“Fedor” – The End of the Greatest… It Is God’s Will (With Video)

Disclaimer: This article was not written by me, I am simply sharing this article on this blog because I thought it should be read by everyone who is a fan of MMA. Full credit and original article here.

“It is God’s Will”, says Fedor, the greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighter to have ever competed professionally. That was how he justified his fall from the top, as his decade of destruction and 32-fight-unbeaten streak of terror was finally ended by Fabricio Werdum. And so it is now, as he prepares to end his career following his next, and final bout, against Pedro Rizzo in M-1 Global. It is God’s will.

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 idolize. I can’t possibly eulogize 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;

Good morning, sports fans. Open your knees and feel the breeze, and prepare for an injection of real talk that should immunise you to the slanderous lies regarding the greatest fighter in the sport, untruths and preposterous psycho-babble making it imperative I start tweaking the nipples of the MMA world…

It seems only fitting that in my first lyrical rampage at lowkick – bastion of MMA news and features – I should start with the Great One. The big cheese, the dog’s bollocks, the crème de la crème of the sport. Yes, I am referring to a pudgy, prematurely bald Russian man. Why waste article uno on some snivelling mediocrity? Why not the best? Better than all the rest? Better than anyone? Anyone I’ve ever met…

OK, the introductions are made, the ball is rolling, the stage is set, so let the festivities begin. This is the point where all American fight fans populating Axis-dog, MMA-stinker and all the other online MMA cesspools of stupidity need to remain silent, while the adults speak. Because the subject I plan to spit my prose all lyrical like upon, is the very subject that these thousands of dribbling fucking infants have been whining over across every large MMA forum for the past two years: Fedor and the UFC.

Yes, Fedor, his legacy, and the looming, sinister presence of the Ultimate FaceThePain Championship – our beloved Yankee doodle organization that supposedly has the best interests of the sport’s worldwide growth in mind, with every event, every press release and every new conquest… yet, despite their well-being and benevolence for all things MMA, they (for some strange reason) make it their modus operandi to downgrade and attack the legacy of the finest professional fighter to ever lace up the gloves in mixed grappling and striking combat; Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko.

And that is criminal.

UFC President, Dana “The Baldfather” White, continually makes ludicrous claims that Fedor is NOT P4P material, nor is he a top 5 heavyweight. Worse, he mindlessly spat out this misinformation PRIOR to Fedor’s first ever loss, after a decade of dominance! When his own “top heavyweights” in the UFC have not faced each other (at time of writing) to prove their greatness, and nor have they beaten dangerous fighters that by consensus are sufficiently skilled enough to make a legitimate challenge to Fedor, yet they STILL make absurd public statements downplaying Fedor, the UFC and Dana come off like jealous, jilted lovers. It is sad that the President of the world’s (sadly) largest MMA organisation is such an immature and spiteful man, that in the interests of public relations and UFC propaganda, he will not only insult Fedor personally on ESPN radio, but will also happily tarnish the career and legacy of this sport’s best fighter…

Sadder still, my friends; there are tens of thousands of fucking idiots who happily ingest and swallow all this Goebbels-esque misinformation, then spread it like truth. It’s like a retard-friendly game of Chinese whispers.

Allow me, dear reader, to review the logic and context of the claim – made by Zuffa LLC, and duly repeated by an entire generation of brainwashed American idiots who “train UFC” – the claim that Fedor Emelianenko, the man who imperiously stood atop the heavyweight mountain for seven long years… is “ducking” the UFC.

(ps – if you have EVER even suggested that this claim is feasible, you are an absolutely terrible human being and the cable companies should scramble your TV signal during prime-time MMA hours because you are an undeserving viewer).

Let’s take a look at Fedor’s career, where he is now (circa late 2010), and what exactly it is that he is “ducking” compared to the men he has already fought, could potentially fight, and will definitely wage war against in the cage.

