Fedor Goes Into Politics, Possible MMA Retirement

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Fedor Emelianenko might be retiring sooner then we expected. According to a official press release, Fedor is a candidate for a senate seat under the “United Russia” party.

Now the accompanied rumor is that after Fedor fulfills the last two fights in his Strikeforce contract, he will retire from MMA. [MiddleEasy]

Its not a surprise that Fedor and his cronies he surrounds himself with would make a move to politics. He’s a national sports hero and has a huge following in Russia.

If the rumor is true, Fedor will likely finish his career in Strikeforce against Werdum, then possibly Overeem.

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  1. dude

    June 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

    i swear everytime i go on this site cobraclutch is arguing with someone. gotta wonder whats up with that. cobradork is funny and dead on

  2. ger

    June 6, 2010 at 8:43 am

    you yanks are such idiots

  3. cobra the serial pos

    June 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

    i post there for i am i win weeeee!!! book it yo

  4. ger

    June 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

    gsp..bj penn , anderson silva,couture said fedor is the best p4p fighter in the world..carwin, lesnar ,mir,,are all on hgh..fedor is the only natural athlete


    June 6, 2010 at 9:36 am

    not all yanks are idiots…I'd say it's equal to the amount of idiot limies. secondly, you can't legitimately state that those others are on hgh until you have proof. They all get tested before and after fights (or at least after for sure). While there is no specific test for hgh itself, there are trusted tests for what it does and what it leaves behind. Of course silva and couture say Fedor is best p4p…they want fights w/ him and it's been shown you don't get that w/o kissing his and M-1's arse. Thing is…there is no other sport, boxing included, where you never have to face the other top guys in your profession/division and can still be claimed as superior to them…MMA should not be the exception….to BE the best you HAVE to BEAT the best…ala Spider and GSP…no five year hiatus w/ hand fed opponents who are years past their primes or have yet to accomplish anything.

  6. Trevor

    June 6, 2010 at 10:02 am

    What do you base your statement on?

    I think BJ Penn is 100% natural, his physique is close to that of a non-athlete, likewise Fedor does not look like an MMA Fighter.

    Let me ask you this: do you think Alexander Karelin was natural?

  7. CC

    June 6, 2010 at 10:10 am

    How do you know if someone here is a Yank or otherwise?

    Only Clutch has stated where he lives.

    Ignorance knows no bounds.

  8. King Kong

    June 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

    i think a lot of you guys are just talkin to talk. cobra didn't say anything wrong in this post, regardless of whatever in the past. just move on and act like adults.


    June 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    i think we're ALL missing the most important part of this debate, and that's the fact it had taken sixty posts and NO ONE has addressed the fact that in the above picture we see Uncle Fester…clearly an Addams, smack dab in between Eddie AND Herman Munster…This is unacceptable!!!

  10. BJJ Brown Belt

    June 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I am an MMA fan. Fedor happens to be one my favorite fighters but I am also a UFC fan. The p4p debate is incredibly silly because the reality is that it is impossible to compare fighters from different weight classes. This leaves lots of room for debate. Whether you pick AA, GSP, Fedor or anyone else, that is only your opinion because you could make a case for anywhere from 4 to 10 fighters at any given moment. Here is the reality and why, right or wrong, people out there fell that "Yanks are idiots"…it is because we always assume that we are the best at everything. I am very proud of and thankful for eveything that we, the UFC, etc, have done for MMA but the reallity is that we and the UFC are just a part of it-not all of it. While we sit here and argue about Fedor, the truth is that Fedor doesn't really care about being a legend or being the best. My understanding is that he doesnt even watch MMA events when he doesnt participate or watch them in person. This guy fights because he likes to fight and it is his livelihood…not to be someone's hero. So if you want to say that he and M-1 are balsy for wanting to co-promote, then you can say that but as the best, he can negotiate for a lot more than most, if not all other fighters. If he truly wasn't the best, Dana would not have been so "nice" to him during their negotiations. Dana is not nice to his own mother! While Dana talks shit about him now, proof of Dana offering him more money and allowing more "freedom" than other fighters further prooves that Dana had to go above and beyond to sign him. But don't fool yourselves by thinking that Dana wanted to sign him to "test his best against him and to further elevate MMA"…BULLSHIT! He wanted Fedor because although we hear this phrase every other UFC, this truly would have been the MOST ANTICIPATED FIGHT IN UFC HISTORY! He just wants to make money. So while most of you say that he was afraid of fighting the best, it wan't about that to him. The real reason he didn't fight is because of Dana and many of the things that the UFC stands for. For example, do you think he wants to get involved in all the drama and WWE-like trash talking that goes on, specially with Mr WWE himself, Brock…come on-he doesn't want all of that crap. He wanted the co-promotion because, yes, it would mean a bigger pay day versus just fighting, but it would allow him and his team to call some of the shots and not allow for some of that bush league shit to happen.

    Listen, the reallity is that while the UFC is the biggest name in MMA, we didn't invent the sport and we are not the only game in town. MMA, while under different rules and names (Vale Tudo, Pancrease, etc) has been around for a long time. All we have to do is look back at the 2004 Mens Olympic Basketball Team to remind us that we are not the best at everything.


