Fedor Emelianenko Net Worth
Fedor Emelianenko net worth: Fedor Emelianenko is a Russian politician and retired heavyweight mixed martial artist who has a net worth of $18 million. Fedor Emelianenko earned his net worth through his career as a mixed martial artist and the many championships he has accumulated. Born Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko on September 28, 1976, in Rubeshnoe Lugansk region, he is best known as the world's heavyweight top dog. In 2003, Emelianenko beated Brazil's Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and became the second-ever Pride Heavyweight Champion. While with the defeat of former UFC champ Tim Sylvia at the Affliction: Banned event in July 2008, he earned the first World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion title. Remaining undefeated for nearly a decade, this Ukranian-born/Russian-bred MMA fighter has been considered to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Over the years, Emelianenko has won innumerable tournaments and accolades in various sports, most notable being the Pride 2004 Grand Prix and the World Combat Sambo championship on four occasions, as well as medaling in the Russian national Judo championship. He was also referred to as The Last Emperor in the boxing ring, where he surely was the "Baddest Man on the Planet" fetching one win after another. Among those who gave Emelianenko support and acclaim were also major publications, including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and Sherdog.com. Emelianenko announced his retirement in late June 2012, but he still remained present in the sport as the president of the Russian MMA Union. Prior to his retirement as a competitor, Emelianenko entered politic as a deputy of the Belgorod Regional Duma on 10 October 2010 under the United Russia political party. After serving five-year term, he went on to replace Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as a staff member of Russia's Council of Physical Fitness & Sports on July 28, 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding decree.