Originally Posted by benn
just sayin that fedor is only human.
he is a true champ.
with mma anything could happen.
sylvia has the potential to win the fight.
like i said, i tink fedor would come out on top.
but you never know
I hear that. However the day I saw Kevin Randleman pick Fedor up and suplex him, driving ~450 lbs on the back of Fedor's neck and head, with enough force that it should have paralyzed most men or at least knock them out (springy mat or no mat) and it didn't even stun Fedor. In fact just moments later he handed Kevin his ass. That was the day I went from thinking Fedor was the best fighter in the world to believing he is invincible.
I've seen Fedor take appart a tall lanky dude (Semmy).
I've seen him make a mockery on the ground of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who is as good a Jiu-Jitsu guy on the ground as you will find (except perhaps Lister and Verdun?), repeatedly.
I've seen him strike with and pressure CroCop, who is as good a striker as you will find in MMA, and completely take him out of his game plan.
I've seen him work off his back against "The Hammer", who is still a great wrestler and freakishly strong, and throw on a beautiful submission with scary agility and quickness for a man his size (or any size for that matter).
Generally I agree with the rules like "Anyone can be beat". But there are certain special individuals that in my mind defy those rules until proven otherwise. Case in point:
"Anyone can be knocked out." - I will never believe that about Mark Hunt until someone actually does it.
"Anyone can be beat." - I will never believe that about Fedor until someone actually does it.
The great part is that this New Years we will get to see Fedor take the ultimate chin test (if he decides to keep it on the feet for a while). If he survives the Hunt chin test, he officially joins Hunt in the first club in my book.