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Old 05-19-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default The End of the Greatest - FEDOR

By Daniel Fletcher

Fedor Emelianenko will retire from Mixed Martial Arts.

Coming ten years ago to the week (almost to the day) after Naseem Hamed’s retirement, I hereby dub this particular stanza in May “The Black Week of Combat Sports“. Fedor’s career culminating will be an emotional time, as he is one of those rare fighters you follow as a person, look up to, even idolise. I can’t possibly eulogise his in-ring career any better than I did so controversially two years ago, when Zuffa and Dana White intensified their smear campaign on what should be the greatest fighting legacy in combat sports outside of Sugar Ray Robinson. So here it is, albeit edited to be less obnoxious; an objective, truthful, unbiased and unflinching account of what Fedor Emelianenko was and is to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, and the laughable, preposterous notion that he ever ‘ducked’ the UFC or was in any way inferior or even on par with any of the UFC stars that he supposedly avoided… and it goes as follows; [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Is he still gonna KO Rizzo first before he retires?
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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Wow didn't see this coming. Its not confirmed elsewhere though.. yet? Either way Fedor's been a great ambassador for the sport. Its a shame we won't see another heavy like him for a long time. If ever.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
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Wow didn't see this coming. Its not confirmed elsewhere though.. yet? Either way Fedor's been a great ambassador for the sport. Its a shame we won't see another heavy like him for a long time. If ever.
It's all over the Russian press..
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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Better late than never but i guess he wanted to go out on a winning streak
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #6
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Mma g.o.a.t
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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He was the best.
Lots of luck in his new endeavor.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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Is he still gonna KO Rizzo first before he retires?

I googled after reading parts of this thread and it appears the answer is yes.

BTW, from what I read his decision wasn't definate, he was only toying with the idea. I recall when he lost to Silva he was also considering retiring so who really knows what his intentions are.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #9
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Mma g.o.a.t
agreed
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #10
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Well, that kinda sux honestly....

I know he doesn't need it, but I was still hoping to see him fight at competitive level !

Maybe a rematch with Big Foot and Werdum... !
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Well, that kinda sux honestly....

I know he doesn't need it, but I was still hoping to see him fight at competitive level !

Maybe a rematch with Big Foot and Werdum... !
Keep the faith.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
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Keep the faith.


That maybe the only thing for wich I have faith... !

People can say what they want, I know Fedor doesn<t need the UFC....BUT....**** it would be great !!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #13
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A fraud with a glass jaw that made his name by beating up Big Nog twice(I guess Mir must be a GOAT candidate too) and fighting in an era where there were **** all quality strikers in the heavyweight division.

How the **** does that make you the GOAT?

He wouldn't dare seek a rematch with Bigfoot or Werdum or Hendo.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #14
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and fighting in an era where there were **** all quality strikers in the heavyweight division.
Well done, you are now officially the biggest moron on the forum

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Old 05-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #15
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He has been for a long time... !
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