Re: So what's up with Fedor?
I've posted this on another forum before:
Problem is, he won't change. Never.
He's been training with the same group of people in the same way for years. Even after the Werdum loss he went back and did the same thing for the Silva fight. The problem is that it worked for him for so long because he busted his arse and trained as hard as he could as often as he could.
It's been noticeable since the Arlovski fight that he's just not as motivated as he once was. I don't think he's in it mentally any more and now that the physical part is catching up to him I just don't think he can keep up.
He's only 34 but some guys just get older sooner. He's been punishing his body for years, and it's only a matter of time before that takes it's toll. Jens Pulver, Pedro Rizzo, Big Nog are all guys in their mid 30s, but they all look 50 and their bodies are ****ed. Fedor might just be one more guy on that list.