One of the most legendary figures in the history of Mixed Martial Arts, and the current #3 P4P Fighter in the World according to LowKick.com Community Rankings, Fedor Emelianenko answered on fan questions via his website www.fedor.bel.ru. Here's a translation of Fedor's answers on questions regarding his next fight in Strikeforce, and the possible retirement after his current contract expires.
"The Last Emperor" also personally relared the rumours about M-1's renewed negotiations with the UFC (posted earlier on LowKick.com) saying that the only who deals with contract negotiations is the M-1 boss Vadim Finkelstein. However, Emelianenko directly labeled the talk about his signing for the UFC as "not true".
And finally, to all the Fedor fans out there: "The Last Emperor" turns 34 today (September 28th). You can congratulate him through his Official Page on Facebook. The full transcript of Fedor Emelianenko's Fan Q&A can be found on Mixfight.ru.
Fedor hello! I have a question for you. Why you are not fighting Bigfoot Silva, and then Alistair Overeem? I wish you good luck and I would like to see you more as a top fighter.
Fedor: I have said many times that I have nothing to do with match-making. Right now, Strikeforce are struggling to find me a serious opponent. Alistair Overeem keeps finding all sorts of excuses not to fight me. The remaining stars have lost in their recent fights, so the promotion has no desire to put them up against me. And Fabricio Werdum is still recovering from his surgery. In addition, I have only one fight remaining with Strikeforce.
Hello Fedor Vladimirovich. They wrote about you in the papers that you will retire immediately after the last bout for Strikeforce to become a coach?
Fedor: My next fight will be last on the Strikeforce contract. I'm yet to decide whether I'm going to continue my fighting career after this contract expires. Also, my candidacy nominated for the Post of Deputy in Belgorod Regional Duma, and if I'm elected, I think, will defend the interests of the people and try to do my best efforts for the development of sport. But again, I think it's too early to talk about it. I have to finalize the contract and prepare for my last bout.