Fedor Emelianenko recently held a press conference in advance of his June 21 fight Pedro Rizzo at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. He announced that he will be retiring soon.
Fedor has decided to retire
Fedor Emelianenko announced that he plans to soon close his career as a fighter, reports the online edition of Sports.Ru. He did not say exactly when he will leave the sport.
In the future Emelianenko is going to coach young people, but will not open his own school.
Emelianenko will be rooting for Josh Barnett, who will meet with Daniel Cormier on May 19 in the Strikeforce Grand Prix tournament finals. He said it was unlikely he would fight against the winner, because of his own plans for retirement.
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