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If Fedor fought in the UFC instead of Pride

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kvolcom, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Kvolcom

    Kvolcom Purple Belt

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    And was beating the likes of Justin Eilers, Paul Bunetello and Jeff Monson would you have respected him more?
     
  2. 70% Big Rigg

    70% Big Rigg Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    This is what i say to all fedor haters , he didnt fight in the ufc because he wanted to fight the toughest competition in pride . Its like stipe leaving ufc to fight in bellator or one fc lol
     
  3. Flokk

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    He'd have beaten a lot of UFC champs.

    Oh wait...
     
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  4. Taric

    Taric Gold Belt

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    He could've been fighting Gan McGee for the title instead of Big Nog. We missed out.
     
  5. Kvolcom

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    the only guy UFC nutthuggers can argue is Randy and I'm sorry, in a 25 minute fight, Fedor would catch Randy and finish him
     
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  6. markg171

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    He fought a lot of shit competition overseas too.

    He fought in Pride because they paid him more, and they paid him more often.
     
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    He would’ve bulldozed through the ufc for a decade
     
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  8. bl0b

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    What's wrong with nuthugging the biggest MMA/MMA promoting company on the planet? Who should we be nuthugging? Street Beefs on YouTube?

    Is that you Scarface?
     
  9. HendoIsChamp

    HendoIsChamp Blue Belt

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    The completion in the UFC wasn't really any worse but Pride won the popularity contest and this weighs heavily on just bleed fans. Also there is no way of knowing if Fedor would have done that well. His record in legit orgs that test for steroids isn't very good.
     
  10. LargeMammal

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    Absolutely. Some people say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but sometimes sarcasm is an essential tool that cuts to the heart of an issue by making people understand how ridiculous their statements are.

    Anyone who argues that Fedor avoided top competition is just plain ignorant and was not present at the time of his reign. Otherwise they would understand.

    Way too simplistic... you haven't even scratched the surface of the issue with your point
     
  11. ANIM4L

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    then all the UFC shills and nubs would be saying Fedor is GOAT too.
     
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  12. ClosetVitorFan

    ClosetVitorFan Silver Belt

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    Just because pride didn't test didn't mean they were any less legit. That was within the rules of pride like trt in UFC. That's like shogun winning by soccer kicks and say "well that doesn't really count because soccer kicks are illegal in ufc"
     
  13. markg171

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    Saying Fedor fought in Pride solely to fight the best completely ignores how many cans he fought there too. If his goal was top competition he’d have been only fighting top fighters across various orgs, wherever and however.

    He (largely) stayed in Pride because they paid him a fuck ton to fight whoever whenever.
     
  14. A.C.

    A.C. AKA Volcano Fists AKA Galaxy Knuckles Platinum Member

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    Lol perfectly said
     
  15. The Schmoop

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    Fedor would have established a HW defense record that would have stood for a very long time. Much longer than Sylvia’s. He wouldn’t be as respected tho. Without Fedor, Pride would still have the deeper HW division by a wide margin. He would have been labeled a can crusher in the UFC as well.
     
  16. Ancient Warrior

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    Pride had all the heavyweight and light heavyweight talent during that time period.

    Anyone who says otherwise hasn’t watched the sport and is basing their opinions on Fight Finder.
     
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    There he is...

    And Anderson Silva’s record in Pride, back when he was that intimidating roiding skinny twig, is miserable.

    Then he did very well in the UFC when he stopped roiding!

    I think you’re onto something.
    Seriously, read more, watch more fights, and just stop posting.

    Or you can respond and broadcast how hopeless and stubborn you are!
     
  18. HendoIsChamp

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    Because pride didn't test it 100% means that the fights can't be compared to orgs that tested. Are you on crack? And educate yourself on trt. There is a very big difference between trt and abusing steroids.
     
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  19. ClosetVitorFan

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    Just because pride didn't test didn't mean they were any less legit. That was within the rules of pride like trt in UFC.
    Yeah no one abused TRT. Also if it's within the rules that you can roid, that means you could roid. Doesn't take any credibility from the organization.
     
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  20. Hespectfully

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    If he fought in UFC, people would be saying he never fought the tough competition in Pride.

    And lol at the steroids argument; UFC was juicing to the tits back then as well.
     
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