A student of the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, heavyweight Grigory Ponomarev advised Alexander Emelianenko to end his career as a professional fighter.
“It’s a shame, of course, that [А. Емельяненко] lost [Марсио Сантосу]- said Ponomarev “SE”. – Probably, Alexander already needs to do something else. If you take professional MMA, then it will be hard for him here. ”
Ponomarev also said that he was against the idea of holding a fight between Alexander Emelianenko and Artur Huseynov.
“I would not want this at all, because nothing good will come of it,” Ponomarev continued. Especially Alexander. [этот бой] not needed, because you already have to think about your health, family and how to live as long as possible, and not about fighting with Huseynov. A person has really experienced so much and was in different states.
The 26-year-old Ponomarev has 3 wins and 1 loss. His last fight was on December 20 at AMC Fight Nights 107, winning by TKO against Iranian Alireza Safar.