Russian MMA fighter Alexander Shlemenko has concluded that he does not plan to end his career. The veteran said he intends to return to the octagon in the near future and hold the next fight.

“Now I am getting ready, me and my guys. At the beginning of May I will fight, I cannot say yet where and with whom. If the fight does not take place in May, then I will fight one hundred percent in July, in Omsk, to my promotion.

Nikulin announced his desire to fight with Shlemenko

Thinking of ending your career? Of course not. Why? I feel good, I’m training,” Shlemenko said as quoted by Match TV.

Shlemenko in the last three fights suffered two defeats and ended one fight in a draw. Alexander has 61 wins, 15 losses and one draw in his career. Another fight was declared invalid.