April 29th, Fedor Emelianenko took on Shinya Aoki in a exhibition grappling match in Japan.
May 4, 2009 at 4:33 am
That was cool. But went completely as expected. But a really fun and light-hearted show for the fans. Really nice.
May 4, 2009 at 5:10 am
that was fun to watch
May 4, 2009 at 6:13 am
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May 4, 2009 at 6:14 am
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May 4, 2009 at 6:59 am
Why do they keep reffering to that guy as the best light weight in the world? lol Every ranking has BJ on that list.
As for Fedor, reffering to him as the best HW is well and good but the best fighter period IS questionable. He still needs to come to the UFC cause there's no1 left for him outside.
May 4, 2009 at 7:18 am
fighting a lightweight… what a pussy…
May 4, 2009 at 7:56 am
what a great display of sportsmanship great fun for the fans and the fighters
May 4, 2009 at 8:28 am
fedor is one bad mofo!
May 4, 2009 at 9:00 am
Fedor no good fighter!
May 4, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Aoki displayed some sick technique like always, loved his last thrown.
May 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Now that type of grappling is fun to watch. All in good fun.
May 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm
Who does Fedor have to beat to be #1 then Oswald? the 3-1 Brock Lesnar???
May 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm
ya no shit oswald who do u think is better? i wish fedor could fight anderson so he could take anderson down and give him a lesson on jui jitsui just like he did to andersons jui jitsui teacher big nog multiple times.
May 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm
you guys are fuckin stupid to be arguing who is best at anything. you can't say fedor is best if he won't fight certain people. same for anderson silva. and dane, that's some of the most retarded crap ever. if fedor dropped the weight anderson could pick him apart no issue. same goes for if anderson gained that weight. think before you open your mouth.
May 4, 2009 at 7:47 pm
Real fun to watch
May 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm
Suppa doesnt realize that Anderson has to cut weight to dominate people. Fedor doesnt have to cut any weight but yet he still crushes people. He actual fights at his natural weight. Anderson walks around like 10-15 lbs lighter than fedor. And he cuts to middleweight throughout his training camp. Then you say he would whip Fedor. LOL Fedor has been wrecking dudes since back when Anderson was just above average in Pride and he wasnt anything special in pride either. Where as Fedor completly destryoed and is still UNBEATEN unless u wanna count the cut he got that made the doctor stop the fight. Plz know what ur talking about before you bad mouth The Last Emperor.
May 4, 2009 at 11:04 pm
I agree Steve! I'd love to see Fedor come to the UFC… take the HW belt then drop to LHW and fight the likes of Machida and Anderson silva… then and only then will people quit doubting him!
Personally being a Pride Fan since way back i Know how good Fedor is (Extremely Fast, top level Skills and very strong)
I think he's currently the Number 1… but, having said that – he should join the UFC asap.. cos guys like Shane Carwin & Lesnar are learning fast!!
May 5, 2009 at 11:01 am
Steve, you didn't seem to understand my post. I asked why they kept referring to Shinya Aoki as the #1 LW when most ranking have BJ on that spot and as for Fedor I said referring to him as the top HW as fine but the top fighter period is questionable and will always be argued. I still don't consider him P4P best cause he hasn't cleaned out his weight class unlike Anderson Silva has. Silva has to move up in weight to even get competition and there might not be a 205 fighter that can take him. We will see and your point about him cutting to make 185 while Fedor doesn't… what is your point? Silva's opponents also cut weight and Fedor's don't cut either! lol People make a big deal about Fedor's record more than anything but lets talk about other undefeated champs like Rashad… or possibly Machida. They do it in a top organization! I'm not saying Fedor can't…. but he won't.
May 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm
aoki just lost so he is definitely not the #1 lightweight in the world. fedor and anderson both dominate their weight classes. i dont see either guy being beat any time soon. anderson will have a great fight with gsp is he makes that happen. i dont know who would be a good matchup for fedor…he would kill brock.
