Posts Tagged ‘Fedor’

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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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 VICTORIOUS IN AFFLICTION: DAY OF RECKONING

January 25, 2009

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FEDOR EMELIANENKO

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.

SECOND AFFLICTION EVENT SATURDAY

January 24, 2009

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ANDREI ARLOVSKI AT WEIGH-IN FOR AFFLICTION: DAY OF RECKONING

The Ultimate Fighting Championship may be looking to score a knockout blow to rival MMA organization Affliction tonight.

Both organizations are staging pay-per-view events within a week of each other. In a tough financial climate, UFC  94 comes just a week after the Affliction card and two weeks after UFC 93. That’s three major MMA pay-per-view events in three weeks for fight fans in these tough economic times.

Financially, Affliction needs a good showing to be able to remain viable. They had originally planned their second event for Las Vegas, but that was cancelled after glacier-slow ticket sales and lack of interest. The “Day of Reckoning” card features Fedor (arguably the top MMA fighter in the world) taking on former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. It is also loaded with UFC alumni and veteran fighters like Matt Lindland, Josh Barnett, Vitor Belfort, Babalu and Paul Buentello.

Next week’s UFC 94 card is also deep and is topped by a Georges St. Pierre vs B.J. Penn title fight.