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Fedor: Marriage, No Effect on My Focus

Marriage is a life-changing event, and tying the knot especially a month before a fight could be a considered a distraction, but Fedor Emelianenko insists that his recent marriage will have no effect on his focus coming into the fight, negative or positive.

"I don't think my marriage will affect anything in any way," Fedor told reporters Monday on a media call five days before his CBS main event fight against undefeated Brett Rogers.

Fedor married his girlfriend of three years, Marina, the first weekend of October in his hometown of Stary Oskol, Russia. Photos from wedding can be viewed here.

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is a notable fighter who got married three weeks before his UFC debut and lost to Forrest Griffin at UFC 76 in September 2007, though a knee injury contributed to the loss, according to Rua.

Rogers agreed on the call with Fedor, who was previously married in 1999 before separating in 2006, that the former PRIDE champion's experience both as a husband and fighter will allow for Fedor to properly prepare without a wrinkle.

"I doubt it. He's been a fighter for a long time," said Rogers, when asked if Fedor's marriage is a sign he might be taking the fight lightly. "As far as I'm concerned, this is not his first marriage. He's kind of a been there, done that kind of dude with that situation."

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