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Fedor Emelianenko to Run for Senate, May Retire from MMA

Middle Easy gets the scoop and was confirmed in a press release.

The regional political council of the party “United Russia” approved the list of candidates for internal party elections – the primaries. In the list of 58 candidates. No less than 10 000 United Russia vote will determine the best, and who will receive the first place in the party list in the upcoming October elections in the Belgorod Regional Duma.

Among the most notable candidates, in addition to the deputies (Anatolia Zelikow, Victor Filatov, Vadim Cage, Valeria Skruga, Ivan Kulabuhova, Vladimir Kulikovsky) – a famous athlete Fedor Emelianenko, the new director of Belarusian State Technological University Sergey Glagolev (by the way, non-partisan), director of the Institute of Public and municipal government BSU Alexander Mamatov.

The rumor is that Fedor will honor his contract with strikeforce and then retire. Fedor will be running for a congress seat in Russia for the pro-Kremlin party ‘United Russia’. The party is dominant in the country and holds around 80% of the seats in the senate and Fedor will be representing his region. That’s a fact… Now the accompanied rumor is that after Fedor fulfills the last two fights in his Strikeforce contract, he will retire from MMA.