You guys are writing off Fedor's stand up too easily.
Fedor's fake right cross - into - a jumping left hook lead - into - a clinch (w head movement....the one he used on Goodridge, zulu, etc), would likely cause JDS to react and fire off a counter....his right uppercut/right cross as he stood his ground or moved backwards or turtle into a defensive shell (not likely with JDS as he lets his Chin manage his defense).
JDS would likely move his head with his body into the left hook as he throws the right cross or turn his chin with the upper cut, allowing for no obstructions to Fedors left hook. If Fedor timed him, he could clip him as JDS assumes the powershot is coming and then toss him to the ground easier than a straight up clinch trip or even get the (t)KO. Feints and pawing jabs would help mesh the movements together or at least make JDS assume Fedor's going for it, when he momentarily shifts his body to the left and brings out his right hand. Add in cutting off the ring and keeping a good distance, Fedor was extremely talented for a guy who didn't train in a top camp.
He wasn't just a drunk fat Russian who slung leather like he was in a bar like most want tuf noobs want to assume. Late in his career, he honed his over hand right and polished off Arlovski, Rogers, and Rizzo with it, while he was out of shape and in religious reformation. Jesus took over the strength training and decent training partners and told him to help the kids before his career ended.
I think Rumble is gonna Rumble this weekend and I hope the old lion gets one last title.
Last edited by Still Holdin; 08-15-2014 at 12:48 AM.