I think what is happening here is that MMA is starting to get past Fedor. We heard this story many times before. Men who were once dominant start to look less imposing. Best example would be Matt Hughes.
remember when he was the most dominant WW in the world. Now he is nowhere in the picture. Same with Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva. One day it will probably happen to Anderson Silva and GSP.
Matt Hughes was a different case. He just lived out the lifespan of his career and passed on the torch to the next great p4p fighter in GSP. Any losses afterward were mainly just the result of him being 400 years old.
Chuck was also a different case, he met his foil in Rampage. A guy who could consistently beat him in his prime. After the devastating KO, Chuck just couldn't come back from it given his age and it ruined his chin.
Fedor's fall from grace is more similar to Takanori Gomi's more than anyone else.
Last edited by Roflcopter; 07-31-2011 at 10:03 PM.