Posts Tagged ‘Fedor Emelianenko’

FEDOR LOSES AGAIN

February 13, 2011

FEDOR: SHOCKING BACK-TO-BACK LOSES

Fedor Emelianenko lost again Saturday night. He was literally bloodied and beaten by Antonio Silva at a Strikeforce event in New jersey. As Sherdog.com writer Brian Knapp put it, any remaining Fedor “mystique” has been “erased.”

From April, 2001 through November of 2009, the MMA legend never lost a fight. He won 27 decisions in a row. Now Fedor has lost back-to-back Strikeforce matches. He was beaten by Fabricio Werdum last year and Silva last night.

At 34, Fedor is reportedly now considering retirement.

FEDOR’S HUMAN

June 27, 2010

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It may have been the most shocking MMA loss in history. Fedor suffered the first real loss of his career to Fabricio Werdum at a Strikeforce event in San Jose, California Saturday night. He had technically lost one previous fight but that was due to a stoppage caused by cuts. This was actually the first time that Fedor had tasted defeat inflicted on him by another fighter.

Saying, “I never wanted to be an idol or a God,” Fedor Emelianenko graciously accepted the defeat in a post-fight interview. Fedor’s loss comes just a week before the Brock Lesnar/Shane Carwin heavyweight championship match at UFC 116. With Fedor now having lost, the winner of that fight along with up and comers like Cain Velasquez and certainly Werdum, there may actually be an argument over “best MMA heavyweight” .

FEDOR WINS

November 8, 2009

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FEDOR’S NEXT FIGHT IS ON CBS

September 17, 2009

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Fedor Emelianenko’s next heavyweight MMA fight for Strikeforce will be televised on CBS.

INCOMPETENT L.A. TIMES REPORTER COMPLETELY SCREWS UP FEDOR STORY

August 1, 2009

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TITO ORTIZ AND DANA WHITE: TOGETHER AGAIN

In recent years, the Los Angeles Times has made a concerted effort to do more UFC and MMA reporting. That doesn’t mean they’re any good at it.

This week, Times reporter Lance Pugmire completely and totally screwed up a UFC story. Pugmire had reported that the reason for the Friday “major announcement” press conference by UFC was to announce the signing of superstar MMA heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.

Wrong.

The Times report was dismissed as inaccurate almost right from the start. Knowledgeable writers knew any potential Fedor/UFC deal faced the obstacle of Emelianenko’s manager, who just happens to own M1, a competing MMA organization to UFC.

The real reason UFC called their Friday press conference was to announce the signing of Tito Ortiz. Ortiz returns to UFC after having a love/mostly hate relationship with the organization’s president, Dana White. Ortiz says he is fully recovered from back surgery. He will fight on a UFC card in January 2010 in Las Vegas.

UFC also announced a deal to televise events on the new ESPN European tv channel in the United Kingdom. There are other reports that UFC may be on the brink of a U.S. network television deal.

By the way, Pugmire’s most recent L.A. Times article now claims Fedor “might never join” the UFC. Naturally, Dana White went INSANE over the Fedor negotiations when questioned about it at Friday’s press conference:

 

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FEDOR TO UFC A DONE DEAL?

July 29, 2009

 

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Several media sources are reporting that Fedor Emelianenko’s next fight will be with UFC. The website 5thround.com says UFC President Dana White will announce the Fedor signing on Friday. The site does point out that Fedor is managed by Vadim Finkelchtein who also owns M1 Global. Any Fedor match would have to be co-promoted by M1, a possible stumbling block to any final deal. However, Fedor’s brother just came out yesterday and blasted Finkelchtein for making negotiations “difficult.”

Emelianenko is acknowledged as the best MMA fighter in the world. He was won his last 26 matches and is undefeated in the last eight years.

White has said he wants to immediately match Fedor against Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight championship. Many predict that matchup would result in the biggest pay-per-view numbers in UFC history.

FEDOR VICTORIOUS IN AFFLICTION: DAY OF RECKONING

January 25, 2009

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Fedor Emelianeko scored a crushing knockout of Andrei Arlovski in the second major promotion put on by the MMA organization Affliction Saturday night.

Josh Barnett, Babalu, Vitor Belfort and Paul Buentello were also victorious on the Affliction card.