I reviewed the fight a second time before writing this. Fedor had a ton of missed opportunities especially in the end. Punches that narrowly missed Hendo's head by inches. This is the same "killer" in pride. Got me thinking...most Pride fighters fought with instincts; Fedor, Shogun, Wand, Mirko, etc. None of em really ever implemented a game plan other than maybe Big Nog (take down then submission.) AT LEAST Fedor still fights the same way and for us fans puts on a show. No feeling out process, no waiting, no hesitation, kill or be killed.
What he left behind is the BLUEPRINT to becoming a champion and even more important to stay as one for the better part of the decade. Stoic, poised, and fearless. These are the traits that he represents.
Suppose like all emperors before em...
All things must come to an end, even for the immortals.