Fight Hub TV Vault: When his career ends, the UFC will regret not signing Fedor
So at a recent event in Hollywood, CA our cameras and fight correspondent Marcos Villegas had the chance to speak with mma legend, Fedor Emelianenko. On all accounts we can say it was quiet strange and insightful talking to someone as mystifying as Fedor. Given the language barrier, Fedor does understand the English language. It was quiet shocking to see Fedor crack a smile and actually laugh though, as Marcos asked him a random question to see if the Strikeforce heavyweight would loosen up a bit.
The question that made him crack a smile and actually chuckle?
We asked the Russian what his favorite food was, without his translator. For a instance you saw a sign of fear and maybe even panic in FedorвЂ¦well according to us. He uncharacteristically answered back in English and then looked around for help. Looking back at it, it was quiet a funny moment we captured on film. A man so known to be calm, cool and collected seemingly looking uncomfortable from a question such as this. Eventually Fedor and his translator were re-united as a happy couple and we were able to go more in depth with our interview.
When asked about what was taking so long for a rematch with Fabricio Werdum, Fedor simply smiled and said, вЂњMaybe Werdum does not want the rematch.вЂќ In a interview that already saw Fedor laugh, and show panic, for this to come out was out of character. Call it frustration, call it his way to push the rematch or some personal crusade but we may have seen the only instant in which Fedor did any form of smack talk. This eventually lead to the topic of the UFC and if Fedor felt that when his career was over would he regret not signing with Dana White and Co.
He simply stated that, вЂњI think the UFC will be the ones that regret it.вЂќ Damn, Fedor doing more trash talking! Unbelievable right? Ok so we are exaggerating a bit but this made our eyebrow go up when it was all said and done. Fedor did touch on a few other things, most notably his hobbies and who picked on who growing up (in reference to his brother) and lastly if fighting in the U.S. has been more memorable than Pride in Japan.