His career began in RINGS, which in the early ’00s was one of the more stacked organizations of the time. This was reflected by Fedor facing the likes of Ricardo Arona in only his fourth fight – Arona was the best grappler in MMA at the time. Fedor beat him. Next up came a “loss” via illegal elbow cut – tournament format dictated that Tsuyoshi Kohsaka went through as winner to the next round. This unfortunate incident cost Fedor a fight with future Pride rival Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, as Kohsaka advanced, rightly or wrongly, and Fedor was left with a ridiculous so-called loss on his record. TK was later beaten bloody by Fedor in PRIDE.

Renato “Babalu” Sobral was another man to fall to Fedor in this early stage of his career – a win that earned him the RINGS Open-weight Grand Prix title – one of three RINGS titles he won, along with the RINGS Heavyweight class title and the RINGS Absolute Class tournament. Hot on the heels of his early-career tear (1o wins plus the TK fight), PRIDE picked up the promising heavyweight.

Pride Fighting Championships are considered by many to be the very pinnacle of Mixed Martial Arts (read my history of the org at http://fightsportasia.com/mma/an-introduction-to-asia-mma/) Emelianenko entered the Japanese promotion after a successful introduction to MMA with Rings, as an undersized heavyweight but with a lethal combination of outstanding throws and clinch, dangerous hands and a tremendous overall submission game. He duly triumphed over the future GOAT of K-1, Semmy “High Tower” Schilt; the most lethal lanky striker to live. If only Pride knew at the time they were essentially promoting a fight between the #1 All Time Greats of two different combat sports…

Fedor easily dealt with Schilt, then ragdolled and bludgeoned the-then #3 ranked Heath Herring, who was fresh from losing a close fight for the Pride heavyweight title. And thus, so soon into his Pride career, Fedor earned a Heavyweight title shot against the consensus Second Greatest Of All Time: Rodrigo Nogueira. Nog is a Brazilian man who not only boasts a wealth of BJJ and submission grappling wizardry, he is a man who survived having a truck run over his chest as a kid, to become a Vale Tudo world heavyweight champion. That makes Nogueira tougher than Dan Quinn believes HIMSELF to be!

Fedor spent most of the fight either throwing Nog like a rag doll, pounding his face into the mat, or even Ground’n’Pounding him from within Nogueira’s guard. At the time, it was hands down THE most dangerous guard in the sport. That is what Fedor achieved, to become the Pride HW champion. No one would ever claim that title again.

Fedor defeated Nogueira again. He blew through a procession of former and future champions, from a variety of orgs. He took on and defeated K1 World Grand Prix champions, and ADCC submission grappling masters, Olympic Gold Medalist judokas and MMA champions of Pride and the UFC. He beat the other feared heavyweight Pride had to offer, the former K-1 terminator who ran the gauntlet of fire just to earn his Superfight with Fedor; Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, the deadliest striker as yet seen in the sport. Fedor beat him in his own domain; out-striking him, forcing him onto the backfoot, and controlling the pace of the fight.

Fedor, quite simply, could not be touched.

I could be pedantic, and run through the rest of Fedor’s Pride career, but we all know it by heart; thanks to the dribbling, socially incapable retards on sherdog… excuse me, Axis-dog forums, who posted their “expert analysis” of that career across the forums, explaining to each and every one of us exactly why each and every single win of Fedor’s was “overrated”.

*Fedor defeating Nogueira twice = overrated.
*Fedor beating Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic = overrated.
*Fedor having more top 10 wins than anyone else in history = overrated
*Fedor blowing through every top contender in Pride, Rings and Affliction = overrated
*Fedor being 7-0 (currently) against UFC champions = overrated.
*Fedor having defeated UFC champions, Olympians, Pride champs, K-1 champions, Grand Prix winners in both K-1 and MMA (Pride), ADCC champs, Rings champs, top 10 opponents and badass motherfuckers alike = vastly, vastly overrated.

