Bellator President Scott Coker Confirms Fedor’s Retirement Tour Still On Tap

Bellator president Scott Coker says Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour will go on. Emelianenko began the tour back in Dec. 2019. He took on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Eme…

Bellator president Scott Coker says Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour will go on. Emelianenko began the tour back in Dec. 2019. He took on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Emelianenko scored the first-round TKO victory. Fedor’s Retirement Tour Will Continue On Different Timeline Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Coker […]

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Fedor Emelianenko Critiques Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Standup

Fedor Emelianenko believes the technique in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s standup game can be refined. Nurmagomedov has become the gold standard in MMA for all lightweights. At one time, Russia’s most prominent MMA figure was Emelianenko. Now it&#8…

Fedor Emelianenko believes the technique in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s standup game can be refined. Nurmagomedov has become the gold standard in MMA for all lightweights. At one time, Russia’s most prominent MMA figure was Emelianenko. Now it’s Nurmagomedov, who holds the UFC lightweight championship. Fedor Speaks On Khabib’s Standup Game Speaking to TASS, Emelianenko said that […]

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Dana White Says He Regrets Not Booking Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko

Dana White has been making fights for a long time, and he really only has one regret about a scrap he never made. That is booking Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko when both were at the top of the sport and the heavyweight division. Lesnar and Emelian…

Dana White has been making fights for a long time, and he really only has one regret about a scrap he never made. That is booking Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko when both were at the top of the sport and the heavyweight division. Lesnar and Emelianenko were two of the biggest stars in the […]

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Rampage Jackson Responds To Those Who Suggest Fedor Emelianenko Fight Was Fixed

There was a lot of talk coming out of Bellator 237 in Japan this past weekend suggesting that the fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was fixed. Many watching didn’t believe that the punch Emelianenko landed on Jackson, that subsequently ended the fight, landed cleanly, and therefore, believed Jackson simply took a dive. […]

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There was a lot of talk coming out of Bellator 237 in Japan this past weekend suggesting that the fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was fixed.

Many watching didn’t believe that the punch Emelianenko landed on Jackson, that subsequently ended the fight, landed cleanly, and therefore, believed Jackson simply took a dive. Of course, there are also those who argue that the finish was a legitimate one, and even the slightest of touches, especially at heavyweight, can be deadly.

Jackson has now offered his take on the situation. Taking to his Instagram page, Jackson responded to those who believe he took a dive against the Russian legend, saying he’d never take part in a fixed fight.

“When that bag secured and the ladies waiting back in the room ??????? @MKingRingo
@EntangledEntertainment (I’ll never do a fixed fight Fador won fair,i have to get my weight down,that loss was on me.. non fighters need to ?) much love to my real fans,you win some lose some”

Shortly after the fight, Jackson attributed his poor performance to his weight, claiming he felt sluggish at heavyweight and plans to cut back down to light heavyweight for his next fight. It will be interesting to see how much Jackson’s performance improves if he returns to the division in which he once reigned as champion in the UFC.

What did you think of the finish between Jackson and Emelianenko?

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Scott Coker Says Fedor Emelianenko Is The GOAT After Bellator Japan Win

Bellator president, Scott Coker believes Fedor Emelianenko is the GOAT once again after his win at Bellator Japan on the weekend. Many have already considered Emelianenko as one of the best ever and arguably the best heavyweight of all-time. But for Co…

Bellator president, Scott Coker believes Fedor Emelianenko is the GOAT once again after his win at Bellator Japan on the weekend. Many have already considered Emelianenko as one of the best ever and arguably the best heavyweight of all-time. But for Coker, he thinks with the win over Rampage Jackson, it cements the Russian’s legacy. […]

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Scott Coker: Josh Barnett May Be Next For Fedor Emelianenko

Bellator President Scott Coker already has a next fight in mind for Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour. ‘The Last Emperor’ wiped out Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in Japan this weekend. Despite some confusion about his possible retirement, Fedor will fight on. And it could be against former UFC champion Josh Barnett. Speaking to MMA Junkie post-fight at […]

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Bellator President Scott Coker already has a next fight in mind for Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour. ‘The Last Emperor’ wiped out Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in Japan this weekend. Despite some confusion about his possible retirement, Fedor will fight on. And it could be against former UFC champion Josh Barnett. Speaking to MMA Junkie post-fight at Bellator 237 the promotor said that’s a fight the company would look to make.

“The guy that keeps knocking on the door is Josh Barnett,” Coker said.
“He had an unfortunate situation two weeks ago, or a week ago in Hawaii. He was
sick. I’ve been texting with him, and he’s recovering and getting back. He’d
like to fight end of January, but I said that’s not going to happen because
L.A. is already so booked up.

“But we’ll get Josh in there against the same opponent (Brazil’s Ronny
Markes), and we’ll see how it works out. We’ll see if it’s something Fedor
wants to do. I know Barnett would like to do it. He tells me he’d like to fight
Fedor, so maybe that’s a fight we can put together.”

Coker did admit though in the end any decision will be made by Fedor. The MMA legend has more than earned the right to pick the final opponents of his career.

“It’s really about what Fedor wants. To me, I want him to feel respected by this sport. I feel like it’s our job to make sure that, as long as he wants to continue in this next year, we’re going to do it. If he really said he wanted to retire tonight I would’ve been all about it. I would’ve been like, ‘Hey, Fedor. Whatever you want.’ But I was in the back talking to his guys, and if we can do a fight in Moscow one day, I really feel like it’s like ‘the king has returned.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

Who should Fedor Emelianenko
fight next?

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