Fedor Emelianenko is coming out of retirement and making a return in mixed martial arts. We know that’s sure thing because it was announced a few weeks ago, but we still don’t know which promotion he will sign it. There’s definitely a few options open for ” The Last Emperor” and inking a lucrative multi-contract deal with the is the one fans wants to see come into fruition.
Why? Because the UFC heavyweight division is the most stacked roster in MMA. Plus, a rematch with the current heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum would be extremely interesting and mostly importantly for the UFC, bring in big dollars. Fresh off his submission win over former champion Cain Velasquez in Mexico City, Werdum already opened the door to a rematch with Emelianenko. However, he doesn’t think the Russian fighter deserves a shot at the belt right away since he hasn’t fought anyone in over three years.
I don’t think we can do a rematch now because he hasn’t fought in three years, if he signs with the UFC, I don’t know if they would give him a title shot already. I think it would me fair if he fought before, and then he fights for the title.
During a UFC 190 press in Brazil, Werdum said,
Maybe they do a rematch with Fedor in December, even though the new fans don’t know much about Fedor’s history, the old fans, those who know MMA, know who Fedor is. That might happen. It only depends on the negotiation.
He lost twice after I beat him, and people forgot him too fast. If you ask around who Fedor is, no one knows. He was undefeated for 10 years, and he needed some rest. It would be cool if the UFC signed him. I would give him a rematch, no doubt.
What do you think? Is this rematch the fight fans want to see when Fedor makes his return in MMA?