the Russian fighter of the mixed style Fedor Emelyanenko admitted that he expected to spend part of the fight with American Quinton Jackson on the ground. However, his opponent was moving around the ring much slower than the Russians, so he decided to finish the fight in the bar.
“I am Very glad that we managed to win. Part of the match was planned to hold lying down. When we started to move in the ring, I felt that it is much faster moving. It made no sense to transfer the fight to the ground”, – quotes Emelianenko-senior MMAFightingonSBN.
43-year-old fighter answered the question whether he considers the actions of the judge who stopped the fight in the first round, hasty. “I think the fight was stopped in time. I it was tough to finish,” – said the athlete.
a Vintage performance against Fedor Rampage (via @BellatorMMA) pic.twitter.com/wARMH8jZns
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Recall that Emelianenko on 29 December at the Bellator tournament in Japan knocked out Jackson in the first round. Ahead of the Russians expect two fights in Japan and Russia. After that the Last Emperor is planning to end his professional career.