Report: Coach Says Fedor Emelianenko Has Begun Training Camp, is Negotiating With Promotions
By FCF Staff
A few weeks before his 40th birthday takes place, Fedor Emelianenko has reportedly started training for his next bout, although he has no fight signed.
The Russian star is currently a free agent, following his controversial, decision win over Fabio Maldonado in June, which took place at EFN 50. Recently Emelianenko’s coach, Vladimir Voronov reportedly told TASS.ru (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):
“Fedor has gathered in Stary Oskol with the team,” Voronov said. “It is not only for physical fitness, but also to complete a camp. He is negotiating with all international organizations about the future of his career.”
Although Emelianenko was badly hurt by Maldonado in their bout, UFC President Dana White praised the former PRIDE champ for the toughness he demonstrated. White also reported that the fight drew big numbers for UFC Fight Pass.
Emelianenko has reported in recent months that his team has talked with the UFC about signing with the promotion. “The Last Emperor” returned to action last December and stopped Jaideep Singh, while fighting for Rizin FF.