Could DC beat ‘Prime Fedor’

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  1. Homervanderjaz Blue Belt

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    I think he would have a decent shot at it but I would see Fedor being too versatile and would ultimately prevail.

    What’s your thoughts?
     
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    Yes, and easily.
     
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    He would absolutely batter Fedor.

    Being “top level” in those days is a completely different entity to being top level in 2018.

    It’s like asking a 60s football team to play a football (or NFL) team now, the level of training, availability of nutrition / conditioning information and the science underlying it all is completely evolved.

    The guys now are streets ahead of the guys then.
     
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    He could. If Randleman and Coleman could throw Fedor around then DC could too. He's way better as a wrestler and has much better submission defence. Tough fight.
     
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    If Dan Henderson KO'd him. Why not?
     
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    You're talking about 2003, not the 60s. Like half the current top ten are guys from that era lol
     
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    KFC trumps Smirnoff.
     
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    DC got serious about mma around the same age fedor was leaving his prime.
    We've never even seen a truly prime DC. Both in their prime is probably a 50/50 fight.
    They can both beat each other. If they fight today, DC wrecks him.
     
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    How did that end for Randleman and Coleman tho? Fedor's GnP and subs were absolutely crazy back then.

    Both guys are (were) amazing and DC would be Fedor's greatest challenge for sure but to say that one would easily maul the other is just silly.
     
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    More like 3 of them (Reem, Werdum and Hunt). 1 was a LHW and the other 2 were completely 1 dimensional fighters. That's the sort of fighter Fedor had to contend with. He was a guy that had trained in grappling and striking for a long time, taking on guys that had trained in one discipline and trying to use a basic other discipline in MMA.
     
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  12. TrueFightFan Fight Purist

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    Yes, definitely, as evidenced by the two top fighters in the world in Miocic vs Ngannou. MMA has advance light years ahead of what it once was.

    How old are you?
     
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    The Fedor that mixed up his striking and grappling beats DC.

    The Fedor that was simply a headhunter loses to DC
     
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    check the rankings, half the guys that were relevant back then are STILL in the top 10-15 10 years later, there has been very very little evolution in the heavyweight division in that time, that's simply not true
     
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    Finally a sensible post...as the sport evolves there will always be someone new to eclipse the greats of said generation....I think if Cormier slams Fedor like Randleman did, he finished him soon after with a sub
     
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    3 is a "weak" number to you? You also forgot about Rothwell and all 4 of them are ranked in the top 10, with Overeem and Werdum at 2 and 3. For everything that MMA has become, your LHW's and MW's still avoid the "dinosaur" division like the plague because all of the "evolution" in the world can not save you from a simple heavyweight fist smashing you into Bolivia.
     
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    Prime Fedor knocks DC dead, just like Bones did.
     
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    That is the Prime Fedor vs the Old Fedor. The guy went through some major wars at a major size disadvantage and, for that, will always be the GOAT. No cutting, no ducking, just fight whoever they put in front of you, from Henderson to Choi, the man backed down from no one. Age and damage over time will eventually catch up to everyone, especially without the juice.
     
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    There's no way of telling how Fedor would have adapted to the DC puzzle, so it's a hard call. Prime Fedor was definitely a force to be reckoned with but DC is chronically underrated.

    I'd liked to have seen that fight actually.
     
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    Could he? Possibly, just like any MMA fight. Are the odds in his favor? Absolutely not. Prime Fedor had the slickest skillset of all, speed, takedowns/sambo, submissions, defense, high fight IQ, and some power. Prime Fedor subs any version of Cormier in the first.
     
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