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Fedor Emelianenko explains why he didn't try to finish Jeff Monson In Russia (Video)

"Thank God I have no injuries ... I'm very grateful to God for losses and for wins, so I feel very good. I was very happy with [the outcome] because everything we planned before with my coaches, I did exactly what they asked me to do. I went for the kill once before against Fabricio Werdum and I paid dearly for that. This time I thought I better change my strategy. I was very happy with my performance the way I strategized the entire fight. Monson was a tough fighter and I was just happy that I won."

Fedor Emelianenko snapped a three-fight losing streak, one that he's grateful to God for, by outpointing Jeff Monson at Sunday's M-1 Global event in Moscow, Russia. "The Last Emperor" melted "The Snowman" early in the fight, but unlike the killer instinct he displayed earlier in his career, the wily Russian instead allowed Monson to recover to continue battling it out on the feet. Superior gameplan? Or playing scaredy-cat? Either way, Fedor is back in the win column and already spitballing with Vadim Finkelchtein about his next fight. For more on M-1 Global: "Fedor vs. Monson" click here and here.

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