Fedor: I Donâ€™t Train Jiu Jitsu, Sambo Is Superior
In a translation written by youtuber BuilDozerrrr in reference to Fedor Emelianenkoâ€™s interview after the stunning loss to top 10 ranked fighter and former ADCC champion Fabricio Werdum, Fedor speaks about how he feels towards the fight:
Fedor, how do you feel? Good, donâ€™t feel anything special.
We, the fans, feel for you. Thank you.
On the possible rematch with Werdum: If Fabricio Werdum agrees on a rematch, of course I would like to have one. I became the victim of my own mistakes. Things like that happen.
Did you prepare yourself in the discipline of Brazilian Ju Jitsu. Do you think that it was a mistake that you did not bring a BJJ specialist to train with? No. I donâ€™t train Ju Jitsu at all. I train in Sambo. Sambo is a superior fighting/grappling system. That night it was my own mistake that caused theI loss (not a mistake made in training & preparation). I was overconfident.
About the date of the rematch: I would be glad to take the rematch at any time. But this is a question for Vadim and Strikeforce. I do not take these decisions myself.
Fabricio Werdum was very positive and open to do a rematch in Russia. What do you think about this? If Fabricio organizes it, I would be glad (everybody laughs; Fedor is refering to he difficulties that M1 are having to promote MMA events in Russia). MMA is not welcome there. Says something about sponsors that I can not hear well
Will you be present as a guest at the East-West European final on the 2-nd of July? I would like to. Most probably yes.
Would you change anything in your preparation for the next fight? No. I think that my preparation was excellent and my trainers did a good job to get me in my best shape.