Chat in the car .Coach Vladimir Voronov.

Vladir Voronov -coach Fedor Emelianenko.

 In advance I thank tmr, for a translation into English. Minutes through 40-50, it will be ready.

How was the flight?



VV: The flight was alright.

How did they receive you? Where did you stay? Where did you eat?

VV: We stayed at the Marriot, we ate and trained there as well. Upon our arrival we met with a few russians guys, actually not only russian guys, a few atheletes. Fedor didn't make that meeting though, him and Vasilich' didn't go because they some other shooting thing and towards the end he didn't feel too good [from what i understand he means Vasilich']. So we went to the meeting and answered questions. There's a lot of russians around there, every 10th-11th in chicago is russian. In the competitions there's always a lot of them supporting.

So there's a lot of russians fans supporting?

VV: Yeah a lot of them, maybe even half of them.

(other person in the car): the majority

VV: Well there's also a lot of Americans cheering for fedor as well because he's always acting in a positive way towards his opponent and it's never personal which is usually not the case for other fighters, not all but a lot of them, so they also cheer for fedya and everybody was happy for his victory.

Your impressions of the event?

VV: Of the event?

Yes, the organization, the venue , production etc?

VV: The venue was "cozy" [i'd say nice but he did say literally cozy], the organization is good, the show was interesting. The fighter's entrances were well done. So far it's not worse than affliction for sure, and i'm not even talking about the UFC.

There were fights that didn't make the main card, the undercard, how were they?

VV: To be honest i didn't see those fights because i was with fedor, he was warming up and i was helping with the preparation for the fight. So we didn't have time to watch those fights. Not to mention that we have arrived around the main part so i just didn't have time.

So what's with fedor, how's fedor after the fight?

VV: He's feeling alright, there's something with his left hand, they just did an xray and we're not sure yet but it's not a break but a tear/tendon damage. So they'll take care of that in the states and at the same time relax and have a small vacation. Everything else is fine, the nose was the skin ripping, before the fight it was already damaged there, it didn't heal completely before the fight. Outside of that everything is fine, excellent health.

There was talk about Fedor resting for the next 3 months, right?

VV: Rest yes but 3 months to rest? No, Fedya will rest until the end of November, maybe 10 more days, whatever's necessary for the hand, and then that rest will come to an end. When he comes back, a day or two and he'll be back to active training. Run a cross or something else. He's always training - three months is too much. (laughter) People don't rest for that long.

How was the press conference? Was there a reception or after party after it? What was there? I mean we don't know so much. What was interesting?

VV: Well there wasn't any event or big party after because after the fight we went to the clinic right away, it was public and we were there for about 2 hours so we were there for a while. Once all that was done we went to the hotel, we got there around 3 am. So our close friends were obviously awaiting us, we sat down for a little bit had some dinner and went to sleep. There was no big party or anything like that, everybody worked and everyone was tired. The next morning there's a few fighters in chicago we know, they're from the USSR and trained sambo, they invited us so we spent the day with them. Fedor was resting, obviously slept a lot. The next day we left, Fedor and Vadim went to LA. Finish up giving an interview and some other business.

What are the plans for strikeforce? m1? Upcoming opponents? When's the next fight?

VV: I think that strikeforce is happy, the fight was important. Fedor's contract has 2 more fights, the next one will probably be in early spring, possibly in march. The opponent? That's Vadim's field. We don't know it yet, when we find out we will start training for him. That's about it.

Thank you vladimir Mihailich, congrats with the victory, you, alexander vasilich' and fedor! 

Thanks Igor and tmr

 Voted up again Igor...

Thank you so much brother, you are the best poster of '09!<!--Session data-->



 There we go, that's all of it.

No biased translating or anything like that, i think there might be one or two words that aren't perfectly translated because i'm tired and the exact ones couldn't come to mind, either way the message is exactly the same, unaltered.

War fedor! War Igor!

 Great job tmr! Thank you! Vote UP!

Igor's posts have greatly increased my UG enjoyment over the past months.

Thanks, Igor.

cweatapeach - Igor's posts have greatly increased my UG enjoyment over the past months.

Thanks, Igor.

 Agreed, everyday there's some sort of new info about fedor or fedor's camp. Igor's an integral part of the UG.

both of you voted up, thanks Igor and tmr

Thanks Igor!!!

cweatapeach - Igor's posts have greatly increased my UG enjoyment over the past months.

Thanks, Igor.

Very true!




Great post! Thank you TSGIGOR!

I enjoyed his impressions a lot. I think he has a really good grasp of how fans feel too. Yes, we think Fedor is classy. :)

I liked his comment about 3 months rest. A lot of fighters gain professional level skill, then only want to train to prepare for a fight. Fedor trains all the time. Since he is always ready, he can fight at every opportunity, but he trains regardless. This is one reason he is great.

Thanks again!

 Thanks Igor! Good post as always.

 both of you voted up, thanks Igor and tmr

thanks, would vote you up if i could =)