A Tribute to MMA Legend: Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier this year, Fedor Emelianenko, one of the all time greatest heavyweights in the history of MMA, announced his official retirement from the sport.  Nicknamed “The Last Emperor”, Fedor at the peak of his career was widely considered to be “the baddest man on the planet”.  For nearly 10 years he remained unbeaten, cleaning out the heavyweight division with his rare combination of one punch knockout power and a vicious ground game.  He strung together an impressive 27 straight victories, the majority of which came by KO, TKO, or submission.  When he was not competing in MMA, he was representing his home country of Russia in their national sport Sambo, winning 7 Russian National Championships and 3 World Championships.

Although still only 35 years old, Fedor has earned his place as one of the all time greats in MMA history.  Have we truly seen the last of Fedor, or will he return for one final run at glory?  Only time will tell. 

In the meantime, let us pay tribute to his remarkable career with the below documentary, which gives us a rare look into the mind of Fedor. 

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