Now Satoshi Ishii really won't stand a chance on New Year's Eve.
After rumblings that Fedor Emelianenko's iconic sweater got really old and has been 'retired' or 'lost' somewhere in Russia, the "Glorious Sweater of Absolute Victory" as it's called after gaining notoriety on the internet, was finally spotted.
After completing his training camp in Holland, 'The Last Emperor' landed in Russia wearing his trademark stripped sweater. The events were also captured on a Russian news clip, which you can view on it's entirety after the jump.
As for the initial talk of the sweater being retired, here's the original article from February where Fedor mentioned it:
Sadly, any illustrious career must inevitably come to an end. Yes, after frequent use and repeated washings, there comes a time in everyone's life when one must confront the difficult decision of sending his or her favorite shirt into retirement.
"I cannot understand actually why this sweater became that famous and there is no famous sweater actually because that's my wear, that's my manner," Fedor said through a translator. "I take the thing and I wear it until it becomes really very old. And I know this sweater became really very old."
Fedor says he doesn't know where it currently is but thinks it could be somewhere in his home in Stary Oskol, Russia.