Is the last emperor in trouble? The favorite student defected to the enemy camp due to the conflict.
Sergey Sorokin September 20, 2023, 16:00 Moscow time
But recently Fedor mysteriously left the post of president of the MMA Union.
Fedor Emelianenko, after leaving professional sports, began to experience difficult times. It recently became known that the Last Emperor decided to leave his position as head of the Russian MMA Union early. Some associated this with an unpleasant incident that occurred at a tournament in the Amur region. There, a young MMA fighter, due to the judge’s negligence, received a roundhouse kick to the head and later died in the hospital. Others simply assumed that Fedor intended to focus on something else. And now there is very resounding news about Emelianenko’s team.
We talk in detail about the departure of the Last Emperor:
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Kirill Sidelnikov, 35, who was in it from the beginning, left the Fedor team. And if we take previous times, the fighter has been training alongside Fedor since back in 2003. Frankly, the news sounded like a bolt from the blue. Sidelnikov was considered one of the closest people in the Last Emperor’s team. Together they went through very difficult times. In addition, Kirill was considered Fedor’s main sparring partner. But now their paths have diverged in different directions.
Sidelnikov himself spoke about the reasons for his departure from the team Fedor, with whom he spoke with Sport Express. He said the decision was quite painful: “This is how the circumstances developed: there were certain disagreements. And it was mutually decided that he would no longer be on the Fedor team. What kind of relationship do we have left? A difficult question… Complex, let’s call it that. I am completely grateful to Fedor for all the years he spent with me. Initially I told him that I was sincerely grateful. He was a great example for me. But it happens in life that people disagree.”
It is very interesting that Sidelnikov did not simply abandon Fedor’s team. He was moving under the wing of a man with whom Emelianenko had recently been in open conflict. Kirill said that he accepted the offer to collaborate with Ural FC president Radmir Gabdullin.
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“They contacted me with the help of Radmir Ildarovich Gabdullin from Ural FC. They offered to act with them now and then cooperate with their organization. “They also offered me a job at Uralchem, which is very interesting for the future, and I just need to move on, live, feed my family, and I had no right to even refuse it.”
It seems very strange that the empire, which until recently seemed indestructible, is literally beginning to crumble. The first bells were still ringing when Grigori Ponomarev left Fedor’s room. The fighter made it clear several times that the reason was disagreement. He also claimed that he has information up his sleeve that he doesn’t want to reveal yet. Sidelnikov now speaks of a strange misunderstanding. And he also does not want to specify what exactly caused the conflict. But the truth is that the one who was at the origins and walked hand in hand with Fedor left the team.
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Perhaps Fedor left the MMA Union precisely to try to unite the team. But for now, alarming signs continue to arrive. The departure of one of the closest people, and under the wing of the enemy, is no longer just a “bell”, it is a strong blow. And the main question is whether Emelianenko will be able to preserve his empire.