Fedor Emelianenko answered questions recently via his official website www.fedor.bel.ru. Very interesting to hear what “The Last Emperor” had to say about his current organization, Strikeforce, and their current Heavyweight Champion.
Emelianenko answered on fan questions via his website www.fedor.bel.ru.
Q: 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 Emelianenko: 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.
Q. They wrote about you in the papers that you will retire immediately after the last bout for Strikeforce to become a coach?
FE: 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.