Fedor beating:

*#1 ranked Nogueira
*#2 ranked Nogueira
*#3 ranked Herring
*#3 ranked CroCop
*#7 ranked Schilt
*#2 ranked Arlovski
*#4 ranked Sylvia
*#7 ranked Coleman
*#6 ranked Hunt
*#7 ranked Randleman
*#7 ranked Rogers

Because we all know – Fedor is scared of the post-2008 UFC “New Breed of Heavyweight!!” It’s a fact, sons! He’s ducking them all! Lesnar, Duffee, Carwin, all of them. Every “new breed” around who, as of right now (at time of writing) the majority of Sherdog’s posters think will crush The Last Emperor. Fedor has never faced anyone quite like them!

Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Frank Mir, Todd Duffee, Junior Dos Santos, and Cain Velasquez are the names that were thrown at each and every fan that – obviously, in their right mind – happened to support the Greatest of all Time. But hold on… tell me, these are the guys that happened to usurp the top dogs of the UFC circa 2009, yes? Well, when Fedor was first accused of avoiding the UFC after the demise of Pride (2007) the three top heavyweights were Tim Sylvia (champion), Randy Couture (who then beat Tim for the belt), and Andrei Arlovski (had been champion previously).

In a year’s time, Fedor faced TWO of that three – Sylvia and Arlovski – and – as ever, vastly undersized – he destroyed them both in a combined 3 minutes and 50 seconds. He signed to fight the third (Couture) but the fight was cancelled, due to Randy resigning with the UFC.

That is ducking?

THAT is ducking? Fedor “ducked” the UFC post-Pride, but fucking MURDERED two of the top three who were there at the time, both UFC champions, and the other one ducked him! The “other one” being UFC legend Randy Couture with his near .500 record and losses to Valentijn Overeem, Enson Inoue and Mikhail Illoukhine, who UFC praise to the hilt, in comparison with the 33-fights-unbeaten Pride champion with more top 10 wins than any other heavyweight and a decade of destruction to his name, Fedor Emelianenko, who UFC and Dana White say is a fraud, “not top 10″, and who “hasn’t fought anybody since the late 90s”, despite his debut being in May 2000.

Really, Zuffa? Really, Baldfather?

Fedor vs. Sylvia, Arlovski & Couture… out in the streets, they call it murrrrrdahhhhhh…

Ducking? The elites of the UFC are what Fedor fears? The men at the top when Pride collapsed and Fedor was left without a home, are precisely the men who LEFT the UFC willingly to prove themselves against HIM, the men whom he respectively choked into submission, and scud missiled into unconsciousness in a matter of minutes…

So, that takes care of 2007 and 2008. Roll on 2009, and lo and behold, UFC fanboys have found more reasons to ooze slime. Step aside, UFC elite and Fedor victims, because the New Breed are coming through. But are they really anything special that Fedor has not faced before? Fedor, the man who beat K-1 guys on the feet, BJJ world champions from within their own guard… he should fear the NEW BREED?

Prior to the PR fiasco that even Dr. Josef Goebbels could not pretend was a fight between the world’s best heavyweights – Carwin vs. Lesnar – none of the New Breed had even fought each other! None had barely any top 10 wins between them! Brock was 4-1 win/loss, with his two shining triumphs being a 46yr old current light heavyweight, and a Frank Mir who last wore UFC gold proper in 2004. Carwin had more fights, but was little better; his best wins leading up to Brock were a Gonzaga whose stock is falling fast, and the aforementioned Mir.

As for Carwin vs. Brock itself, don’t make me laugh. Round 1 saw the sad spectacle of Brock turning and running from his opponent’s punches, cowering into a ball and praying that the referee would not stop the fight (he IS a cash cow, after all…) until Carwin prematurely gassed, and Brock managed to secure a submission on him in round 2 that resembled my 14yr old brother submitting a giant, inanimate teddy bear. Only the teddy would have been more of a challenge to secure a hold on, probably…

Best heavyweights in the world? UFC champion vs. UFC “interim heavyweight champion”? Don’t get me started on THAT can of worms…

Yes… clearly, Fedor Emelianenko – with his pinpoint accuracy striking, ability to brawl with the best, and lethal knockout power, his great throws, trips and sweeps, his aggression, top-notch submission game, indomitable will and ceaseless endurance, is ducking the top 2 fighters of the UFC – Shane and Brock.

