Fedor Emelianenko: 'Only if God tells me to come back' will he come out of retirement

Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko teaches an MMA masterclass in Moscow and tells assembled reporters that only God's will could cause him to come back to MMA.

MMA legend and long-time Heavyweight champ of Pride Fighting Championship taught an MMA master class in Moscow recently and RT Sport News was there with a camera and a translator. Some of Fedor's comments:

To students: "Look this is something like what I did against Randleman (demonstrates kimura).

To students: "This is how is worked against Sylvia and Fujita. You have to slide your hand in and lock it (demonstrates rear naked choke).

On teaching the class: "I enjoyed this master class very much. I could see that many of them were skilled enough. Some of them even compete themselves. Because of that it's been very entertaining for me.

On the potential for Russian MMA: "Russia has a lot of intelligent fighters who are very strong mentally. That's how they're special.

On coming out of retirement: "I don't think so. Only if God tells me to come back. No other way."


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker