY (February 13, 2011) " With ringside physicians electing to halt the start of the third and final round between Fedor Emelianenko and BigFoot Silva, the legendary "Last Emperor' suffered the second loss of his career and spoke with sincere emotion about the possibility of retirement. With his future to be determined, the humble, competitive warrior will reflect on the loss and announce his intentions in the near future. More details will follow on the official M-1 Global website (www.M-1Global.com).
In Saturday night's M-1 Global and Strikeforce co-promoted event which kicked off the start of the Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament live on Showtime, Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko faced formidable opponent Antonio 'BigFoot' Silva in the evening's main event. With each fighter earning a round to their name, the contest has halted by ring-side physicians prior to starting the third and deciding frame; Emelianenko had suffered damage to his right eye that was enough to warrant the stoppage via TKO as a safety precaution.
Speaking inside the cage, an emotional Emelianenko eluded that the fight may have been the last of his iconic career. "I want to thank for you for your support,'' said Fedor (31-3, 1 NC), a class act and sportsman win or lose. "Something was wrong from the beginning. I didn't adjust. Maybe it is time to leave.'' When pressed in the cage afterward by Showtime announcer, Gus Johnson, whether this was indeed the last time he would fight, the revered Fedor said, "Yes, maybe this is last time, maybe it's high time (to retire). I had a great, beautiful sporting life. Yes, maybe it's time. Thank you very much for the support. Thank God for everything.'' As one the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, Emelianenko will reflect on the loss and his future in the privacy of his family and friends and make a clear decision shortly. More...
Upgrade or Downgrade 2.14.11: Big Foot Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Matt Hamill, More
February 14, 2011 (07:35) [ Indexed from 411 Mania
Big Foot Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Tim Sylvia and Melvin Gulliard have all been in the headlines as of late, but who upgraded their career and who unfortunately downgraded their career? Check out the return of Upgrade or Downgrade to find out! More...
Despite retirement talk, Strikeforce's Fedor Emelianenko could be top grand-prix alternate
February 13, 2011 (11:05) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Although the MMA legend hinted at retirement following a second-round TKO loss to Antonio Silva, Fedor Emelianenko's fighting career may not be over.
Both Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and Emelianenko's agent, M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein, want the 34-year-old to continue.
And Coker could dangle an intriguing opportunity should Emelianenko wish to continue fighting: first dibs on any alternate spots that open in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix.
"Strikeforce: Silva vs. Fedor" medical suspensions: Fedor Emelianenko out indefinitely
February 13, 2011 (07:20) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Fedor Emelianenko has been suspended indefinitely by the New Jersey
State Athletic Control Board following another shocking loss in his
MMAjunkie.com requested and received the list of suspensions from the NJSACB.
"Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Silva vs. Fedor" took place Feb. 12 at IZOD
Center in East Rutherford, N.J., and the night's main card aired live
on Showtime and HDNet. The event hosted two quarterfinal matchups in the
Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix.
Fedor Emelianenko Fan Experience Kicks Off Fight Week
February 04, 2011 (21:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
Tuesday, Feb. 8 -- Open-to-the-public/media Fan Experience at New York's Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd Street just West of Broadway, NYC) from 4-6 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30), hosted by Scott Ferrall with special guest deejay, DJ Clue. All eight tournament entrants -- Fedor, STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair Overeem, former heavyweight champions Antonio "Big Foot'' Silva and Andrei Arlovski, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum, hard-hitting Brett Rogers, talented Josh Barnett and Russian star Sergei Kharitonov will participate. More...
For Antonio Silva, Strikeforce tourney starts and ends with Fedor Emelianenko
February 02, 2011 (01:40) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Fedor Emelianenko is the title, tournament, and big
fish all wrapped into one, says Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
He's not even remotely concerned about what comes next.
Some look at Silva as a mere placeholder for the Russian's advance in
the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix. "Bigfoot" says they're about to
get a big surprise, just like they did this past summer.
Ex-UFC champ Shane Carwin may train with Strikeforce's Fedor Emelianenko
January 17, 2011 (16:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Two of the world's top heavyweights may cross promotional boundaries and one big ocean for some training.
In a recent media call promoting his Feb. 12 fight with Antonio Silva, Strikeforce grand-prix entrant and famed veteran Fedor Emelianenko said his fight camp will be based in his native Russia but that he'd like to train with someone such as Shane Carwin.
The U.S.-based Carwin said it'd be an "honor."
Fedor Emelianenko: A Humble Star in Cast of Great Warriors
January 13, 2011 (18:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
The deal is done; the stage is set; the time is fast approaching: three clichs that fans around the world have been eagerly waiting to hear. On February 12th, when the first bell sounds to kick off what is being widely considered as the greatest heavyweight tournament in mixed martial arts history, it's in proper fashion that the assembled cast of superstars set to collide in the single-elimination brackets include Fedor Emelianenko.
Widely considered one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, heavyweight fighter in the sport's history, Emelianenko's unprecedented run of 28 consecutive victories spanning nearly a decade of fighting marked the Stary Oskol, Russia native as a true ambassador for what 'sportsmanship' was meant to define in MMA. More...
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