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Fedor confirms negotiations with UFC, wants rematch with Werdum

Fedor confirms negotiations with UFC, wants rematch with Werdum

Photo by Esther Lin
Photo by Esther Lin

[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #000000;”] F [/dropcap] edor Emelianenko revealed during a Q&A session at a youth forum in the North Caucasus that the negotiations were underway with the UFC and several other promotions.

As translated by
[quote]”This is being negotiated, in particular with the UFC, as well as some other promotions. I think it will soon be finally determined. As for the opponent, I would say that desire must comply opportunities. I would like to face the strongest fighters in the world, UFC champion Fabricio Werdum. Given that over three years I did not fight, during the first fight I would like to get involved, check for myself. So now I’ll regain my shape after returning from Mashuk [youth forum] and will then begin a scheduled training camp.”[/quote]

The former Pride heavyweight champion also talked about why he is making a return to MMA after a more than three year layoff.
[quote]”The desire to fight in my blood,” Fedor responded when asked about his return. “I’m in the sport for 11 years – my whole life is training and competition. Over the years, there has been a thirst not only to participate in battles, but also to transfer their knowledge and skills. After consulting with trainers, with the support of the family, I decided to return.[/quote]

[quote]”I must admit that I still had a long talk with my wife to get her support. But I found the words and persuaded Xenia. It generally supports me in every endeavor. And my mother … my mother is very worried. Immediately I call, she learned. But in the end, too, I took my decision.”[/quote]

Emelianenko’s last fight, a KO win over Pedro Rizzo took place June 21, 2012 in the Russian mixed martial arts promotion, M-1 Global .

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  1. I'm looking to join mma need to keep in shape and take aggression out at the same time I can fight and I got a hell of a punch imagine what I could do with a little training and guidance at 215 pounds I'm ready to be the next ufc champ