Fedor looks down because he is humble!
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!
Last edited by MarcV; 08-25-2009 at 11:01 AM.
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