Washington. 16 Feb. INTERFAX – Legendary Russian fighter of the mixed single combats Fedor Emelyanenko admitted that the main motive of his fights is faith in God.
“How do I feel about being called the greatest of all time? I fight only to glorify the Christian faith and the Lord Jesus Christ,” said F. Emelianenko reporters on the eve of fight with American Matt Mitrione, which will be held on February 18 in San Jose (USA) in the tournament, “Bellator”.
It F. Emelianenko added that his popularity for him, “very tiresome, annoying.”
He advised young athletes, “never be haughty, not to feel superior, better, because then the harder they fall”.
Earlier, the soldier told me that before performances, praying and never felt the anger of the opponent. To faith he came to Diveyevo in Nizhny Novgorod region – one of the centers of Orthodox pilgrimage associated with St. Seraphim of Sarov.