-NOW YOU SLEEP-
Any of you going to this event?
I was telling a friend this last night. Fedor has been "done" and Bader is in his prime. I'm glad Fedor never came to the UFC. At this point in Bellator, I'm sure Cheick Kongo, Cro Cop, Rampage, Minakov and Volkov would all beat Fedor as well. As for Bader...Wouldn't a fight with DC be super sick right now? Too bad.The fact of the matter is Bader is at the top of his game and the Last Emperor fought two guys who were also old men in athletic terms and had lost more of their skills overtime.
No. I think he could have done it in his prime and even be successful (at least before Jon Jones became champ), but he apparently wanted first clean house at MW and wouldn't fight his friend Machida (and maybe also not Shogun, friend from Chute Box days). Now, with his age, he does have the speed/reflex advantages anymore or at least at LHW they probably wouldn't be significant enough. But at HW they would. Outside of Cormier (who will retire in a couple of months) and Velasquez (who nobody knows how he will perform after being out for so long with injuries), noone at HW really has that wrestle threat against Silva and they are really much slower so Silva probably could snipe them down like sitting ducks.Isn't light heavyweight probably the more logical step upwards?