- Currently this fight is having its contract worked out by Strikeforce and M1 to take place in July at an unconfirmed weight class. As a Pride fan, I love this matchup. Both fighters throw haymakers that could kill a man and both are equipped for a ground battle should it come down to it. No BJJ in this match, should be pure standup.
That being said, there’s a lot of talk about Fedor retiring after his last two fights which he lost by a Triangle to Verdum and a TKO by Antonio Silva. Lately I’ve been trolling some threads where basically everyone has been discrediting Fedor and dismissing him as washed up and over rated. I’m not sure where these people get off calling the greatest heavyweight in MMA history “over rated” but its kind of a knock on ignorant American fans that probably didn’t even follow Pride at any point or see any of his fights. Its easy to erroneously state he fought no name guys in Pride, but statistically, a lot of these kids running their mouths didn’t even watch Pride back then as they were still being weened off WWF and suckling the teet of TUF and UFC by Chuck Liddell and Ortiz vs Shamrock rematches.
A lot of arguments I read present valid points on both sides, but the Fedor haters are forgetting one thing: Read the rest of this entry »