If Prime Fedor Fought In The UFC

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by pcbh167, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. pcbh167

    pcbh167 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    259
    If Fedor was in his prime and he started fighting in the UFC, would he be undefeated or would he be unable to beat the top level fighters? I've seen a lot people say that the only reason he was undefeated was because he fought cans and that he's overrated I haven't watched all of his fights, so I can't comment on that, but I saw his fight with Werdum and he got submitted in round 1, so I don't know how he'd do against guys like Overeem, Miocic, Cain, etc.

    What do you guys think
     
    Fedor's NO.1 Fan likes this.
  2. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,823
    Likes Received:
    22,552
    He would have enjoyed success back in the day. The UFC's heavyweight division wasn't as...let's say strong as it is today.
     
  3. nac386

    nac386 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Messages:
    20,587
    Likes Received:
    31,527
    It is tough to take a guy out of one era and put him into a new one. If he was 25 years old right now, he'd be doing a lot of different things to compete in today's UFC.

    But if you just took prime Fedor from that era and dropped him in today's UFC, he'd still do very well. Undefeated? Probably not. But let's not pretend like today's heavyweights are anything special. They are usually the weakest division, as far as talent is concerned.

    Overeem was around then, by the way. I remember watching him get beat several times by guys back in that era.

    Then I stopped watching for a few years, and the next time I saw him he was a roided up monster. Let's not pretend Overeem is some special talent. He was getting wrecked in Japan.
     
  4. TourIsOverBoyo

    TourIsOverBoyo Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,424
    Likes Received:
    7,182
    If Prime Fedor would have fought in the UFC during his prime (2002-2008, give or take a few years), he would have cleaned house.

    Against todays HW division? Who knows. Several top fighters would definitely be challenging fights for him. But he would definitely be a top 10 fighter, likely top 5.
     
  5. pcbh167

    pcbh167 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    259
    Yes. Prime Fedor in the current UFC. It's too bad Fedor didn't fight in the UFC when he was in his prime.
     
    nac386 likes this.
  6. McgreGOATsLeft

    McgreGOATsLeft alone

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2016
    Messages:
    8,042
    Likes Received:
    15,715
    He gets beat up.
     
  7. Natesblackshirt

    Natesblackshirt Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,484
    Likes Received:
    11,780
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    Fedor is simply rusty. I still believe in my heart he's the best. If he's in shape and his cousin is judging the fight he's unbeatable imo.
     
    joeyjoejoe, DLX and Fedor's NO.1 Fan like this.
  8. Glove

    Glove Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    5,857
    Likes Received:
    13,300
    Location:
    New York City
    I see Cain Velasquez giving hi trouble, Stipe Miocic would have given him a good fight and Fabricio Werdum well he lost to him already. I can see Fedor having a great career in the UFC if he were 25 years old.
     
    Fedor's NO.1 Fan likes this.
  9. Eater of Souls

    Eater of Souls Guardian of the Gate

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2016
    Messages:
    11,228
    Likes Received:
    16,947
    All of the biggest and best at the time were in Pride. The only name UFC fighters that were not and worth a shit are Randy and Mir. And we saw what Randy had for Zombie Nog.

    I do not think anybody can honestly say that Mir had a reasonable chance against prime Fedor. Otherwise, he was, what, 7-1 against UFC champs? Nog was UFC champ after Fedor bounced his head off the canvas like he was dribbling a basketball. Was painful to watch.
     
  10. nac386

    nac386 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Messages:
    20,587
    Likes Received:
    31,527
    Not really. Pride had the better heavyweights during Fedor's prime.

    The UFC was not what it is today, in that era.
     
    domd1018 likes this.
  11. TourIsOverBoyo

    TourIsOverBoyo Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,424
    Likes Received:
    7,182
    Let's be fair here and give Sylvia his due, he was a great HW at the time as much as people hate to admit it. Arlovski was good too. Fedor beat both of them regardless, before both of their declines too so really the only guys he didn't fight was Mir and Randy, and you're right I don't see either of them beating prime Fedor.
     
  12. 91 seconds

    91 seconds Disposable Hero

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    5,643
    Likes Received:
    5,505
    Location:
    Catskill Ny/Pa
    We'll never know. The rules and ring in Pride I feel benefited him more than the rules and octagon of the u.f.c would.

    A 2002 -2006 Fedor could beat any man that has ever stepped foot in the UFC. I don't think his record would have stayed undefeated there for numerous reasons, not just the caliber of fighters.

    Still the No.1 pfp king in the history of mma and the only HW that had pound for pound status in MMA
     
  13. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,500
    Likes Received:
    58,721
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    How would Fedor do in a worse division than the one he dominated in Pride? Hmm. I'd like to ask the audience Chris.
     
  14. Fedor's NO.1 Fan

    Fedor's NO.1 Fan Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2015
    Messages:
    4,020
    Likes Received:
    15,028
    Location:
    Platinum Nation
    If he would have fought in the UFC when he was in his prime & active ( 2002-2008 circa) he would have achieved same kind of success. Now days can't say, cause he would have then upgraded his training & S&C. Who know, but he would have been successful may not be undefeated but successful. He would have been in top 3.
     
  15. Coconut Joe

    Coconut Joe Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2015
    Messages:
    12,431
    Likes Received:
    33,467
    Location:
    Always in Philly
    [​IMG]
     
  16. thrillkilla77

    thrillkilla77 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,499
    Likes Received:
    1,045
    Location:
    the Thrill zone
    We can only speculate and dream. Would have loved to see it. I'm curious as to his next move now.
     
  17. FastTracker

    FastTracker Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2013
    Messages:
    3,339
    Likes Received:
    2,096
    Location:
    Formosa - Argentina
    I'm a big fan of Fedor, but his gold years were +10 years ago, the fighters and the game evolve, he would have won against a couple of guys, but the top 5 would beat him
     
  18. Fedor's NO.1 Fan

    Fedor's NO.1 Fan Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2015
    Messages:
    4,020
    Likes Received:
    15,028
    Location:
    Platinum Nation
    At this point I would like to see him getting retired. No point fighting in this kind of rusty shape.
     
  19. Coconut Joe

    Coconut Joe Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2015
    Messages:
    12,431
    Likes Received:
    33,467
    Location:
    Always in Philly
    This is what Fedor did to the current #6 ranked HW:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Fedor's NO.1 Fan

    Fedor's NO.1 Fan Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2015
    Messages:
    4,020
    Likes Received:
    15,028
    Location:
    Platinum Nation
    Can you show me any kind of evolution in heavyweight MMA, seems It stayed more or less same than it was 10 years ago. Even I would go further & say 10 years ago majority of HW fights in Pride were more technical than what we watch today on UFC.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.