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Old 08-25-2009, 04:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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We have a Russian wrestling instructor that has the same stoic look before we start classes.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Fedor is a very religious man. Notice he never, ever gets in anyone's face and is exceedingly respectful. Often after a submission, he helps his opponent up. I think he prays before the fight, perhaps at the stare down.

I think his simplicity is more than simply being Russian. I think he is truly a humble man. I believe that he did not join the UFC because he doesn't need or want the money; he just wants to fight to provide for his family; UFC is too flashy for him; he NEVER said he is the best in the world and seems embarrassed when asked about it.

I wish more pro athletes were like Fedor. He is a monster fighter, but a gentleman. He is not all about glorifying himself and doesn't care what people think about him. What a releif it is to see an athlete like this.

Would I LOVE to see him fight in the UFC? Absolutely! Do I respect the guy because he does what he wants and what he thinks is best for him? Yup! Dana thinks that simply because he throws lots of money at someone, that someone has an obligation to join the UFC. I don't think money motivates Fedor and Dana (and many MMA) fans cannot handle that.

I think he is a model athlete and a truly humble man. Very refreshing!
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I respect Fedor alot for his class and the way he treats his opponents. I have noticed that when the fight is over he stops immediately, and he never says bad things about the other fighters. I wonder with all the things brock says, if possibly Brock can get under his skin in a hopefully future matchup... that would be interesting.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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hey man, great quote, thanks.

i tried googling it, but couldn't find where it comes from?

any idea?

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...Thx man. I took the time to write it down from the Affliction pre-fight interview. Sounds like a goofy thing to do but I just wanted to post it from the horses mouth...
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He is probably thinking "man, i swear im gonna start doing crunches before my next fight, i really mean it this time". Or not.
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What does this mean?

Anyway, yah the Klits are genetically Ukrainian, but they were raised and trained in the Soviet era.

The Klits and Fedor seem really similar in almost everything, except Fedor looks at his feet and the Klits do the stare down.
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If he stared right into there eyes they might run out of the ring crying. I would
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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This is really a good post and very accurate in describing Russian people in general...

I have 4 brokers that are Russian and they are all the same way....very stoic and serious and everything they do is very calculated.....

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I mostly work with Ukrainians and Russians. There's just something about their ethnicity that has a kind of calm to it. Maybe it's the cold or the century or so under the iron curtain of the USSR.

Good people though. Always enjoy a chess match with them!
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:27 PM   #29 (permalink)
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correct me if i'm wrong but aren't the klitschko bros ukrainian and not russian?? there is a big difference
Yes, they're both Ukrainian. But I think my Ukrainian friends like to over-state their differences with the Russians.

I remember going to my best friend's house for a dinner one time and hearing an hour long speech about the difference between the Ukrainian language and the Russian language.

Then again, you do have a point about the loudness. Ukrainians are more extroverted, I think.

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Fedor is a very religious man. Notice he never, ever gets in anyone's face and is exceedingly respectful. Often after a submission, he helps his opponent up. I think he prays before the fight, perhaps at the stare down.

I think his simplicity is more than simply being Russian. I think he is truly a humble man. I believe that he did not join the UFC because he doesn't need or want the money; he just wants to fight to provide for his family; UFC is too flashy for him; he NEVER said he is the best in the world and seems embarrassed when asked about it.

I wish more pro athletes were like Fedor. He is a monster fighter, but a gentleman. He is not all about glorifying himself and doesn't care what people think about him. What a releif it is to see an athlete like this.

Would I LOVE to see him fight in the UFC? Absolutely! Do I respect the guy because he does what he wants and what he thinks is best for him? Yup! Dana thinks that simply because he throws lots of money at someone, that someone has an obligation to join the UFC. I don't think money motivates Fedor and Dana (and many MMA) fans cannot handle that.

I think he is a model athlete and a truly humble man. Very refreshing!
This is true too - but also of many Russians in general. Religion has become a bigger thing in today's Russia. Partially to help them deal with the tragedies that they've seen over the past century and partially as a cultural thing to show how much they reject the communist past.

I remember seeing that Coleman v. Fedor fight and thinking after how upset Coleman was - almost in tears - and then seeing Fedor help him up with the belt on. That made me really like Fedor because if it were me who lost, I would have done the same thing as Coleman.

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Maybe there's like a wart or somthin on his toe he is looking at????

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