The MMA community pays tribute to Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko following his shocking 35-second knockout loss to Ryan Bader in the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix final on Saturday night.
Ryan Bader says he was honored to be part of Fedor's story and for him to be part of his. Fedor has nothing to be ashamed of. Doesn't change his legacy at all. #Bellator214
— Brian Martin (@TheBMartin) January 27, 2019
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 27, 2019
It’s sad to see a legend lose like this. Always a fan. Fedor is the greatest ever no matter what happened. #Bellator214
— Patricky Freire (@PatrickyPitbull) January 27, 2019
— esther lin (@allelbows) January 27, 2019
Fedor's a legend and will always be, this doesn't take anything away from his legacy. The GOAT. We love you. #Bellator214
— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) January 27, 2019
— A1 Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) January 27, 2019
I just dont understand how Fedor didnt see the left hook coming it all seemed too easy. Nonetheless, what a huge legacy, tremendous respect to him and an awesome career. Nothing left to prove at this point, greatest heavyweight MMA fighter ever.
— J Rosevelt #PourItUp (@JRosevelt) January 27, 2019
Ryan Bader is arguably the best fighter in Bellator, period.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) January 27, 2019
Even though I knew Ryan Bader had this fight … I never expected it to end this way! wow pic.twitter.com/yleFVu4s4q
— Merab Dvalishvili (@MerabDvalishvil) January 27, 2019
“What else is there to do?” @ryanbader wonders after beating Fedor and possessing two belts…
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) January 27, 2019
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) January 27, 2019
Wow @ryanbader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 , I am legit sad to see the last emperor go out like that , but Bader’s run in Bellator has been nothing short of incredible. This guy is killing shit , way to rep America.
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) January 27, 2019