Greatest of all time?
Former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko sat down with Michael "The Voice" Schiavello for a special one-hour video interview last Friday night (Sept. 19, 2014) on AXS TV, discussing everything from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), steroids in mixed martial arts (MMA), serving in the Russian military, and so much more.
Have a look:
Here's an except (via MMA Fighting) that talks about his legendary stare:
"I always remember that I represent myself, but also my country. People are making judgments about Russian people based on me. This is why I never allow myself any aggression towards my opponent. A fighter, a real strong fighter should always look dignified and calm and I believe that any expression of aggression is an expression of weakness. A strong person will not be nervous and will not express aggression towards his opponent. He will be confident in his abilities and his training, then he will face the fight calm and balanced."
Emelianenko -- still only 37 -- called it quits back in 2012 after knocking out Pedro Rizzo in Russia, marking his third straight win after a disastrous run in Strikeforce. The one-time Affliction MMA headliner retired with a 34-4 (1 NC) record after 12 years in the fight game.
And from the sound of this video interview, he's gone for good (sad face).