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If the 33-year-old Brazilian has his way, it will certainly come after he cleans up in the Bantamweight division in Asia's undisputed MMA house.
After a successful One FC debut in August 2012 against Gustavo Falciroli, the former DREAM Bantamweight and Featherweight champion is now set to sink his teeth deeper into the circuit when he fights Koetsu Okazaki for the Interim Bantamweight belt at Rise to Power in Manila on Friday.
Despite One FC's clout in the region, many observers in the West were perplexed by Fernandes' decision to sign for the Victor Cui led organisation when UFC were known to be also in the picture.
Fernandes has never shied away from the decision, he openly admits the lucrative offer from One FC provided him and his family better financial stability than what UFC put on the table.
And once his time with the Asian MMA phenomenon is up, the Brazilian is looking forward to retirement and enjoying the rewards with his family.
"I live in Vancouver, Canada now with my wife and kids. I will happily retire there when I am done with One FC," Fernandes told FOX Sports.
He added: "I do everything for my family and for god. My wife and children are the most important people to me in my life and I try my best to provide a good life for them."
"I am blessed by god and I am very thankful for what I have been given."
But before he can think about life outside the cage, Fernandes has to take care of business in One FC.
Friday's bout with Okazaki, a former Shooto World Featherweight Champion, should be an interesting affair against an opponent described by One FC as a "tenacious competitor" with an 8-2-1 record.
"I know some things about him, I've watched him compete before," Fernandes said.
"I do not like to try to find my opponent's weakness. At this level, everybody is good everywhere. I just need to make sure I'm better than him everywhere and I will win the fight."
"I have a good gym in Canada, and then I complete my training camp with the guys at AMC Pankration. It has done well for me so far and I just need to continue.
"I put everything into training so I am always learning new things every single training camp."
One FC's current Bantamweight World Champion is Soo Chul Kim but the Korean is still recovering from a shoulder injury.