It looks like ďThe Last EmperorĒ will walk off into the sunset with a three fight winsteak. It was a swift first round finish of Pedro Rizzo at M-1 Globalís: Fedor vs. Rizzo, which led to the announcement of Emelianenkoís (34-4-1) retirement.
Hereís the translation of Fedorís retirement via Lowkick.com:
ďI think itís time. Iím retiring from sports. I still have the SAMBO World Championships. My family is the reason I will not be fighting again. My daughters are growing without their father, so itís the right time to leaveÖThereís no Ďfantasticí offer that could tempt me out of retirement. Iím retiring to spend more time with my familyĒFrom the sounds of it, even the opportunity of fighting in the UFC for the first time could not bring back the former pound-for-pound greatest.