. A giant of RussianMMA, Fedor Emelianenko’s best days may be behind him, but even at 46 he has been given the opportunity to walk away from mixed martial arts as a champion when he takes on Ryan Bader for heavyweight gold in February, in what will be his final career fight.
When Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were at their prime, their matchup was highly anticipated by the fans. Nurmagomedov, Emelianenko and other legendary mixed martial arts fighters show what they’re made of.
After retiring, Nurmagomedov also continues to run his many MMA-related enterprises. The San Jose-based fighter beat Conor McGregor in the fourth round via submission to retain the lightweight championship, and he jumped out of the cage immediately after the fight to attack the Irishman's corner.