Aleksander Emelianenko retires at age 31

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Aleksander Emelianenko, world-class MMA fighter, three-time world Combat Sambo champion, younger brother of Fedor Emelianenko, and scariest man on the planet has retired, following his brother by less than a year, via Facebook.

Dear Fans,

I want to thank you for your support, for having supported me in spite of all that they say about me.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to perform in the ring because of health problems caused by old injuries. Of course, as I am an athlete, it was very difficult to realize and accept.

I am grateful to the fans and partners for their support, for believing in me, I am grateful to my detractors. Your passions always makes me move forward and achieve new results.

I understand that I will face accusations and negative criticism, not related to my direct work. Unfortunately, there will always be people who want to type a lot of negative points in any situation for me. I would not like to comment, explain, or justify. Each of us in this life and does bad and good things. That is our nature. I did a lot in the sport; the example has attracted many young people to the gym. God and time will judge us all.

Now I want to step out of the limelight, and to take control of my health, and my family. I lost my daughter, whom I love very much. Maybe sometime we’ll see with you again. Thank you! Be well and believe in God!

Your AE