Alistair Overeem explains his reluctance to fight Fedor Emelianenko

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“No, I’m not done with MMA,” said the Dutch fighter in the next episode of the MMA Hour. “Maybe I will have one or two more fights. Now I have to fight Badr Hari, then Rico Verhoeven, and then we’ll see how it goes.”

“As for Fedor, I respect him, but he hasn’t fought for several years. I don’t know, maybe I’ve gotten too sentimental lately, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to call on someone who hasn’t fought in years. To be honest, I’m a little uneasy about the fight with Badr, who last won in 2015.”

At the same time, the Dutchman, who in the past has repeatedly accused Emelianenko of refusing to fight, did not explain why he does not take into account the last victory of the Russian, who knocked out Timothy Johnson in the first round at the Bellator tournament in Moscow in October last year.

Recall that Fedor Emelianenko plans to end his professional career this year, and in the last fight he expects to meet with American Ryan Bader, who holds the Bellator heavyweight title.

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