By Josh Reese
If you couldn’t understand that…. Well neither could we, @ArtemYalanskiy a MMA writer for http://iSport.ua provided the translation of the highlights from the interview.
“My previous fight was in Moscow and my last fight will be in St. Petersburg on June 21st,” Emelianenko says. “It will be the last fight in my career.”
“Is this your final decision?” the interviewer asks.
“Yes,” Emelianenko says, “I think it’s time to end my career.”
Emelianenko said the primary reason for his retirement is to spend more time with his family, but he also mentioned the mounting toll of injuries from a career spent in MMA and sambo.
The Last Emperor 33-4 once considered the baddest man on the planet, despite being one of the smaller Heavyweights he held wins over some of the best fighters on earth. Despite only going 1-3 in his recent Strikeforce appearance, he is 2-0 since with wins over Satoshi Ishii, and Jeff Monson. We forever will wonder, what would have happened had Brock and Fedor ever had taking the fight.