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Fedor Emelianenko: Everyone talks about my retirement and that I will train young fighters ... I never said that

There's been a lot of talk about former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion and Strikeforce castaway Fedor Emelianenko calling it quits following his upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) bout against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight hopeful Pedro Rizzo on June 21, 2012 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Too bad nobody told Fedor.

"The Last Emperor" hasn't decided what direction his career will go after trying to break "The Rock" in front of a hometown crowd, but what he does know, is that he never said he was hanging up the gloves to mentor up-and-coming fighters.


"It's not a fact that I will retire on June 21st. We'll see after the fight. I don't know who came to conclusion that I will coach young fighters. Everyone talks about my retirement, and that I will train young fighters. I never said that."

For those of you who can translate Russian, or just like to ogle Fedor and his brother Aleksander, check out a video of his current training camp (and a really huge Russian newscaster) after the jump.

For more on "Emelianenko vs. Rizzo" click here.

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