The head of the UFC Dana white refused to consider Fedor Emelianenko one of the greatest fighters
President of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White shared his opinion about the Russian mixed martial arts fighter (MMA) Fedor Emelianenko. His words are quoted by the YouTube channel MMA Junkie.
“He’s 46. He shouldn’t be fighting anymore. He is a grown man and can do whatever he wants. But, most likely, he should have hung up his gloves two years ago, ”White said. The head of the UFC refused to consider Emelianenko one of the greatest fighters, but noted that people loved and praised the Russian.
Earlier on February 5, Fedor Emelianenko lost to Bader by knockout in the first round. The fight, which led the Bellator 290 tournament and became a farewell for the Russian, was held in heavyweight, the title of the organization’s champion, which was owned by the American, was at stake. After the defeat, Emelianenko was upset that he could not please the fans and thanked them for their support.
The defeat was the seventh in Emelianenko’s career, he has 40 victories to his credit, another fight with his participation was declared invalid. The Russian owned the titles of champion organizations Pride and RINGS. Bader won 31 victories with seven defeats.