(Edit in 2012~ “top 2″ at time of writing. Less than 2yrs ago – and now one has been retired, the other is nowhere near a title shot. AGAIN, retrospect looks kindly upon this “controversial” report).

Only now of course, there is no “interim champ” in Shane. So now there is, theoretically, a NEW second best HW in the UFC. Great. That basically means now that the old guard is discredited, their weaknesses and flaws highlighted, there is a NEW guy that Fedor is obviously ducking! Now it’s Cain!

(editors note 2012 – Carwin was indeed discredited, then Cain beat Brock, then Brock got smashed again and discredited, then Cain got smashed and has been discredited. The cycle continues, and only Fedor remains, only he remained at the top for years and years). Now, while Cain is superior to the rest of the “new breed”, he is hardly a monster. “Pillow hands” is one criticism he is stuck with… and I fail to see in what area of fighting he is superior to not only Fedor, but to the hulking Alistair Overeem; Strikeforce champion, and the REAL new breed of heavyweight to my mind. 6’5 of solid muscle, speed and strength, not to mention K-1 striking and ADCC level grappling. THAT is new breed.

(Second editor’s note 2012 – Overeem was slandered too, then joined the UFC and smashed Brock Lesnar to pieces. True, he got caught juicing, but Brock was a juiced pig too. Point is – Zuffa talk garbage, their stars are hype products, and only Fedor stays at the top through all hype, smoke and mirrors – 2000-2009).

Nogueira and “Cro Cop” being picked up by the hungry, greedy animal that is UFC was the worst thing to happen to Fedor’s career. After both men – far past their primes, both – were cannibalised by younger fighters who’d never fought under the glare of the Rising Sun – both Zuffa and the Zuffa zombies a.k.a the dribbling, stupid New Age forum fanboys, were able to discredit Fedor’s consensus biggest wins. But lets think in terms of context:

Is Nogueira, after such a punishing career, even 50% of the fighter he was from 2002-2006?

Is Cro Cop, after an even more punishing fighting life consisting of over 100 matches in K-1, amateur boxing and MMA, even 70% of what he was in 2003? Mirko is a striker; his reflexes, as with anyone else’s, dull over time.

I can safely say; both men in their primes were a hell of a lot more impressive – and well rounded – than Brock Lesnar, Todd Duffee, and Shane Carwin.

Because from what Brock/Shane taught me, the UFC term “New Breed of Heavyweight” is codeword for “huge wrestlers with no cardio”. And to me, that’s not new breed – we had Mark Kerr in 1997.

Only Kerr also had success in ADCC too. He had legit submission skills.

I’ll take a BJJ wizard with great boxing (Nogueira) and a K-1 killing machine with exceptional takedown defence, reflexes and sprawls (Mirko) any day of the week, over this fantastic, mythical new breed of heavyweight that the Zuffa UFC hype machine blathers on about… absolutely pathetic, transparent garbage, and it’s a fucking tragedy that so many morons fall for it. I’d take prime Nogueira with his insane skillset, and prime Filipovic, Pride’s Croatian Sensation, any day of the week.

I’d also prefer to have those names (circa 2002-2006) on my résumé, in my wins column.

(Editor’s note – I will leave the following UFC vs. Strikeforce comparison in there, even though that debate is now redundant, but simply for the purposes of showing Fedor actually signed to the best HW divisions post-Pride – Affliction and Strikeforce).

