Brainey fedor

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  1. abrasion

    abrasion Ancient one

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    Of all the superlatives I've seen used to describe Fedor fight iq is not one of them. Just wondering what the consensus was on this aspect of his game. Does he game plan or more of a feel it out fighter?
     
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    MayankSharma13 Orange Belt

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    Doubt he really cares who hes facing. Just walks in, wrecks havok, and leaves. Respectfully of course
     
  3. SnitchInsider

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    The language barrier makes it difficult to get a true idea. You could probably argue he was never huge on gameplans throughout his career, but after losing to Henderson, Bigfoot and Werdum he definitely started fighting more conservatively.

    Brainey Fedor is not a thing but he's got such a refined skillset that he fights very quickly and naturally. He doesn't need a lot of time to process information in fights, it seems.
     
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    true at some point, but when you see some of his PRIDE fights, like against Semmy Schilt, that we was also a mastermind.
     
  5. SCADA

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    I'd bet money he gets beat in his first UFC fight....
     
  6. kikikhan

    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    He used to have a very high fight IQ, but that changed once he lost the passion for MMA.

    He started to rush and abandoned any kind of game plans.

    His trainers were upset with him, which is unusual for yes men.
     
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    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    Jones is a LHW GOAT. Meaning, he is the GOAT of MMA B league. It wouldn't change anything if he was Russian.
     
  8. SCADA

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    OK....what does that have to do with Fedor?
     
  9. TheRuthlessOne

    TheRuthlessOne Violence Belt

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    nothing

    he told me the same thing about gsp
     
  10. SCADA

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    And the LHW division is the B league?
     
  11. SCADA

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    Maybe his english is no good.....
     
  12. GaryEric

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    Then hopefully it's against you hater.
     
  13. Singlelegsweep

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    He seemed to game plan against Crocop, where he crowned him and moved straight forward a lot, and had a weird kick block technique, that's about it

    Everyone else was,

    strike until they fall down, then ground and pound
    strike until they clinch, toss/trip them, ground and pound
    If on the bottom, submit them
     
  14. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    His fight IQ seemed a lot lower in the Strikeforce portion of his career, and unfortunately, that was the last impression most were left with.

    He seemed like a pretty intelligent fighter before that, especially for a HW.
     
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    Fedor turned into a headhunter towards the end of his career and completely forgot that he was coming from Judo/Sambo backgrounds

    it was sad to watch
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    The thing is the "everyone else" strategy you name is reasonably good game planning.

    (B) is basically how Ronda has become who she is, with armbars substituted for GNP, and few call her a poor gameplanner.

    The method of "strike until..." X happens never failed him over a long period of time, and he had effective contingency plans for however that turned out. Would have been kind of foolish to change that up during a 30 fight win streak.
     
  17. basedgodfedor

    basedgodfedor Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    For the showtime documentary before his fight with Rogers they showed how he game plans for fights. He doesn't watch tape on his opponent, his coaches watched A few Rogers fights. They said "good fighter, big fellow." And "fedor needs to stay active and pressure him." That's it lol
     
  18. myjohnson9

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    Fedor knew what his opponents strengths were and challenged them at it. He was so well rounded he didn't care. He went toe to toe with the best ko artist at the time, and jumped into the best jj guys guard repeatedly. Fedor wanted to beat you at your strengths and did so successfully for over a decade.
     
  19. Pancake Sprawl

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    strategy was his greatest attribute. he definitely gameplanned ahead of fights. his fight with Crocop is a great example. he perfected his striking defense specifically for Mirko's left strikes.

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    see how he can basically block any left kick from Crocop with this defense.

    he also used his right low kick to counter Mirko's kicks and discourage Crocop from using his kicks.

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    in his Nogueira trilogy he also used great strategy to stay 1 step ahead of Nogueira, who also was a strategist.
     
  20. Docile

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    He's a true martial artist in the sense that he makes a gameplan off of the sense he's been given from pervious fights but still enters thhe cage (ring in this case) with the mindset to deal with whatever presents itself.

    It seems you won't get this simple concept on account of your inbility to get it on your own. You'll never be a true Fedor fan.
     

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