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Fedor Emelianenko Would Leave Retirement For One Person

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.