Let’s look at some more fun facts; for all the New Breed propaganda, does the Ultimate FaceThePain Championship even have the best selection of heavyweights out there? Let’s compare the current UFC heavyweight roster to Strikeforce, the org that the dastardly UFC-ducking-coward Fedor actually signed to…

UFC:

Lesnar – huge wrestler, has proved to be vulnerable both to punches and submissions.
Carwin – huge wrestler, immense KO power, but slow and zero cardio.
Mir – hugely talented BJJ artist, not the sturdiest chin, far inferior overall to Fedor
Duffee – huge, unproven, could not finish Mike Russow before being KO’d
JDS – great striker (not quite prime CroCop, though) not proven on the ground
Cain – best of the bunch so far. Personally, I doubt he could KO or decision Fedor though…

Strikeforce:

Fedor
Overeem – the REAL new breed; 6’5, 250+lbs of K-1 striking, ADCC level grappling
Werdum – exceptional BJJ, most dangerous heavyweight submission artist fulltime in MMA
Silva – huge, talented striker, good grappling, well rounded
Rogers – the least well rounded of the bunch, but huge KO power, decent brawler
Kharitonov – completely well rounded; great chin, tremendous boxing, excellent throws, good submission game.
Barnett – one of the deepest HW resumes in history; great catch/submission wrestler
Arlovski – went 3-0 in UFC before leaving to face Fedor – went 0-3 afterwards
Gracie – if he stays in MMA full time, we will be treated to the current king of BJJ

So you decide. Did Fedor REALLY duck “top competition” when he chose to decline the dictator’s UFC contract, and sign with Strikeforce?

In my opinion – and that’s all it is – he chose to add a huge weight to the swollen ranks of the best heavyweight roster in Mixed Martial Arts right now.

It is an easily arguable fact that Fedor left Pride, and in signing to Affliction and then Strikeforce, actually remained with the promotions with the best heavyweight rosters out there.

Wow, this ended up being a fact-laden voyage. Perhaps if I slow down my typing, next time…

In closing, compadrés, I bid you adieu. This feature is solely the opinions of myself, and – I’m pretty sure – those of the guys at my forum! But don’t take the word of anyone professing to be an MMA writer as gospel; not Helwani, not those shit arse clowns at Axis-dog such as Rossen, Rios and the girls, not anyone here… hell, don’t even believe me.

Just do the research, and make up your own minds.

This article is dedicated to sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, all things holy, Era “Enae Volare Mezzo”, black vale tudo shorts, Russian Orthodoxy, and to the Greatest Professional Fighter in the short history of Mixed Martial Arts… Fedor Emelianenko.

In Fedor – a beautiful human being as well as the most magnificent fighter thus far in MMA – we also had the following slogan, when he suffered defeat for the first time. It did not break him, as it did the 35-0 longtime undefeated legend Naseem. Fedor took it in his stride, it was “God’s Will”. When asked how it felt to finally lose… his response?

“The one who doesn’t fall, doesn’t stand up.”

What a man.

I don’t know if it was in June 2010, or if it is now in May 2012, but one or the other was that day… the day, the music died.

It’s been emotional. Thanks for the memories, champ… and just know, there’s one so-called journalist at least who will always try to keep the memory of your greatness alive.

I never had any doubt that Fedor was the greatest heavyweight mixed martial artist ever, but this article seals the deal and should remove any doubt on the quality of Fedor’s past opposition. The only person I would put above Fedor as P4P greatest of all time is Anderson Silva.

-Dan Kai Wah from DynastyClothingStore.com

(How To) Dan’s No BS Guide To Cutting Weight + Losing Fat

Whether you’re looking to cut 10 pounds to get to your weight class for the next tournament or need to get rid of that extra fat, you may find tips from this guide to help speed you towards your fitness and health goals. This guide contains no hard numbers or calorie calculations, because every person is different and you may want to lose more or less depending on who you are. However this guide does guarantee results, as long as you stick to the ground rules!

Disclaimer: This is not a strict guide to cutting weight for athletic competitions (although it shares many of the same principles and definitely can be used as a starter guide); there are much more qualified persons who can give you much better and more accurate advice on that topic. Rather, this is an all-around no BS guide for the uninitiated “Joe” to starting a healthy lifestyle / diet to lose weight and cut up to 10 pounds per month or more, all while maintaining your new habit for the long term.