May 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Oswald ur so bent on Fedor having to fight in the ufc to be the best. I asked who he would fight. Lesnar and then who in the ufc? I think he should fight Barnett and then go from there. Nobody in the HW division is close to being on the same level as fedor for the #1 ranking in the heavyweight division. Let brock run over everyone in the ufc like Fedor did the old pride then they should fight. You say Fedor doesnt do it in a top organization but I guess you dont know that Pride WAS A TOP ORGANIZATION. Thats where he built up his legacy. So he can and he did. Anyone he fights now isnt going to help his legacy. He could beat everyone and I wouldnt think anything more of him. He is the best IMO. I have seen him get slammed on his head and pull of an armbar seconds later. KO people through g&p and standing. I have seen him submit a 460 lb giant. Beat up Mirko in his prime. Destroy anyone who stepped in the ring with him and demolish Tim Sylvia in just 36 seconds. Hand Nig Nog his ass twice and KO AA at Arlovskis technical peak. The guy has done everything he could with what he has been given. Then people like you talk crap about him because he wants to compete in sambo which is huge in russia. Why dont Dana agree to have a superfight with him and put somebody against him? It goes both ways Oswald.I dont blame Fedor for not signing a contract that gives the ufc about every right you have in there control.
May 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm
Well said steve!
May 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Steve, guess what? Everybody wants to see Fedor fight in the UFC because besides Josh Barnett who's left on the outside?! If Fedor ran through people in a top organization in Pride then he should finish his legacy in the UFC! There's more then just Lesnar, a Couture fight would still be nice and even a fight with Mir. I honestly think they're some 205 fighters like Rampage that would give Fedor a tough fight. I think that you're still not grasping the fact that I never said he wasn't the top HW fighter, I said that the announcers shouldn't boldly call him the best fighter period when there are so many great MMA fighters in all weight classes… some also with perfect records. Why would Dana want to get Fedor for one fight instead of just signing him period? UFC is the top dogg with or without Fedor, that's just bad business if Fedor wins. Why wouldn't he want Fedor to win consistently in the UFC instead of just winning a single fight with them. Of course Affliction wants to co-promote with the UFC. Why would UFC want them other than Fedor then if he wins who else is there to fight outside UFC. Come on man, think about it. Affliction is done after there next PPV cause without Fedor they're nothing and Fedor without a credible opponent is also nothing. UFC is his only option unless he chooses to retire.
May 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm
I agree, Fedor with run through Barnett then he'll have no choice but to go to the ufc. I also don't consider him p4p best but think he's the best HW.
May 6, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Oswald a fight with couture? Are u kidding me? Thats a lose lose situation for fedor. Same could be said for fighting Mir. Whats beating a 45 yr old finishing out his career gonna do for the top ranked fighter? And what would it change if he fought Mir. You say the ufc doesnt need fedor. Well fedor doesnt need the ufc lol. Any true mma fan who has watched fights from back in the day to the present know just how dominant fedor has been. And of course the best fighter is questionable if your talking about different sizes and such but its pretty hard to argue him being the best fighter. You think Machida should be considered the best? He still has to win the belt and defend it before he can even be considered. And we all seen Rashad get a lucky draw with tito when he clearly lost 2 rounds. Then he in some ppls opinions should have dropped the split dec. to bisping. Not one fedor fight is even questionable on who was the winner. Im done rambling trying to defend fedor. Only the strictly UFC fans think he is overrated anyways.
May 7, 2009 at 6:50 am
Why, is Randy a lose, lose? Cause Randy just lost to Brock or are you afraid you wouldn't be able to worship your God after he faces somebody who has a good chance of beating him? Maybe Fedor doesn't need that UFC but every fan including you want to see him there so why not? Don't you sit there and tell me you don't either!
Are you judging Machida's skills based off of him not having a belt yet? Maybe the 205 division is so deep it takes some a while to get a shot? Also, and answer me this… you think Rashad's draw to Tito wouldn't turn into a win if they fought again? Have you been so blind that you haven't noticed his hands develop. Let Tito with his better back fight him again and see what happens.
Also, don't refer to me as a UFC fan when I'm an MMA fan. You're gonna get that str8 kid cause I've seen Fedor's fights but to be an MMA fan but not UFC is dumb as hell cause it's by far the top of the food chain and like I said, everybody wants to see Fedor fight there before his retires.
May 7, 2009 at 7:00 am
its the top of the food chain except for hw and lw.
May 7, 2009 at 10:31 am
Roy nailed it. Owlad u actually dont see how Couture is a lose lose? WOW. If he beats him what does he get. Credit for beating up a 45 yr old man thats WAY OUT of his prime? And if he lost to him he would be labeled as the most overrated fighter in history in almost all of u UFC fans eyes.
And Oswlad its not just me that is saying Machida needs to beat the best to be the best. U think that it doesnt matter if ur the champ on the rankings or that it shouldnt matter. LMAO. Guess what if ur not the champ of ur weight class ur not gonna be considered the best fighter in all of mma. Its not gonna happen.
