Putin thanks Fedor for MMA popularity in Russia

by Nedu Obi | source: bleacherreport.com

Following Fedor Emelianenko’s 84-second demolition of Pedro Rizzo, none other than Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped into the St. Petersburg ring and personally bestowed praise upon “The Last Emperor” for his contribution to and promotion of MMA in Russia.

“I want to congratulate Fedor and thank him from all of us, martial arts fans. It is because of him this sport became so popular in our country,” the Russian premier said.

The once-baddest man on the planet cited the need to spend time with his family and no enticing offers as the reasons he’s decided to hang ‘em up.

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rockwell site profile image  

6/23/12 12:43 AM by rockwell

Someone needs to make Fedor an "enticing" offer!!!!!

D241 site profile image  

6/22/12 4:12 PM by D241

  Would love to make my own judgements on his definition of "enticing" is. Very subjective.

no filter site profile image  

6/22/12 4:08 PM by no filter

crazy to see that kind of support from such a powerful person

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

6/22/12 4:06 PM by RyannVonDoom

Thanks fedor. You'll be back.

redeye2000 site profile image  

6/22/12 4:06 PM by redeye2000

nothing more awesome then get the respect of the president of your country who is dedicated martial artist himself. and since it is poetin, you know he means it.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

6/22/12 3:58 PM by Reed Rothchild

Fedor fan for life

dermotfix site profile image  

6/22/12 3:57 PM by dermotfix

1. Still the baddest. man on the planet 2. No enticing offers - thanks again Dana.

Lessphilling site profile image  

6/22/12 3:53 PM by Lessphilling

badasstoo bad Jones got that DUI, Obama may have followed suit on his behalf