Fedor Emelianenko turned back the clock once again as he scored a vicious KO over Tim Johnson in under two minutes at Bellator 268 on Saturday.
Emelianenko fought for likely the final time in Russia and he scored an impressive KO, which he says is one of the most important wins in his career.
“It is difficult to say,” Emelianenko said after the fight. “I think maybe this is one of the most important wins in my career, taking into consideration the location, the country, the age. Taking into consideration the force of Timothy and that Timothy is a strong opponent.”
With Emelianenko scoring a highlight-reel KO at home in Russia, many thought he would retire and go out like that. However, the heavyweight legend did hint at another fight, as he says he doesn’t have any plans to retire at this time.
“I will answer this question tomorrow,” Emelianenko said with a smile when addressing his future. “I would like to say that at the moment I’m not planning on finishing the career. I’m going to talk to Scott [Coker], I’m going to talk to my family. We’ll leave a little bit quietly, we’ll pray, and then God will tell us what we should do.”
For his next fight, Fedor Emelianenko does plan on fighting in America next time out. He says it’s easier for him to prepare for the fight as he doesn’t have the pressure of fighting at home.
Regardless, it was an excellent performance from Emelianenko who says he is very happy with it.
“I feel really great,” Emelianenko said. “I feel good. I’m really very happy. I’m very happy that everything worked out the same way we were thinking about that. I’m very happy for the fact that we made the audience happy and we delivered really such great joy to our fans, to those who follow our careers and Bellator events.”