Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko has been pretty silent these past few weeks and many may wonder why. If you haven't checked out the documentary videos ("The Baddest Man on the Planet") that we posted earlier this week, then let us remind you that he is the type of person who trains far away from civilization. The key to his great success has been his seclusion, which allows him to concentrate on his opponent.
On January 24th, Fedor will be tested against the hard-hitting Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski. To many, Fedor will take on one of the most difficult challenges in his MMA career. This Affliction "Day of Reckoning" main event is one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights in mixed martial arts and a must-see bout for all fight fans around the globe.
In a recent interview, Fedor discusses his training and preparation for the Belarus fighter. He seems mentally focused coming into this fight, but we'll just have to wait and see what will happen this Saturday night.
Here's the snip from Fedor himself:
"I don't have any major training the day of the fight. I just work on my
sharpness. I'll do some light running for about 10 minutes and we go
through a couple of training exercises, work on some pads with my
striking trainer, (Alexander Vasilyevich Michkov) and then some light
wrestling with my ground trainer (Vladimir Mihailovich Voronin)…All of my training is the same. Every fighter has a different physique
and different baggage they bring to the ring. I don't rely on weight
training. I haven't for several years. It's really more focusing on the
opponent and working on sparring, wrestling and certain activities I
do. It's all about the training camp. All the hard work and all the
results that show up in the ring is a result of what's done before…I don't think about any of my future fights. I'm committed with
Affliction and M-1 Global, but I first have to take care of business
against Andrei (Arlovski) and then we can decide what happens down the road."