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Japan: MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko ‘prepared’ for final fight of his career

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December 27, 2019 at 14:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Fedor Emelianenko spoke to the press ahead of the last fight of his career in Tokyo on Friday.

'The Last Emperor' stated he is well trained to hit the ring, but said he was concerned about injuries he had acquired:

"I feel good and I think I prepared very well as well, but how well we will see during the fight. Unfortunately, I am becoming more and more concerned by the injury, but at the moment it is tolerable," he confessed, adding "I try to keep the same pace [on training], but of course, the age is getting noticed."

The MMA giant, aged 43, will have the last fight in his career at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo on December 29. Emelianenko will face 41-year-old Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from the US.

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Russian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Fedor Emelianenko spoke to the press ahead of the last fight of his career in Tokyo on Friday.

'The Last Emperor' stated he is well trained to hit the ring, but said he was concerned about injuries he had acquired:

"I feel good and I think I prepared very well as well, but how well we will see during the fight. Unfortunately, I am becoming more and more concerned by the injury, but at the moment it is tolerable," he confessed, adding "I try to keep the same pace [on training], but of course, the age is getting noticed."

The MMA giant, aged 43, will have the last fight in his career at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo on December 29. Emelianenko will face 41-year-old Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from the US.

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