Originally Posted by Villian
Admit it or not Fedor is getting older, slower and sloppier every single day. I still expect a good fight from him but Brett is a legitimate threat and you fans need to realize that.
One sloppy round against Arlovski and you think that Fedor isn't good enough anymore. Without seeing what Fedor performed like in the later rounds of that fight there is no way of saying he has become slower and 'sloppier'. Fedor has performed well up until now and you can't start slating him based on one round of a fight which he still won.
I know as well as anybody else that good champions sometimes analyse their opponent before charging at them and thats all I saw in the first round between AA and Fedor. Fedor realised the threat that was AA's boxing and so was looking for a weak point. He found that in AA getting too agressive and attempting a flying knee when Fedor wasn't rocked or in trouble.
I can accept that eventually Fedor will lose because age makes a fighter worse but I have seen no indication that Fedor is showing this yet. Brett Rogers does have the punch power to potentialy knock out Fedor but I think this will be a long fight for Brett Rogers because Fedor wont give him room to breathe.
You have got to take into accordance that Fedor is experienced and is a strong wrestler and judo practitioner so will have Brett on his back for the entirity of the fight. This match wont go the distance as Fedor will outwork Brett on the floor and destroy Brett's false self belief.