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.