Found June 21, 2012 on
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Fedor Emelianenko beat Pedro Rizzo by first-round TKO in 84 seconds on Thursday in Russia, and then immediately announced his retirement in front of a cheering crowd.
“I think it is time I quit,” Emelianenko said, according to Russian site Ria Novosti. “My family influenced my decision. My daughters are growing without me, that’s why it’s time to leave.”
Emelianenko made his announcement with his wife and daughters beside him in the ring. The 35-year-old said he was contemplating retirement last year after getting demolished by Big Foot Silva, but this was his fourth fight since then. This also seemed more convincing because it came after a win not a loss; fighters are more prone to be turned off from the sport after being beat up, not after winning.
Fedor is considered by many to be the greatest fighter in MMA history. He went 28 straight fights from 2001-2009 without losing (27 wins and one no contest). He dominated Pride in Japan, beating Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at the top of ...
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According to multiple Russian outlets, the most decorated heavyweight in mixed martial arts history has called it a career. After putting Pedro Rizzo to sleep in merely 84 seconds on Thursday, Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) announced his retirement from the sport.
“I think it is time I quit,” Emelianenko said (per Ria Novosti). “My family influenced my decision. My daughters...
Lost in the madness of the UFC’s back-to-back shows sandwiching “Bellator 71″ this weekend was the fact MMA’s most decorated heavyweight fought Pedro Rizzo in Russia on Thursday.
It took Fedor Emelianenko all of 84 seconds to put the 37-year-old to sleep in their shootout. “The Last Emperor” rocked Rizzo with his patented right hand and pounced on his dazed and confused...
What do you guys think? Is Fedor bluffing on his retirement? Will he be back? Maybe Couture will come out of retirement himself and entice him? If not, saying he had one hell of a career would be a gross understatement. In my book he'll go down and the most complete and entertaining Heavyweight mixed martial artist of all time. This full fight video of today's Fedor vs...
Fedor Emelianenko, the greatest heavyweight in the history of MMA, has decided to retire. After knocking out Pedro Rizzo in just 84 seconds at “M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo”, Ron Kruck from HDNet confirmed that the Russian legend would indeed be retiring. Emelianenko was quoted saying, “My family influenced my decision. My daughters are growing without me, and that’s why...
The great Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko knocked out Pedro Rizzo today in the first round. Here is the full video of the fight.
St. Petersburg, Russia -- M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo. Fedor Emelianenko KO's Pedro Rizzo, who hadn't fought in almost 2 years, retires. Meh.
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Fedor Emelianenko is red hot! Emelianenko is in the midst of putting together his best winning streak in years. The latest victim to fall to the Last Emperor is former UFC fighter Pedro Rizzo courtesy of a monster right hand. Related posts:
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"This is the way the world ends . . . Not with a bang, but a whimper." -- T.S. Eliot
Far away from the spotlight of MMA's highest stage, Fedor Emelianenko walked away from the sport he once dominated on Thursday with a resounding victory over a former champion in Russia. Pedro Rizzo may not have been the highest profile opponent available, as he was years removed from...