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Coach of the Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Fedor Emelianenko Peter Taisce said that the athlete was ready for the clash against American Ryan Bader only 66 percent. The words of the specialist leads the “Sport-Express”.
Tisse assumed that fight with Bader was for Emelianenko the last in the career. He noted that his client has problems with his knee and shoulder. The specialist promised to work with the Russians no more.
The coach said that the American lost the fight, Emelianenko has not received serious injuries. “We only have a dissection, he had nine stitches,” said Tysse.
The match in the finals of the Grand Prix of heavyweights of Bellator took place in the night of January 27 in the United States. Bader knocked out Emelianenko in the 35th second of the first round. Former MMA fighter Oleg Taktarov shares his opinion that the Russians had problems with health. “Fedor if he poured a sleeping pill,” said another athlete.
42-year-old Emelianenko during his career had 45 fights, won 38 victories and lost six times. And one fight with its participation was abandoned without result.
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