Just re-watched Fedor vs Arona

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  1. migeru29 Brown Belt

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    Fedor is my favorite fighter but objectively speaking, Arona was the better fighter and the better overall grappler that night. He didn't do shit other than holding down but he was "controlling" the fight after all.
    I have no problem accepting this since I like Arona as well.
     
  2. THEfightsAREfixed you can do it

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    Arona was a beast.

    Very close fight.
     
  3. Skeptic_Zero I immigrated from Siberia to Alaska.

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    He lost the fight. It's been like 15 years. Time to get over it.

    Anyone who thinks Arona is even a fraction of Fedor is out of their mind. The dude got handled regularly.
     
  4. ArabPride99 Blue Belt

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  5. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Nice throwback to the times when Fedor was undefeated, and this fight was discussed regularly cuz it was obviously a big deal back then if Arona won or not. Feels slightly less controversial today ...
     
  6. PalmStrike Brown Belt

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    Its hard to take Hendo and Aronas wins over Fedor seriously...


    In Pride, both those dudes would've been beaten bloody and unconscious by Fedor before the 10 min first round was over.
     
  7. migeru29 Brown Belt

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    I agree plus remember the TRT factor.
     
  8. IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    It's really easy to take Hendo's win over Fedor seriously. He beat the man unconscious.

    Part of the problem many Fedor fans face is that they are so attached to his genuinely impressive unbeaten streak that they don't know how to handle his losses well.
     
  9. screaminleeman Red Belt

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    It was a close fight indeed. I think that
    Isn't that part of being a fan though? Yes, it is WAY more difficult to handle watching a fighter I am a genuine fan of lose, that a fighter that I am less emotionally (sport-wise) tied to.

    I was no good for a day anytime Randy got beat!
     
  10. StraightleftKO 2 belt champion

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    In Pride Fedor would have GnP Arona into oblivion.
     
  11. VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    This can apply to any fighter. Positive Balance had an absolute meltdown when Frankie beat BJ twice and in case you haven't seen this gem.
    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/and-with-that-im-gone.3190827/
     
  12. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

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    People still trying this “rewatched” thing...? Lol
     
  13. I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Platinum Member

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    The poster @0hm talked a bunch of shit and quit when Nate choked Conor too, but no thread. Just ghosted away like the coward he was.

    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/diaz-by-mounted-triangle-armbar.3188337/#post-114190653

    Some 0hm gems in this one. Talk about eating crow lmao
     
  14. VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Hmm I can't seem to remember him @0hm. So many idiots, it's hard to keep track of all them cause they all parrot the same bullshit.
     
  15. I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Platinum Member

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    What bullshit? Conor clearly would ko Jon Jones in seconds, just like boxingislife skillspaythebills TimingBeatsSpeed PROlogic says.
     
  16. Escabar Brown Belt

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    When they fought Fedor was the one on bottom and mounted, if gnp was legal in Rings Arona would have been the clear winner. Fedor has the better legacy clearly but that fight should have gone Arona's way. Had they fought in Pride Fedor would have likely won but Arona take down game was serious look at how he manhandled Hendo compared to Fedor who was getting controlled in the clinch by Dan.
     
  17. Eater of Souls Guardian of the Gate

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    Yeah, that I do not understand. I am a big fan of Fedor, but Hendo face-planted him. Had Hendo faced prime Fedor instead of the one-dimensional brawler he became, it would have been a far different story. Fedor could have continued to rack up wins but instead was fasting during training camps and not preparing worth a shit. Bad decisions led to bad losses.
     
  18. moreorless87 Straba

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    The surprising thing about Arona IMHO is just how developed he was right from debut, pretty much his entire game was there right from the start in terms of timing takedowns, lowkicks and of coruse top game, Fedor on the other hand was I think clearly still advancing in 2000 and probably needed start to peak until the following year where he showed a much sounder tactical game.

    This match though I think was just very close, Arona had the most dominant round in the 1st but Fedor had a decent case for the other two.
     
  19. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Hard to speculate how a fight would have gone under a different rule set when they were competing according to the rules of their current organization. People need to let it go. Fedor-Arona in Pride is just a completely different fight, it's too bad it never happened.
     
  20. puppybird the wasteland champ

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    There used to be a poster on here called Aronabeatfedor

    Wonder what happened to them
     

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