Bloody Elbow’s very own associate editor, Karim Zidan, makes his long-awaited return to Submission Radio to talk about Fedor Emelianenko and share stories from his many recent trips to Russia.
Kicking of the discussion, the show’s roundtable begins with EFN: 50 and the wild, shocking, controversial, and at times (mainly due to the commentary) hilarious fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Fabio Maldonado. Karim weighs in on Fedor’s performance and tactical choices, his slow decline, the glaring conflict of interest present at the event, whether a UFC run is needed at this point, why Fedor has always been in control of his career, and what the future holds for “The Last Emperor”.
Zidan also examines the many key personalities that have come and gone from Fedor’s life, and expands into some of the biggest stories and controversies in Russian MMA and politics in general, including shady Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov, and the shooting of Bellator featherweight Shahbulat Shamhulaev.
We hope you enjoy this fascinating and eye-opening discussion. You can also follow Karim and his fantastic work @ZidanSports.
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