x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Russian legend to visit Dubai

Before any of Rodriguez and Dekkers's friends get a chance to come to Dubai, another legend plans to step into Glory MMA Centre a few weeks from now: Fedor 'The Last Emperor' Emelianenko.

Before any of Rodriguez and Dekkers's friends get a chance to come to Dubai, another legend plans to step into Glory MMA Centre a few weeks from now: Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko.

He is regarded by analysts, fighters and experts to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.

Now retired, the Russian heavyweight remained undefeated for nearly a decade, during which time he was considered the best heavyweight fighter in mixed martial arts.

Tam Khan, managing director of the gym, said they would finalise the details of his visit in the next few days. Fedor will likely hold a seminar and meet fans at Glory MMA Centre.

He is the most successful fighter that has never fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), though not for a lack of trying by the UFC president, Dana White, to lure him to the famed Octagon.

* Mohammed N Al Khan