    June 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Usually great takes, but today_I'm sorry bjj, but on exactly WHAT grounds can Fedor or anyone else claim he is the best?! Maybe before, but the truth is, he's been cashing in on that manufactured record for quite a while, without putting anything into it. Yeah Dana wants to make money…and he does it by putting out the BEST fights that we all want to see. as far as him not "even watching other events"…well that is dome serious pompous ass bu-sh__….by the way, if he wants to steer clear of wee style antics, he might wanna start by dealing with an organizationthat doesn't allow the diaz's after fight hi-jinx in the ring orhave to get their champ to stand in the ring and Beg for a decent match that Fedor…errr…M-1 keeps ducking.

  12. STEVEO

    June 6, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    agree with kong, we all say dumb shit on here that someone doesnt like at one point or another but this is getting ridiculous and as for the great fedor debate I say this, its tough to compare him to ufc fighters because hes faught in pride and a ring in almost or all his fights, ufc rules are different, no drug testing in japan at all (not saying he did), head kicks to grounded fighters, its just hard to judge because its just not the same


    June 7, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Brock is respectful BEFORE fights…but when you have shmucks like Herring talking loads of mess and being incredibly dismissive before a fight, then Mor saying the kind of crap about how he's gonna slaughter Brock…then yeah, he Will be a bit enraged. Especially since he showed respect and humility in hid first loss. If you watch, he has been respectful and recieved the same courtesy from Carwin…it will still be the victor who ktfo's the other and they both know this. Still, it was Affraidor's refusal to sign, in light of this which convinces not just me, but tons more, he was too affraidor id adding, say a 5 and2 or 4 and 3 record to the end of his career.


    June 7, 2010 at 1:26 am

    by the way…can I get a. AMEN from post # 60?!…help a brother out on his 36th birthday, man! :) peace-out, gentlemen!

  15. E-ROCK

    June 7, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Good Q on Karelin. I don't know the answer, and the country of Russia would go ape-shit to call their resident God a Juicer, but I am sure that Fedor is clean. Likewise I think most UFC fighters are clean, when they cheat, they get caught, like Leben did.

    Happy 36 AM, hope its a good one!


    June 7, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Gracias, E-rock…BTW…did you see Aleksander's last fight where that guy screwed up and took his dive BEFORE Fedor's little browse touched him?! How involved is Fedor with his bro's fights? You think there's any way He had something to do with that?…just thinking…hmmm.

  17. BJJ Brown Belt

    June 7, 2010 at 6:04 am

    As I mentioned, we all will never agree on who the best is…some say GSP, some say BJ (even with his loss), some say AA, and some say Fedor. I am not even trying to convince anyone of my beliefs but what we do know is that Dana was awfully nice and offered him a lot more leighway than he offers most fighters…why? Because when you are the best or one of the best, that is the respect that you deserve. it is no different than when stars go on the road for concernts…if MC Hammer was to go on a concert tour, he would be lucky to sell out small venues, so his negotiations would be extremly limited. On the other hand, you have someone Justine Timberlake or Beyonce requiring limos, purified water, buffets with their specific foods…why, because them being the best allows for them to add “perks” to the negotiations. So all I am saying is that by doing this, Dana has admitted that Fedor is one of, if not the best-if not he would not have need to entice and make his offer that much sweeter. As far as the Diaz’s antics, that is crap but that kind of stuff has not happened when M-1 is involved/Fedor is on the card. You can’t completely stop it. This is entertainment. I think that more than anyhting, he does not want to get drawn into it and if he were to sign, you know that his first or second fight would be against Brock. How much shit is Brock going to talk leading up to that match?

  18. Miko

    June 7, 2010 at 10:26 am

    AFRAIDOR: what smack talk did herring say?

    All I seem to recall was people thinking brock would smash him (clearly the non pride fans) and him saying was it wasn't his first rodeo, he's fought guys just as big before

    and he'd go in there with his freaky hair and fight Brock with his big freaky tattoo. Of course I'm totally paraphrasing but that's all I seem to remember. I don't recall anything all that bad really, and then brock was just a total dick after the fight with his WWE antics.

  19. Big Jon

    June 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    brock said that herrings fight team were all talking shit backstage before the fight and i remember herring saying somethign to the likes of hes gunna need to go back to fake wrestling or soemthing like that.


    June 7, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Nooooo… Man, in all the prefight interviews, along with "This ain't my first rodeo.." etc.. Heath was saying that he fought bigger "and guys a lot stronger than him. I'm gonna go in their and clean the floor with him",,,THAT'S why Brock did the little Bronco riding thing at the end of their match…Heath kept saying that Brock "was in for a world of Hurt" and that he didn't have "any ides" how bad Heath was gonna beat him…Never once did herring give him one iota of respect…and he got what he deserved..as did Mir, who started to buy his own BS and Forgot how close to over their first fight was….Look at the match against Randy…ABSOLUTE RESPECT FROM BROCK.

  21. E-ROCK

    June 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Brock Landers can bench 350

  22. King Kong

    June 8, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Chest Rockwell can bench 375.

  23. E-ROCK

    June 8, 2010 at 4:59 am

    See if you can place this:

    "Guys waxing his mustache at the beach, get some sand in it, takes it off with his shoe, shoe scuffs the counter"

  24. Abbott

    June 8, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Point Break

    Try this one:

    "What a Tool"

    "I didn't get that son – What did you say?!"

    "I said, what a shame that a few bad apples have to spoil a good time for everyone by breaking the rules"


    June 8, 2010 at 8:11 am

    The Breakfast Club…

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