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Numerous sources confirm Fedor Emelianenko still not interested in return to MMA

Multiple sources confirmed to that Fedor Emelianekno is still not interested in a comeback.

Esther Lin

Over the past few weeks, rumours about a potential Fedor Emelianenko return have run rampant throughout the MMA sphere. Those speculations were later fuelled Bellator CEO Scott Coker, who revealed that he was interested in talking to Fedor about a potential fight in Bellator.

However, it appears his attempt have been in vain, as numerous sources have confirmed to that Fedor is content with his retirement and is adamant about his disinterest in a return to MMA.

Instead, Fedor hopes to take on the role of spokesperson for MMA in Russia. He spends his time traveling to numerous places in the Federation as a representative of the sport.

Emelianenko, who went 34-4 (1) during his illustrious 12-year career, still frequents M-1 Challenge events in Russia, and was most recently seen in Tokyo at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014. It was there that Coker posted a photo with Fedor on his twitter account - a tweet that went viral on social media this past Wednesday.

While it appears Bellator's intention was a potential match-up against Bobby Lashley or Brock Lesnar, if they could secure that signing, it is highly unlikely they will be able to get Fedor back in the cage.