What happened in Fedor vs Hoffman fight?

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  1. norsuu

    norsuu Blue Belt

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    i was rewatching old fedor fights and saw hoffman refused to start the fight....but the fight don't figure in any record list...Was he injuried ??
     
  2. It was Rings: 10th anniversary Open weight title tournament semi-final, on August 11th 2001. Fedor had just beaten Babalu and was set to fight Hoffman for the title (that same night) however Hoffman was apparently injured from his previous fight and win over Mikhail Illyukhin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Hoffman

    ^^ Hoffman fought and was at that Rings:10th anniversary fight on August 11th 2001,

    I also believe, that it used to be on Fedor's wiki record and on Hoffman's I think recently it was changed and removed but on Fedor's wikipedia page it talks about the Hoffman fight. Apparently, (as stated) Hoffman was injured from a previous fight with Mikhail Illyukhin (it was a tournament) and refused to fight Fedor so Fedor was given the victory and title. Fedor won via Hoffman's refusal to fight.

    I don't know why it was removed it should be regarded as a rightful win no matter how weird the circumstances.
     
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  3. LHWBelt

    LHWBelt Silver Belt

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    No it shouldn't. If it was a good tournament they would have had a reserve to fight or something.
     
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  4. Mixfight

    Mixfight Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Hoffman said he was injured and pulled out but really pussied out after seeing the way Fedor was crushing the shit out of everyone.
     
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  5. Bill Laimbeer

    Bill Laimbeer Brown Belt

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    He would have crushed Fedor, lucky break.
     
  6. Rogerdraven

    Rogerdraven Purple Belt

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    Yup, it should be on his record since RINGS said he won the fight. They declared him the winner. I tried to have Wiki put it back on there and they wanted evidence. I sent them the video where Fedor was declared the winner and they said videos aren't evidence. lol, I responded with something like "a video showing rings declare him the winner of the fight is the best evidence there is. It's the only evidence needed actually." They still never changed it because they are retarded. ELO MMA did add the fight though after I sent them the video.
     
  7. milonofcroton

    milonofcroton Yellow Belt

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    There is an old interview where Fedor is asked about this and he replies that he's not sure what was going on: Hoffman's team stating that Bobby was injured but the Japanese doctors stating there was no injury.
     
  8. ThunderL1ps

    ThunderL1ps Red Belt

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  9. FedorsBFFL

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    Beat me to it ThunderL1ps...look at that young and not so insanely humble Fedor lol. What a beast.
     
  10. Titus002

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    You are a Troll and a can.
     
  11. Bill Laimbeer

    Bill Laimbeer Brown Belt

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    Bill Laimbeer and the Pistons were so good that Jordan had to cry to the NBA to get the rules changed. I may be a troll but a can..... I have never fought Fedor so don't classify me as that. Also the video you posted was cokehead Parrish taking a cheap shot.... Good stuff.
     
  12. THECYNDlCATE

    THECYNDlCATE Inspector/Judge MMA/KB/Boxing

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    If you weigh in, but don't fight, it's a loss. That's how it works. It's refusal to answer the bell.
     
  13. Clippy

    Clippy Losenges choke ya out brah

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    Damn Fedor is so good he even wins when he doesn't fight
     
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  14. synyster

    synyster Brown Belt

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    wow I have seen that doc but not in awhile crazy how young he looks
     
  15. InfinityLens

    InfinityLens Black Belt

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    Source?
     
  16. THECYNDlCATE

    THECYNDlCATE Inspector/Judge MMA/KB/Boxing

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    Me.
     
  17. InfinityLens

    InfinityLens Black Belt

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    I actually just saw the words under your name, your an actual official?
     
  18. Eater of Souls

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    Yes he is.
     
  19. The Reed

    The Reed Red Belt

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    In that case there's loads of losses that need to be counted. Like Shamrock vs. Kimbo 1. I'm all for it personally.
     
  20. THECYNDlCATE

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    I've had fighters lose that way and I've also filed the loses for other fighters that have lost that way.

    Of course, I am speaking for Vegas only. But once you weight in, there is no backing out without a loss.
     

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