Rashad whether he would beat him now or not it doesnt matter. U were throwing out his record of being undefeated like it was SOOO amazing. We all seen him get worked by tito. And he got outstruck by Bisping. I would say rashad is easily top 5 best fighters right now in the LHW. These guys are still building there careers up though. Rashad was lsoing to chuck before he ko'd him aswell. Lets see how he does agianst machida. Then lets see how that winner defends the belt. The 205 lb divsion has no clear #1. There are a lot of guys who can beat a guy but get beat by another.
And of course u want to see fedor in the ufc but I would rather see him fight barnett then go into the UFC. And if he never goes to the UFC in most MMA FANS minds he will go down as the best HW fighter of all times and the most well rounded and dominant fighter of all time.
May 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm
i really hope fedor goes to the ufc so he can shut up all of his critics and prove that he's by far the greatest. it would be a shame if he ended his career and wasnt known by most of americans.
whether u think rashad lost to tito or not its pretty obvious that his performance was no where near as good as machidas when he faught tito. I think tito could do very well against rashad in a rematch he is a world class fighter and it wasnt even very long agho that rashad faught him. I dont think rashad has anything on machida and i think machidas gunna keep that title for awhile when he gets it. rampage and rashad will be like the franklin and henderson to machidas anderson.
May 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm
Roy… other then Fedor, UFC pretty much has the top doggs for HW. Sure AA can be considered there too but other than that. As for LW Penn is still considered the top guy. Just cause he lost to GSP at WW doesn't change this.
Steve, don't come at me saying stuff like "wow" like you're talkin to a person who doesn't know what they're saying. lol If he fights Couture then the fans get another good fight from Fedor. If he loses then that just means you'll have to find some other person to worship! For Machida, you said he has to win a belt first. What if beats Rashad, then Rampage and whoever else. Would you hold him as high as your precious Fedor? Ask yourself this. I never said it doesn't matter so you can deleted your "LMAO" remark further trying to make you look like you have all the answers.
I pulled out Rashad's record cause you're one of these fans who thinks Fedor's the best cause of his record! Everyone with a brain knows that Rashad would kill Tito in a rematch now days. Like Fedor's wins over Nogueira and Cro Cop were anything special? Decision wins? Mir who isn't even know for his stand up KO'd Nogueira when Fedor couldn't twice. Maybe Nogueira is past his prime, maybe he isn't… that is arguable. Fedor beating Sylvia and Arlovski was impressive even though Arlovski was winning til he got caught.
You'd rather see Fedor fight Barnett then go to the UFC? Now that really makes me LMAO! You're the only person I've ever heard say that. What's after Barnett then? Barnett won't beat him. I think Lesnar has a better chance at this point of his career and he will become a monster as the years go by and don't say he won't!
May 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm
Oswald most people who coment on this site think Fedor needs to fight Barnett. Then go from there. Barnett is a legit fighter. Most of the HWs in the ufc are still fresh to all the top level fighters. Big surprise u dont know this NOT!!! People want to see barnett vs fedor and then have him go to the ufc. Unless u are just a big UFC fanboy such as yourself.
And as far as Couture you still didnt say why it would be good for Fedor. U said it would be another good fight for him. Yeah beating an old downhill fighter which is not what he is but thats what the public would think of Couture if he did lose to fedor.
Then on Machida if Machida starts destroying people gets the title and gets some very nice wins against the very top level guys then yes I think I could say he was in contention for the P4P fighter but do I think he could beat Fedor ever. No he is to samll. But as for P4P sure.
Then you say "Like Fedor’s wins over Nogueira and Cro Cop were anything special? Decision wins?" LMAO again. This is showing just how much of a ufc fanboy u actually. are. Back when those fights happened they were huge in determining who was the best fighter. So dont give me that they dont matter. If you honestly think that you're a joke. Nog wasnt the same fighter from pride as he was the night he fought Mir. He did nothing and couldnt side step one hybrid uppercut that Mir kept throwing also.
Then u say Lesnar has a better chance of beating Fedor. How would Lesnar beat him ground and pound? That would get him armbarred. A ko on the feet? Doubt that. Atleast Barnett has solid wins. Lesnar is 3-1. Lets see how he does a little bit with some other fights. You must have watched him and been a fan in the wwe lol. Lesnar could get lose his next 3 fights by submission and get cut from the UFC. You dont know what gonna happen to a fighter after only 4 fights. Wait I guess you do lol.
