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Emelianenko ready to cement his stature

Fedor Emelianenko just might be the best fighter in the world, but he's still relatively unknown to mainstream fans.

Originally Published: July 19, 2008
By Tim Leidecker | Sherdog.com

When Michael Jordan first retired from professional basketball in 1993, he was a three-time NBA champion and a three-time league MVP. He returned a year and a half later to lead the Chicago Bulls to a second three-peat, and that's when he became a legend, indisputably regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time.

What helped define "His Airness," though, were his legendary rivalries with the Detroit Pistons, the New York Knicks and individual players like Dominique Wilkins.

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