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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson…

Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko

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 »

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Entertainment, Mazz, MMA, Random Cool Shit

 

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“Fell from Top 10 to not mentioned at all”

Fedor Emelianenko…  Gonna be 35 this year.  Hasn’t won a fight since November of 2009.  Pretty sad actually.  It’s like 2004 Roy Jones all over again.  Dare I say Chuck Liddell vol. 2?  I can’t think of another athlete who has gone from being perceived as invincible and one of the greatest fighters of all-time to potentially never competing again in the span of a little over a year.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in MMA, TNell

 

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Affliction: Banned – July 19th

The card is all set for the July 19th Affliction MMA event in Anaheim. It’s actually a pretty legit lineup of past and current star fighters. Anderson Silva debuts at 205 the same night on Spike TV against James Irvin. I’m planning on DVR’ing the Spike event and checking out this Affliction live PPV. Apparently some of the undercard bouts will be aired on FSN prior to the Pay-per-View. Click the banner for more details. My picks in bold:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo
Ben Rothwell vs. Andrei Arlovski
Fabio Negao vs. Matt Lindland
Matt Whitehead vs. Babalu
Aleksander Emelianenko
vs. Paul Buentello
Antonio Nogueira vs. Vernon White
Vitor Belfort vs. Terry Martin

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2008 in Author, MMA, TNell

 

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Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia…

Word from various MMA sites including Sherdo, MMAjunkie, and Yahoo! Sports is that former UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia and former PRIDE heavyweight champ have agreed to fight in July. It has been reported that the event will probably be promoted by Affliction in partnership with HDNet Fights. We’ll finally get a chance to see Fedor in the limelight once again. I personally see Fedor pulling an early sub, although it wouldn’t be a stretch of mind to predict a Tim Sylvia decision if his takedown defense is top notch and the 3-round fight plays out like a boring boxing match (see Sylvia vs. Arlovski III). Don’t put your money on it though. Check back for updates.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2008 in Author, MMA, TNell

 

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