Fedor Emelianenko has a new career path, one of which has taken him from being the man in the cage to being the man on the outside of the cage. As the head of some sort of organization that oversees MMA in Russia, Fedor, well, he’s the right man for the job.
Emelianenko spoke on a few topics recently with one being the UFC, a touchy subject for all parties. Comparing M-1 Global and the UFC, Fedor went as far as saying that M-1 and the UFC are the two strongest organizations in the world. He hinted that the UFC is planning a show in 2013 in Moscow but would not comment much beyond that. He compared the UFC to PrideFC and explained how the giant shift in momentum left PrideFC dead and UFC as the king with M-1 as the number two.
When commenting on Aleks’s recent loss, Fedor stated he had offered his Dutch striking coaches to Aleks to train with leading into the fight with Jeff Monson; a fighter Fedor knocked off quite easily in his retirement fight. Aleks was submitted in M-1′s last event. When asked what mistake Aleks made, Fedor replied, “I know, but I will not tell”. The master still has it.