Fedor Emelianenko has been retired for nine months now and doesn’t plan on returning to active competition. If he was, it would take the power of God.
“I don’t think [I’m coming out of retirement],” said Emelianenko to RT Sport News. “Only if God tells me to come back. No other way.”
Unless a divine miracle happens, Emelianenko leaves as one of the sport’s top heavyweights. He retired at 33-4 and was virtually undefeated for nine years. He knockout Pedro Rizzo for M-1 in his last bout.
UFC president Dana White revealed that the promotion had spoken with Emelianenko about a UFC deal, but it fell through after the death of his father.