. Back in Russia, Fedor says he's probably not retiring
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02.17.2011

Back in Russia, Fedor says he's probably not retiring

Minutes after a bad loss, don't take a man's words at face value. It turns out Scott Coker was right, Fedor Emelianenko sounds like he wants to fights on.

The former PRIDE champ, who suffered a vicious beating at the hands of Antonio Silva, told the Russian media that he's still has some fight left in him.

"I rushed to declare my retirement out of frustration. I will fight more. Possibly, I will return to the [Strikeforce] heavyweight Grand Prix," Fedor told LifeSports.ru (translation via Cage Potato). "I am confident that I am capable of having a few more fights. I didn’t make any analysis yet on why I lost. I need to recover. I can’t see very well yet."

Fedor's coaches downplayed the loss to Silva.

"Fedor is quite able to return to the tournament," Emelianenko’s striking coach, Alexander Michkov explained. "Everybody stumbles. This is not as terrible as everyone is making it out to be."

His Sambo coach Vladimir Voronov said Fedor is more motivated now than ever.

"He has a hematoma, but it will go. It’s very good that Fedor still has his fighting spirit, he is ready to break everyone now," Voronov said. "Most importantly for him is not to have any psychological pressure. The loss will make him train with triple the effort."

Is there any doubt Fedor, will be re-inserted into the tournament if anyone else gets hurt? That's a bad break for guys like Shane del Rosario and Valentijn Overeem. Strikeforce is paying big money and wants to get maximum bang for its buck.

Fedor, interview source: http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Back-in-Russia-Fedor-says-he-s-probably-not-ret?urn=mma-322759

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ftc  

- 0 + Feb 27 2011, 10:44 PM
We cannot know God's will until it is already done. Therefore, you must follow your path as is the freedom you have been given by God to choose. Whatever you choose, choose it for you, and God's will shall thusly be done. It seems early to retire. This is your opportunity to evolve as a person, and also as a fighter - which is the same; one not without the other. Keep up the good work Fedor.

Tomás Ayala Grandi  

- 0 + Feb 21 2011, 02:16 PM
Fedor is the best, lost for various reasons, the opponent also fight and have their merits. According to my point of view, I think fedor could not apply the strike as he wanted, and between weight and scope of Silva ended more tired than I expected. The second round Silva understood that the weight advantage was important and I go down, and did what he had to do. I think Fedor can beat many heavyweights, but their physical characteristics today and the new lot heavier opponents is something that needs to look good, because with the strike this time could not knocked out his opponent and the size ground fighting was not convenient. I hope there fedor much longer, since it is a living legend in the world of MMA and sports.

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