In a translation written by youtuber BuilDozerrrr in reference to Fedor Emelianenko’s interview after the stunning loss to top 10 ranked fighter and former ADCC champion Fabricio Werdum, Fedor speaks about how he feels towards the fight:
Fedor, how do you feel?
Good, don’t feel anything special.
We, the fans, feel for you.
On the possible rematch with Werdum:
If Fabricio Werdum agrees on a rematch, of course I would like to have one. I became the victim of my own mistakes. Things like that happen.
Did you prepare yourself in the discipline of Brazilian Ju Jitsu. Do you think that it was a mistake that you did not bring a BJJ specialist to train with?
No. I don’t train Ju Jitsu at all. I train in Sambo. Sambo is a superior fighting/grappling system. That night it was my own mistake that caused theI loss (not a mistake made in training & preparation). I was overconfident.
About the date of the rematch:
I would be glad to take the rematch at any time. But this is a question for Vadim and Strikeforce.
I do not take these decisions myself.
Fabricio Werdum was very positive and open to do a rematch in Russia. What do you think about this?
If Fabricio organizes it, I would be glad (everybody laughs; Fedor is refering to he difficulties that M1 are having to promote MMA events in Russia). MMA is not welcome there. Says something about sponsors that I can not hear well
Will you be present as a guest at the East-West European final on the 2-nd of July?
I would like to. Most probably yes.
Would you change anything in your preparation for the next fight?
No. I think that my preparation was excellent and my trainers did a good job to get me in my best shape.