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Old 02-16-2011, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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5 Reasons Why Fedor Should Keep on Fighting

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/6...-keep-fighting

Honestly, I think he should consider retirement now. It just happened that this is one of the topics that gladly chose, among other choices. Anyway, just for the sake of discussion, just for the hell of it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If he keeps fighting he's gonna go the way of Rich Franklin.

Franklin also fought quite a few bums...had a padded 22-1 record.

6-5 since...now wants to retire. Bet you if Rich had kept winning sans Anderson and was 31-3 he'd still be fighting.

Oh wait...hah...what a coincidence, same rec as Fedor...
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If he keeps fighting he's gonna go the way of Rich Franklin.

Franklin also fought quite a few bums...had a padded 22-1 record.

6-5 since...now wants to retire. Bet you if Rich had kept winning sans Anderson and was 31-3 he'd still be fighting.

Oh wait...hah...what a coincidence, same rec as Fedor...
Fedor didn't fight bums nublit.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The fact that Fedor managed to get out of that deep choke from a man who outweighed him by 50 pounds, which is something I've never seen anyone do, and then afterward was actually trying to sub him is proof enough that Fedor should not retire. Despite being dominated for that whole second round, I'd still say that was one of Fedor's most impressive performances.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Fedor has spent far too long not fighting against the top guys.

It's impossible to stay at the peak of your abilities when you are not forced to push yourself against the elite opponents.

He has not had a fight against a TOP guy since Pride folder, to say he has is straw clutching. He really should have gone to the UFC, but regardless his legacy was made in Pride and he really has nothing to prove.

Age and relative inactivity (at least against top contenders) will take its toll on anyone.

You can write off his loss to Werdum because he knocked him down and was basically caught in a submission from it (Lesnar was caught by Mir while dominating him) but he was man handled by Antonio Silva.

He hasn't looked impressive for a while, was struggling against Arlovski until he found a knockout blow (similar story with Rogers) and these are what the americans call 'cans'.

Fedor can still come back, of course he can but you have to wonder if he has the desire to at his age and having already cemented his legacy many years ago in Pride.

UFC is a challenge worth taking for him, but I just don't see that ever happening now so what else? he is on a 2 loss streak maybe he could fight the winner of this heavyweight tournement (but having lost a 1/4 convincingly does he really deserve the shot CURRENTLY?)

I think he needs to fight Overeem, this is what people wanna see in Strikeforce for both fighters its a pretty defining match up. If Overeem is to ever lay claim to being the best in the world now he would have to beat Fedor and if Fedor wants to prove he is still the best he needs to beat Overeem.

After the heavyweight tournement is done, Overeem/Fedor is the only real fight of interest left (unless for example Silva makes a name for himself as it progresses)
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Fedor has spent far too long not fighting against the top guys.

It's impossible to stay at the peak of your abilities when you are not forced to push yourself against the elite opponents.

He has not had a fight against a TOP guy since Pride folder, to say he has is straw clutching. He really should have gone to the UFC, but regardless his legacy was made in Pride and he really has nothing to prove.

Age and relative inactivity (at least against top contenders) will take its toll on anyone.

You can write off his loss to Werdum because he knocked him down and was basically caught in a submission from it (Lesnar was caught by Mir while dominating him) but he was man handled by Antonio Silva.

He hasn't looked impressive for a while, was struggling against Arlovski until he found a knockout blow (similar story with Rogers) and these are what the americans call 'cans'.

Fedor can still come back, of course he can but you have to wonder if he has the desire to at his age and having already cemented his legacy many years ago in Pride.

UFC is a challenge worth taking for him, but I just don't see that ever happening now so what else? he is on a 2 loss streak maybe he could fight the winner of this heavyweight tournement (but having lost a 1/4 convincingly does he really deserve the shot CURRENTLY?)

I think he needs to fight Overeem, this is what people wanna see in Strikeforce for both fighters its a pretty defining match up. If Overeem is to ever lay claim to being the best in the world now he would have to beat Fedor and if Fedor wants to prove he is still the best he needs to beat Overeem.

After the heavyweight tournement is done, Overeem/Fedor is the only real fight of interest left (unless for example Silva makes a name for himself as it progresses)
Fedor has already been offered the loser of Alistair and Werdum and that fight is borderline official at this point.
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Fedor has already been offered the loser of Alistair and Werdum and that fight is borderline official at this point.
Fedor should be fighting somebody on the level of Lavar Johnson in his next fight to build his confidence back up as a tuneup fight. I think Werdum or Overeem will spell 3 losses in a row. Could SF cut him with 3 straight losses?
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Fedor should be fighting somebody on the level of Lavar Johnson in his next fight to build his confidence back up as a tuneup fight. I think Werdum or Overeem will spell 3 losses in a row. Could SF cut him with 3 straight losses?
No. Fedor is the only symbolic trump card SF has over the UFC. Even with 3 losses, as long as Fedor chooses to continue fighting people will watch. I think Fedor will receive grace up to 4-5 losses before even his most hardcore fans actually begin doubting him, granted his losses come in the form of Werdum, Overeem level fighters. Fedor's legacy and clout is strong enough to grant him a good margin of grace, imho.
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Best case scenario for Fedor is a Overeem win I feel, I would make him favourite to beat Werdum in a rematch (certainly seems an easier match up than Overeem currently) and it would also avenge one of his losses and he could use his notoriety on the back of one win to be given a title shot against Overeem quite easily I would think (because he is Fedor)

Title shot if he wins great if he loses time to admit you had your day and pass the touch to the new generation.

He's too old and established to bother fighting 'warm up fights' jump straight back on the horse, beat Werdum (assuming Overeem wins) and then get a title shot (unless the heavyweight competition renders this impossible time wise as Overeem would have other commitments)
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If he keeps fighting he's gonna go the way of Rich Franklin.

Franklin also fought quite a few bums...had a padded 22-1 record.

6-5 since...now wants to retire. Bet you if Rich had kept winning sans Anderson and was 31-3 he'd still be fighting.

Oh wait...hah...what a coincidence, same rec as Fedor...
just because you didnt watch MMA back then doesnt mean rich was fighting nobodies. Fulton, Eastman, Machida, Machida, Riveria, Lousiaseu and even Shamrock were all very legit when Rich fought them.


Now he goes on a fighting legends tour, Hendo, Silva, Chuck, Forrest and Belfort and you crap on him for it??

he not too long ago beat Hamill who has a monster fight for possible title implications vs Rampage and is on a 5 fight win streak himself.

Sprinkle in wins over number 1 contender Okami and former title contender Lutter and your post has a healthy dose of WTF you talking about??


padded...... dude is 28-6 and his only losses are literally to legends of the sport, your room should be padded if you believe that crap you spewed.
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