MMA legend and recognised as GOAT by many, Fedor Emelianenko is all set to fight Bellator Light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader at the Forum in Inglewood, California this weekend. This is the final fight in the heavyweight grand prix and is built as Bellator 214.
However, he was interviewed by Yaroslav Stephanov who works for Sports 24 Russia and was asked about his thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s post-fight brawl with McGregor’s teammates at UFC 229.
Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Irish star Conor McGregor in the fourth to successfully defend his UFC lightweight title. He then launched himself on Dillon Danis.
Both the main event fighters are now awaiting trails on Jan.29 conducted by Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Emelianenko finally offered his thoughts on his fellow Russian’s conduct.
For the first time since October 6 Fedor commented on a situation after Khabib and Conor's fight. The author of the question is a girl from the magazine «Ethics in show business and the world of sports» #Bellator214 pic.twitter.com/QnQmtNAsj2
— Yaroslav Stepanov (@wonders4341) January 24, 2019
“I had a heavy impression after what I saw,” Emelianenko said in answer to a question on the ‘ethics’ of Nurmagomedov’s actions.
“It must have been an emotional response to what happened,” he added, referring to the toxic build-up to UFC 229.
“A professional should remain a professional, and not vent their emotions outside the cage.” Fedor continued.
UFC 229 ended up being the highest grossing fight in the history of UFC and sold around 2.4 Million PPV and it smashed all records.
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