Fedor Emelianenko Honors Dead Father Figure Vladimir Mikhailovich Voronov

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Tragedy has struck both Fedor Emelianenko and the MMA world as Emelianenko’s coach Vladimir Mikhailovich Voronov, has passed away at the age of 55.

Emelianenko would take to Instagram to reveal the news, while also paying tribute to his longtime coach and father figure:

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Умер мой тренер Владимир Михайлович Воронов. ⠀ С самого детства Владимир Михайлович был частью семьи, требовательным наставником. Он всегда был рядом в тяжёлые и счастливые моменты моей жизни. ⠀ Владимир Михайлович был не только тренером, но и отцом для многих спортсменов. Он вырастил чемпионов, сильных духом, верил в молодых ребят и помогал найти им свою дорогу в жизни. ⠀ Прошу ваших молитв о новопреставленном Владимире. Мои самые искренние соболезнования родным и близким Владимира Михайловича.

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Simon Head of MMA Junkie provided the following translation of what Emelianenko wrote on Instagram:

“My coach Vladimir Mikhailovich Voronov has died. From childhood, Vladimir Mikhailovich was part of the family, a demanding mentor. He was always there in difficult and happy moments of my life. Vladimir Mikhailovich was not only a coach, but also a father to many athletes. He raised champions, strong in spirit, believed in young guys and helped them find their way in life. I ask for your prayers for the newly departed Vladimir. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Vladimir Mikhailovich.”

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