1. Take what you eat now, and divide it.
Whether you eat two meals a day or ten meals, take the total amount that you usually eat (call it X) per day, and divide that into multiple smaller meals that will roll onto the next day (and the day after). Depending on how much you need to slim down, only eat the amount that is divided from your total daily amount.

Example: If you only eat 1 whole chicken per day (X), your maximum amount per day is now half a chicken (X/2, X/3, X/4, etc.), or less.

Why? This helps control the amount you eat and makes sure you’re not just eating an excessive amount of food out of habit / how much food is put in front of you. You will find it tough at first, but your body will acclimate itself and your appetite will start to shrink. Careful not to starve yourself. That’s not the point of the guide and in fact will not work if your body believes you are starving.

2. Eat snacks, not junk food.
It is obvious that you should not be consuming any junk food at all at this point. This includes chocolates, chips, fries, etc. Proper snacks that can fill you up and continue to give you energy to get through your day (at your reduced diet aforementioned in Rule #1) include fruits, almonds, walnuts, and cashews. If you feel hungry in between meals (which you will), just grab a handful of these.

3. Start cooking your own meals.
Only you know what you put in your own meals, so now is the time to start cooking for yourself if you’ve never done so before. This will force you to avoid fast foods (which is 100% junk and should be avoided at all costs) and eat much cleaner / oil-free than food served in restaurants.

Here’s what you should be eating to maximize fat loss:
fish / sushi, lean chicken, veggies, and fruits only.

You may have noticed that this doesn’t say anything about carbs (pasta, rice, bread). It’s true that you need carbs for energy, and you should consume a bit of it for this purpose, but try not to consume a lot of it (and if you’re in weight cutting mode, very little to none at all) because carbs hold onto a lot of water. Try to only have a small handful of it at maximum per day.

4. Exercise at least 5 times a week.
This is the part where most people will make excuses and chicken out. Well, if you give up that easily, then it must mean you don’t really want it that badly and you should stop reading this article now.

For those who are willing to suck it up and get results, here is what you need to do:
2-3 days of low intensity, long duration cardio workouts
+
2-3 days of high intensity interval training

For your low intensity cardio days, you should be aiming to jog / run at least 6km to 10km in the 30 minute to 1 hour range. Whether you finish it slowly or quickly, as long as you are getting the road work in and sweating yourself out, you’re doing good. You should jog outdoors where the terrain is real and the elevation gives you a realistic workout. If the weather is no good or you live in an area where jogging just isn’t feasible, a treadmill can work as a replacement. Remember to increase the incline to its maximum however, as a treadmill is usually far too easy compared to jogging on real terrain, which would render your workout useless.

For your high intensity days, you should be aiming to exercise at maximum power / speed but in shorter bursts of time. This includes exercises like martial arts training, weight lifting, or sprinting. For example, instead of jogging for half an hour, you could be doing maximum reps of chin ups in one sitting, which would be over in a few minutes.

For a straight forward guide to what you could be doing for high intensity training, refer to:
Dan’s No BS Martial Arts Circuit.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you could combine both cardio and high intensity workouts into a single day. Cardio workout in the morning / afternoon, followed by your high intensity workout in the afternoon / evening. Do this for 5 days and allow yourself 2 days rest and repeat.

RESULTS:

If you followed everything correctly, you should be losing 2lbs. to 2.5lbs a week. Refueling yourself with healthy proteins and essential vitamins and oils from fish, fruits, and veggies, while eliminating most carbs and the consumption of junk fats and oils from fast / processed foods. Add to that a professional athlete level workout schedule and you can lose more than 10 pounds in just a short month. It’s not going to be easy, and it will be hard to maintain the same diet and fitness level, but remember: nothing worth having in life is easy!

-Dan Kai Wah from DynastyClothingStore.com

Dynasty 2012 Rash Guards Collection Available For Pre-Order Now!

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