Coach: Fedor

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  1. woodlanddog

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    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/8/1...ential-ufc-greater-before-retirement-mma-news
     
  2. InfinityLens

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    Hope he goes Bellator and fights Volkov to start than works his way up.
     
  3. BisexualMMA

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

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    Well, that can never be proved against the Bellator HW roster.
     
  4. Johann

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    It's going to be really annoying if he doesn't fix the 2 main problems that everyone knew he had a few years ago. 1. Needs to get real training camp, no more working out on the playground. That was awesome 10-15 years ago, but the rest of the field caught up and that doesn't cut it anymore. 2. Stop the head-hunting that he go into after the Tim Sylvia fight. Get back to his grappling roots, mixing up punches with throws like no one else did. It wasn't necessarily a loss of speed or athleticism that got him in his last couple of years, it was those things. I'm not saying he'll come back to '04 form, but he is definitely better than he showed of late.
     
  5. milenss

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    Fairy tales this is.

    Fedor is way behind his prime, as much as I don't want to admit it. Hopefully, I'm wrong.

    Yet I still expect great things from him.
     
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    This pretty much sums up how I feel as well.
     
  7. Baba Ghanoush

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    This is so god damn much.
     
  8. Mike01010101a

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    Voronov is a great guy but Fedor needs way better coach (team) now.
     
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    TBF he said better than in 2012 after Fedor seemed to have lost interest for years. He didn't say better than in his prime.
     
  10. Munin

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    curious as to why they couldn't build a great camp around Fedor so that he doesn't need to leave stary oskol?

    Russia has amazing boxers and wrestlers... I know very little about ground/submission, and much less so from Russia (I imagine there are some elite practitioners) - with such a strong sense of nationalism amongst Russians, why hasn't this materialized? Is it sheer stubbornness?
     
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    Well if he goes UFC right away he will be given the worst match ups. He is past prime, has three years of ring rust, and didn't look good in his last outings against top comp.

    Give him Volkov to start and he can work up. If he gets to the top of Bellator than go UFC.
     
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    according the current heavyweight rankings. they don't hit their full potential until about 35 somehow.... so I guess that's hope yet?
     
  13. Fabian Acevedo

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    I know I am going to get shit for this, but Fedor has a real chance of becoming the heavyweight champ once again. People give him shit for being round and out of shape, that he should lose weight, etc. He is the only heavyweight I have ever seen fight and fight and not gas out. Including Velasquez. If UFC happens if he wins his first fight and he fights like he did against Rizzo,"the sky is the limit" just like Bas Rutten said. Since the whole Reebok thing I have been searching for official Fedor shirts all over the internet. Almost nothing on Ebay, I have new and close to new extras if anybody wants to trade sell, or buy. If anyone has seen anything Fedor clothing wise let me know. Lets hope Fedor goes to the UFC.
     
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    Agree 100%. Ditch the "yes-men", train like a modern athlete, with trainers, dietitians, therapists, and and sparring partners who will challenge you, rather than just go with the flow.
     
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    Kick Strickland Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    In his last few fights he looked like he was working on some things. Like showing reserve and control when he had Monson hurt. He didn't try to swarm him like he did against Werdum. He was much more calculated in his last 3 fights. People tend to forget that.
     
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    Who know what kind of injuries Fedor was dealing with after that 10 year run. Perhaps these last 3 years allowed him to rebuild and heal up. We will see. Either way its so exciting to think Fedor is back! The GOAT of mixfight.
     
  18. right hand lead

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    Interested to see Wren's comeback and to see what Lorenzo Hood is about this friday
     
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    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  20. kikikhan

    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    The late 2011 and 2012 Fedor is UFC HW champ material.

    I'm 100 %.

    Will he come back the same and with the same approach? We will see.
     

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