Fedor Emelianenko thinks Fabricio Werdum is trying to avoid him.
Fedor Emelianenko, who recently turned 34, said that he wants a rematch with Fabricio Werdum, but he thinks that the Brazilian is trying to avoid him and delay the bout as long as possible (via RussianTranslations):
When I left the [Werdum] fight I understood the whole situation and said right away that my opponent will avoid me for as long as possible. When the fight will happen, for now, I don't know. He apparently did an operation on his hand. He will delay the rematch as long as possible.
I understand that we're all people, this is sport, this is life, and I was always prepared for this.
This is where 'The Last Emperor' might be a little uninformed because Werdum has stated numerous times that he's open to the rematch, and is even willing to do it in Russia.
After the jump, Fedor talks about being bothered by how fans obsess too much about his fighting career.
It is very painful and unpleasant for me when people tell me "Fedor, we supported you! We waited up all night, got drunk. When it finally came on we raised our spirits, got drunk some more and cheered and yelled across the neighborhood." ...This is uncomfortable for me to be honest, in these moments, I just want to leave.
Another matter is if the people who surrounded me and watch my fights were prepared. Because they saw me with a halo. For me it is simply unpleasant, hurtful, and regrettable seeing how people obsess. How... well thinking about my career and that's all. I'm not superman, and I'm not unbeatable. I'm an ordinary human, with my own flaws.
Watch the entire video interview on this post made by BE reader memitim where Fedor talks about various topics such as his recent movie role, and his relationship with his brother, Aleksander.