Fedor Emelianenko will remain in MMA even if he holds up to his retirement speech.
Emelianenko, who announced the end of his long-fighting career earlier this year, was named the president of the Russian MMA Union, according to M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan.
Today MMA became an official sport in Russia, with all the ministry support this entails. Russian MMA Union w/ Fedor as president, oversees.
— evgeni kogan (@evgenikogan) September 26, 2012
Emelianenko won his last three fights after a three-fight losing streak while competing in Strikeforce. The 35-year-old holds a career record of 34-4, and will likely go down as one of the greatest fighters of all-time.