If your not one for actual reading comprehension stop here, in b4 did not read gif. This topic is very subjective, there are many factors to consider when giving a proper response. What I'll say will revolve around some facts and opinions about Fedor, his possible opponents and the UFC HW division these days. It seems there are varying reports about why Fedor retired, some say it was predicated on him focusing more on his exploits outside of fighting full time, or he was having issues balancing training and his appointed position, some suggest he was struggling through injury and had lost his desire to train, and lastly there was the Fedor is dedicating too much time to his religious beliefs. Personally I think it was a combination of all the above bar the religion thing. Fedor has said himself that he is free from injury, has the desire to compete and will dedicate his time to training full time now. This would suggest that three of the above mentioned items may have been factors in some of his poor showing during his last six fights, but you can interpret this yourself. The UFC HW division has seen a resurgence from some of the older names who in theory should be out of that physical prime window. Names like Werdum, Arlovski, and Hunt come to mind. I wonder if Fedor seeing these guys still being successful had any influence on his decision to return? Some of the new breed HW's have looked very beatable. A few years ago guys like Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, and Alister Overeem where head and shoulders above the rest of the division. Things have changes as all three of these fighters look very beatable at the moment. Also note that Black Fedor moved down to 205 and has said that's where he is staying. The gap in talent between the top 3-10 HW fighters is very small, as we see guys like Rothwell beating top 5 competition and guys like Hunt, BF, Browne, Overeem, Arlovski, Miocic, Barnett, and Mir doing a shuffle around in the rankings. The division seems very unpredictable. Older fighters are relevant and bringing in the revenue, the division is weak and can use all the new talent it can get. There is money to be made and the conditions for Fedor to orchestrate a come back and be successful are in place. So the question is can he facilitate a monumental return. As a a Fedor fan I think he can come back and be moderately successful, but I think he would struggle with JDS, Cain, Werdum, and Miocic. Could he beat these guys, sure, will he beat these guys, doubtful. Opinions and intelligent discussion desired.... Thank you for reading.