The famous Russian heavyweight Sergey Kharitonov explained why the title fight against Ryan Bader, with whom Fedor Emelianenko is going to end his career, is a win-win option for The Last Emperor.
“Whoever prepares better will win,” Kharitonov said in an interview with the channel “Ushatayka”. “Whether Fedor loses or wins, he will still leave with his head held high in this situation. If he loses, they will say, ‘Handsome! Came out at the end of his career, not like last time with Pedro Hizzo, who came and fell, but with a worthy fighter.’ And if he wins, they will say, ‘In general, a handsome man! At 46, he became a champion!’”
“That is, he does not risk anything at all. When you are a champion and you go out to fight with a strong fighter, there is already a certain risk, but here there are no risks, even if he wins or loses. All the same, I’ll say everything that Fedya is handsome. So many years in MMA, so old, went out with the young to fight. It’s simple”
Recall that the fight between Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko, in which the American will defend the Bellator heavyweight championship belt, will head the Bellator 290 tournament on February 4 in Inglewood, California, USA.