Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fedor Emelianenko: "An opponent should be treated with respect" [Video]

Fedor Emelianenko isn't bowing down to calls for his retirement. The legendary Russian fighter stares in the eyes of defeat with the same confidence that has carried his successful 12-year long career.

Yesterday, M-1 issued a press release to announce that Emelianenko was not retiring. Russian news channel "Russia 24" interviewed Fedor yesterday. Unfortunate for English readers, this interview is conducted in Russian. But it's still good to know that the accomplished fighter is not giving up.

If you're a true fan, you might watch for at least a brief moment...


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Here's the brief from Russian state television channel, Russia 24:
Fedor Emelianenko: I never felt anger
09/08/2011 18:21

"I've never angered myself or fought with anger before a fight, as some athletes. I believe that an opponent should be treated with great respect." Such a philosophical approach to the favorite sport in an interview on " Russia-24 "expressed multiple MMA World champion Fedor Emelianenko.

"We are not just a sport, and sometimes the show, and many soldiers are trying to unbalance by saying anything, and misbehavior. But I never not want to answer rudeness with rudeness, because I believe that one should not waste his time on empty rhetoric," Emelianenko concluded, stressing that the Russian people should always behave with dignity.

Many believe that the ultimate fighting - a cruel sport, which is not compatible with religious beliefs, which adheres to Fyodor Emelianenko. However, the athlete believes that if we remain a man of cruelty will not be the place.

"This sport is rather hard, but not cruel. People are cruel, their attitude in life and sport. But if you remain a man, the cruelty is not the place. And if my way here, then it should be" - Fedor Emelianenko acknowledged.

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