May 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Steve, fans want him in the UFC period… don't get your lil brain twisted on that fact. I'm not saying Barnett isn't legit but he's not the #2 guy. I know rankings hold him there right now just cause they know they're fighting next but really he's not… seriously! "NOT!" What d-bag anytime past 1996 has said this? lol I see why you're the "freezer" on this site. lol I bet you could gargle peanut butter with that strong throat of yours huh sweetness?
I said Couture is a good fight for the fans. You telling me you don't want to see this or are you afraid that if he'd lose then some fans would criticize him and your virgin ears couldn't take it?
Me bringing up Fedor's decision wins doesn't say anything about me being a UFC fan it brings up your BS theory that Fedor is perfect like some mindless idiot that doesn't understand that he's a man. Everybody can and will get beat if they stay in long enough. You like Fedor, I like Anderson… both guy's are at the top of their game right now but are beatable. The difference between you and I is that I think they're some top HWs in the UFC that would give Fedor a good fight which you disagree with but then you turn around and talk about Roy having a good chance to beat Anderson Silva in an MMA match! WTF! lol That right there shows me who's more in touch with reality.
I think you're so anti UFC that you're jealous of it's success and try to bash it every chance you get. You're one of the guys that Dana White makes fun of for talking crap online all the time… seriously! You're that guy.
May 9, 2009 at 11:58 am
Oswald everything u said about me write there proves you can NOT read. U saty that I said Fedor cant be beat but yet I said in an above post that even HE meaning Fedor could lose. But good comeback. Then you say that I said RJJ has a GOOD chance to beat Anderson. When if U again Could read u would see that I above stated that he has only a slim chance. Not a good one but a chance. How u got that to meana good chance I have NO CLUE. And u even go as far as to say that I am the one saying fedor can be beat and acting like u thnk Anderson can be beat but u have been quoted by me as saying in an above post that even the TOP MMA guys have no chance against him. So thats another not so good comeback.
Then u say this. "ol I bet you could gargle peanut butter with that strong throat of yours huh sweetness?" Whata faggot ass statement. Im not even gonna respond to this. You are obviously a fucking idiot as all the shit u tried to get me on has got u burned. U cant even comeback with anything but bs and random quotes like the peanut butter coment above.
For the record I think fans would much rather see Fedor fight a lot more fighters bfore he fights Couture. Before Couture got beat by Lesnar. Sure that fight would have been good. But now Randy has lost alot of that prestige he had. Its not as intriguing as it was before. Why are you so hung up on him fighting Couture really. I have already owned u on the topic stating why the fight doesnt need to happen. And all you can say is it would be fun for fans. Its a business buddy. Its not all for the fans. And I am not anti UFC by any means. I watch every UFC and I enjoy watching them. With Pride gone they are by far my favorite Org. to watch but when people like you think Fedor HAS to go to the UFC to be the best it pisses me off. You have no knowledge of MMA outside of UFC and dont say you do b/c if u did u would know that Fedor has already cleaned out the HW's in a huge ORg. Pride which u said in an earlier statement that Fedor had never fought in a Top organization. Ohh burn again.
May 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm
i agree with you steve if you dont think rjj has a punchers chance ur ignorant as fuck. he can end any fight in the blink of an eye. anderson would most likely win in an mma fight but rjj would prolly win in a boing match its common sense.
the one thing i dont agree with you enitrely on steve is i think that Rndy vs fedor could still make tons of money but i agree lesnar vs fedor would be better for obvious reasons.
May 9, 2009 at 3:43 pm
Dont get me wrong the Couture fight would be great to see but what im saying is there is no upside for Fedor. Thats all.
May 9, 2009 at 9:21 pm
ya thats true beating barnette or lesnar is a lot better. But couture is a nice name to ahve on ur resume and would add another ufc heavyweight champion to his list of people he's destroyed.
May 10, 2009 at 10:34 am
true that Dane. But think about it. What do people say about all his other HW champs he has beat. Oswald dissed on him beating Big Nog twice b/c he won by decision and he didnt even mention Sylvia or Coleman. He did say AA was impressive but then went on to say that he was losing the fight till that point. So basically he gave an ounce of credit to him for those wins. And thats all people need. Fedor to fight another fighter on the decline so they can talk crap about him. But yes you and I agree that it would be a good win just in a lot of peoples eyes I think Fedor would still get critisized for his opponents.
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