Bellator featherweight champion Chris Cyborg (37, Brazil), who achieved the first ‘Grand Slam’ in MMA history, gave deep respect to ‘one in six billion’ Fyodor Yemelianenko (46, Russia).
Cyborg posted a picture taken with Fyodor on his social media on the 6th and wrote, “Last Emperor! Enjoy your retirement” and showed respect to Fyodor.
On the 5th, at Bellator 290 held in Inglewood, California, USA, Fyodor aimed for the championship belt against heavyweight champion Ryan Bader in his third defense, but lost by TKO by punch in the first round.
If Fyodor had won this time, he would have been able to create an unprecedented record by winning the title of oldest champion as well as the four organizations following Pride, Strikeforce, and Affliction.
Fedor immediately announced his retirement by putting his gloves down in the cage right after his defeat. When a fighter puts his glove on the floor, it is an unspoken ritual to announce retirement. 메이저놀이터
Cyborg is the only fighter in MMA history to have won a Grand Slam Champion. He won championship belts in four major MMA organizations, including Bellator, UFC, Invicta FC, and Strike Force.