This is an excerpt from a recent interview with Fedor. I actually found it inspirational.
Note: this is really how Fedor talks. He says "we'll keep training in the same regimen" instead of saying "we'll keep doing the same thing" and "I have no such intentions" instead of "I don't think so".
He also calls his brother Aleksander San'a a couple of times. This is an equivalent of calling Michael Mikey - I left it in because I think it tells you a bit more about their relationship.
Here it goes:
Q: You just returned from your second training camp in the Mount Elbrus region. Tell us about your training, results, and accomplishments.
A: We trained on the altitude of 2,200 meters (about 7,200 feet). We've completed the main part of our regimen, which was endurance training. Now we need to keep training in the same regimen for two more weeks, and then we'll start preparing for the competition. A positive result of active coaching work was that I lost some weight. It's now at 103 kg (227 lb), but visually it seems that this number is a bit high..
Q: Well, are you considering entering a different weight bracket?
A: Oh no (laughs), I have no such intentions.
Q: In November, your brother competed in PRIDE tournament in Holland. Tell us about his match.
A: The match was unsuccessful for my brother: Aleksander lost to Fabricio Werdum. According to the coach, he fought the match recklessly: he did everything he should not have done, every single thing we warned him about.. San'a probably started really believing in himself too early. It seems he's got the 'star desease' - he thinks he is a great fighter, he stopped training properly (we have not been working together for over six months now), and now he lost the second time this season.
Q: Do you see a way for this situation to improve? Is there a way you can help your bother to fix his career? Only recently he was defeating his opponents in minutes, if not seconds. Analysts were saying that winning was a family tradition for Emelianenko brothers..
A: Frankly speaking, I have no desire to intervene in my brothers business. He is an adult, and he can decide for himself which road to follow.
Q: Maybe you are right. Sometimes people ask for help and advice, and later blame those who tried to help them for their failures.
A: Yes, we had a situation where after the fight with Josh Barnett Aleksander partially blamed me. Even though out of all the advice I gave him he did not take a single thing to heart. This was a good lesson for me, and now I have no intention to intervene.
Q: What are the chances of seeing your youngest brother Ivan in the ring?
A: Ivan will soon compete in a combat sambo tournament. He often goes to training camps with us, including the most recent camp in the Mount Elbrus region, but I don't think there is any sense in putting him even in the preliminary ranking matches in PRIDE. He is not ready for competition at that level yet. Sometimes he unfortunately gets in this phase.. sometimes he trains really hard, with dedication and desire, and sometimes he is just doing it half-heartedly. He probably thinks that one can achieve great results training only from time to time.. He has the same problem as Aleksander. If San'a trained with more dedication, he could have been a contender for the title for a long time - at least he would definitely be breathing down my neck. But since he trains only before the fights, he gets these unfortunate losses.
Q: Who is Aleksander training with now?
A: Before the last PRIDE tournament Aleksander went to train in Holland. Considering the fact that Fabricio Werdum is a very knowledgeable, very serious fighter, Aleksander needed a good sparring partner. And in Holland he simply had no one to grapple with. Even though the coaches offered him several times to come to our camp, he refused, thinking that he'll be better off in Holland. Well, we see the result.