Fedor Emelianenko announces retirement

by Constantine Ustyantsev | source: championat.com

Russian mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko has announced his retirement after knocking out Brazilian veteran Pedro Rizzo.

It took Emelianenko just 44 seconds to knock out Brazilian veteran Pedro Rizzo on Thursday, putting him on the ground with a serious of punches and then finishing with more strikes to the head.

"I think it is time I quit," Emelianenko said.

"My family influenced my decision. My daughters are growing without me, that's why it's time to leave."

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"I made a final decision. This was my last fight. I'm leaving the sport for the sake of his family, for the sake of children. At this point I want to devote more time to his daughters", - the words of a correspondent Emelianenko "Chempionat.com" Constantine Ustyantsev.

Fedor also said that no money will be able to influence his decision, but did not deny the fact that things can change, and he will return to the ring.

"All of God's will. I made a decision, but it is unknown how the Lord God to dispose of the further fate" - said Fedor

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6/30/12 1:09 AM by ThinkMMA

Bumped for the haters. "The campaign to discredit what this man accomplished over his magnificent prime has been one of the most disgusting and contrived crusades we have seen in the MMA sphere. The fact that it actually took hold in the media as well is even more disheartening. There is no doubt Emelianenko slipped towards the end of his career, but there is absolutely no way a rational person can diminish his wins over multiple former and future UFC heavyweight champions, nor his utter dismantling of any and all competitors in what was the pinnacle of the sport at that time."

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6/23/12 9:14 PM by groundfighter2000

ENOUGH! Jesus Christ. There are 100s of threads where you can express your opinions about how "Fedor fought cans" and "ducked the top competition". This thread is about his retirement.

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6/23/12 8:49 PM by ThinkMMA

There's only one argument little guy. And FYI, Allan Goes did have success in mma and he did it with 70% of his victories coming by submission. Oh, I made you do that by accident. Damn... I've never owned someone so well that they accidentally wrote the exact opposite of their argument. Kudos to me. I haven't even reminded people about how you contradict yourself when saying the sport is too young to establish a HW GOAT or even who could be considered the best; yet you can easily say Anderson is the MW goat in what is the youngest division, not including the new edition of the little guys. Now since your the one making all the claims, why don't you show me one argument that I have lost or bailed out of. You won't cause you can't. Your schtick is getting older and weaker by the post.

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6/23/12 8:30 PM by Auzzie

For Coleman, I meant a guy with significant BJJ success in MMA.What good is your BJJ if you can't use it to its full potential? How many top BJJ blackbelts in MMA end up not being able to use it successfully in the sport?LOL getting me to say it by accident is a kid's game. Convince me, get me to MEAN it, and you got yourself a worthy accomplishment. Why don't you just list your arguments here? One at a time? I'll address them one by one. I'm not gonna go look for them.

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6/23/12 6:05 PM by ThinkMMA

Like the time you said Coleman had never faced or defeated anyone with any sort of BJJ credentials. the numerous times you've retracted statements even in this thread. Or the time I actually got you to admit Fedor is the goat HW. Lol. The only thing we've ever discussed or argued was wether or not Fedor is the GOAT HW. So who's wrong here; and if I was, what am I wrong about? Actually I can guarantee that you can not provide a link about something I was wrong about that involved you. As a matter of fact, I have over half a dozen threads left open by you and doc where I'm still waiting on answers. And lets get this straight. I'll show you and doc the same amount I respect you've shown Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Allan Goes, Texas Crazy Horse, Fujita, Choi, Arona, Babalu and many more fighters you write off as non opponents. None!

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6/23/12 11:20 AM by Manny Yarbrough GOAT

Teddy retires.

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6/23/12 11:16 AM by Auzzie

lol ThinkMMAThe guy who loses arguments every single time and keeps talking about the same wrong points he's made all along

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6/23/12 7:46 AM by CHILLITACO

Handy is for sure! Did you even watch the Damian fight???? Not stoned I mean???