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this is fedor making excuses. I am a fedor fan but Sambo is mor ethen a hobby to him and through his interviews and through many things I have read and researched about fedor Sambo was number one mma was number 2. This statement made by fedor is almost trying to take away from the other guy that beat him saying eh its just a hobby.
What you don't seem to understand is that UFC is not MMA. Fedor IS doing MMA still- he's just doing it with organizations that WONT force him give up Sambo. Open up your eyes, there is a whole world out there that doesn't think MMA revolves around the UFC and america. Just because fedor is not willing to give up Sambo for the UFC doesn't mean MMA is not his career.

Also, as has been said many times already, that is a translation we are reading- you don't know what nuances are being lost there, he might not really mean exactly what english-speakers mean when they say hobby, there may not be an english equivalent word for what he means. keep that in mind.

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to the guy that said he would not quit his hobby for a job. what if your new job paid a you a million dollars to quit your hobby and that is just for starters.
I was that guy, and no, I probably wouldn't. Yes that's a lot of money but if I was in Fedor's shoes and had plenty of money, why give up my favorite hobby, which I am nationally renowned for, for a few more bucks?

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What you don't seem to understand is that UFC is not MMA. Fedor IS doing MMA still- he's just doing it with organizations that WONT force him give up Sambo. Open up your eyes, there is a whole world out there that doesn't think MMA revolves around the UFC and america. Just because fedor is not willing to give up Sambo for the UFC doesn't mean MMA is not his career.

Also, as has been said many times already, that is a translation we are reading- you don't know what nuances are being lost there, he might not really mean exactly what english-speakers mean when they say hobby, there may not be an english equivalent word for what he means. keep that in mind.



I was that guy, and no, I probably wouldn't. Yes that's a lot of money but if I was in Fedor's shoes and had plenty of money, why give up my favorite hobby, which I am nationally renowned for, for a few more bucks?
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What the hell? How did jasvll get banned?
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What the hell? How did jasvll get banned?
i think its a regularly scheduled thing every six months or so. he'll probably be unbanned tomorrow

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i think its a regularly scheduled thing every six months or so. he'll probably be unbanned tomorrow
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I think it's important to keep in mind that there may be translation issues here, particularly with "hobby".
hobby is a same word in Russian...
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From the video I saw of it Fedor didn't look to involved like he was just going thru the motions.
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hobby is a same word in Russian...
Like HexRei said, which I alluded to, certain words don't exist in certain languages, there aren't always direct equivalents which results in paraphrasing translations.

Fedor's the most humble fighter in the world, I really doubt that he would discredit someone's victory by referring to the sport he carried the Olympic torch for as a "hobby".
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What you don't seem to understand is that UFC is not MMA.
What! did you not understand my post or are you just throwing this in there to try and sound smart. what in my statement that you quoted was I even talking about the ufc?

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Fedor IS doing MMA still- he's just doing it with organizations that WONT force him give up Sambo.
again not even close to what I was referring to at all even though the competition that has been put in font of fedor for years is suspect except for big tim.

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Open up your eyes, there is a whole world out there that doesn't think MMA revolves around the UFC and america.
hmmm...my eyes are pretty open but yours seam to only see what you want to see.

the ufc is maybe 5% of mma and martial arts that I watch and are into on a regular basis. and I unlike most did not even start with ufc for mma.


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Just because fedor is not willing to give up Sambo for the UFC doesn't mean MMA is not his career.
again not what I was talking about and I never mentioned the ufc at all you did. maybe it is you that is obsessed with the ufc and not me


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Also, as has been said many times already, that is a translation we are reading- you don't know what nuances are being lost there, he might not really mean exactly what english-speakers mean when they say hobby, there may not be an english equivalent word for what he means. keep that in mind.
first intelligent thing in your post to bad another member already posted it. but sense we are on that subject I really do hope that is the case for I am a big fedor fan and the statement as I perceived it is unlike him and is making me look at him in a little bit different light


"My opponent was European champion in combat sambo. But for me, sambo is a hobby." now you dont think the way that is stated people could take it that fedor is taking away from the guy that beat him. maybe fedor is a sore loser who are we to know the man never loses. Maybe this is a new side that we have been hidden from.



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that's fedor choice, but we all gotta make sacrifices for a job...
Why? He went to Affliction and is still getting top quality fights. Apparently it wasn't necessary.


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