Russian mixed martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko before the fight with American Matt Mitrione in the United States stated that in the ring he always fights in the name of Jesus Christ, reports “Interfax”.
“How do I feel about being called the greatest of all time? I fight only to glorify the Christian faith and the Lord Jesus Christ”, — said the fighter. According to him, before the fight he prays and never hate your enemies.
16 Feb Emelianenko also talked about the fatigue of their own popularity, calling it “annoying”.
Battle with Mitrione will be held on 18 February in the American city of San Jose in the tournament Bellator 172. For Emelianenko it will be the 42nd entering the ring. Just in his career he won 36 wins (11 by Ko) and suffered four defeats, one match was declared void.
In 2012, the Russian world champion on Boxing Nikolay Valuev said that every fight starts from the Orthodox prayers. The athlete added that he always carries with him “salaminian conocco with George” wrote kp.ru.