Today Fedor returned to Russia and declared that he is not done
"I rushed to declare my retirement. I will fight more. Possibly, I will return to the Heavyweight Grand-Prix.
I am capable of having a few more fights. I didn't make any analysis yet on why I lost. I need to recover, I can't see very well yet." - Fedor Emelianenko, after returning to Russia
Fedor's trainers believe he will be back to training very soon:
"It's very nice that Fedor still has his fighting spirit, he is ready to rip everyone apart right now. Yes, his eye is swallowed, but it will heal. Most importantly for him not to have any psychological pressure. After this, he will train with a triple effort." - Vladimir Voronov, SAMBO coach.
Fedor is capable to return to the tournament. Everybody stumbles, this is not the end of the world" - Alexander Michkov, striking coach