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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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Cung Le defeats Frank Shamrock…

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…and is new EliteXC/Strikeforce middleweight champion. Le put on a crazy display of all types of kicks from his arsenal, keeping Shamrock at bay with front kicks pretty much the whole fight. Shamrock caught him once with a huge overhand right and staggered Le in 3rd round. I actually thought that was the beginning of the end for Cung Le. But less than a minute after getting his legs buckled, Le caught him with a huge kick that snapped Frank’s wrist and put an end to the former champ’s reign at the top of the middleweight division, as he couldn’t answer the bell for the 4th round. Big mistake for Shamrock to try and not get it to the ground. For some reason, he wanted to show the fans he could stand with Cung Le. Bad idea. Now at 35, his arm is going to require surgery before he gets back in the cage. Hope he returns soon because he’s one of the most exciting fighters in MMA. Congratulations to Cung Le. I linked the video to the pic above so check it out before it’s removed.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2008 in Author, MMA, TNell

 

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