Former heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will be the guest on this Friday’s edition of “The Voice Versus” with Michael Schiavello.

The hour-long episode airs on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET and features Emelianenko opening up about his MMA career, recent issues in the Ukraine and his relationships with both Vladimir Putin and UFC president Dana White.

Emelianenko never competed in the UFC, but held the PRIDE, RINGS and WAMMA heavyweight titles, along with numerous crowns won in Sambo. He finished his MMA career with a record of 34-4 that includes three straight wins and previous victories over the likes of Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia, Mark Hunt, Mark Coleman and Mirko CroCop.

Below is a clip from the interview in which Fedor discusses Russia’s involvement with the Ukraine: