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Old 02-12-2011, 02:01 AM   #31
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Im really excited for this event. Im rooting for fedor ofcourse.. even though IMO he has a weak nickname. "The last emperor" really? Well i admit i dont know the background/reason why he is called that way. Does it have something to do with him being from russia or something? Anyway if fedor wins the tournament that could sum up his career. He will definitely go up in the p2p ranking list, maybe enter the top 3 or 4. He could retire afterward and be remembered as the best HW for a long time.

He could retire today and most people would remember him as the best HW ever.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:14 AM   #32
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Im really excited for this event. Im rooting for fedor ofcourse.. even though IMO he has a weak nickname. "The last emperor" really? Well i admit i dont know the background/reason why he is called that way.

http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f61/fe...86/index3.html
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:15 AM   #33
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Fedor was the last Pride FC, the best MMA company in the world back then, Heavyweight champion.

What happened to Pride? I didn't follow MMA back then and all I know they had really good fighters.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:22 AM   #34
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Im really excited for this event. Im rooting for fedor ofcourse.. even though IMO he has a weak nickname. "The last emperor" really? Well i admit i dont know the background/reason why he is called that way. Does it have something to do with him being from russia or something? Anyway if fedor wins the tournament that could sum up his career. He will definitely go up in the p2p ranking list, maybe enter the top 3 or 4. He could retire afterward and be remembered as the best HW for a long time.

His legacy has long since been sealed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Emelianenko

/\ Details his accolades very well. His MMA resume is staggering.


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What happened to Pride? I didn't follow MMA back then and all I know they had really good fighters.

UFC owners bought them out, thus why a lot of their great fighters signed contracts with UFC. Sucks because Pride was a great legit organization and the UFC is borderline WWE anymore.

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Old 02-12-2011, 03:49 AM   #35
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UFC owners bought them out, thus why a lot of their great fighters signed contracts with UFC. Sucks because Pride was a great legit organization and the UFC is borderline WWE anymore.


I loved Pride, but let's not get it twisted. They made a living off of having imbalanced "freak show" fights, and many fights have been proven to be fixed. The judging system was nonsensical, and as bad, or worse, than the current UFC (Boxing) scoring system.

And Pride didn't go out of business because of the UFC. It was eventually revealed that the Yakuza (Japanese Mob) was running the organization, and because of the shame involved Pride lost it's TV contract, which was the primary source of funding for the events.


The UFC saw a chance to deal a deathblow to their biggest competitor, and overpaid (IMO) for the rights to entire Pride video library (excluding some Fedor fights).



Like I said, I loved Pride, but it had plenty of it's own problems.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:40 AM   #36
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I loved Pride, but let's not get it twisted. They made a living off of having imbalanced "freak show" fights, and many fights have been proven to be fixed. The judging system was nonsensical, and as bad, or worse, than the current UFC (Boxing) scoring system.

And Pride didn't go out of business because of the UFC. It was eventually revealed that the Yakuza (Japanese Mob) was running the organization, and because of the shame involved Pride lost it's TV contract, which was the primary source of funding for the events.


The UFC saw a chance to deal a deathblow to their biggest competitor, and overpaid (IMO) for the rights to entire Pride video library (excluding some Fedor fights).



Like I said, I loved Pride, but it had plenty of it's own problems.

yesss. thanks for saying that since i was about to post it. all the sponsors pulled out of pride when it was reported it was yakuza-funded. that just made it prime roadkill for ufc. if it wasn't for yakuza, it wouldn't be out of the realm that pride would still be here.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:38 AM   #37
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I loved Pride, but let's not get it twisted. They made a living off of having imbalanced "freak show" fights, and many fights have been proven to be fixed. The judging system was nonsensical, and as bad, or worse, than the current UFC (Boxing) scoring system.

And Pride didn't go out of business because of the UFC. It was eventually revealed that the Yakuza (Japanese Mob) was running the organization, and because of the shame involved Pride lost it's TV contract, which was the primary source of funding for the events.


The UFC saw a chance to deal a deathblow to their biggest competitor, and overpaid (IMO) for the rights to entire Pride video library (excluding some Fedor fights).



Like I said, I loved Pride, but it had plenty of it's own problems.


many fights is pushing it. there were some early worked fights involving guys like tanaka. But certainly not many in later pride events.

japanese people liked freakshow fights. But don't kid yourself, Pride had more stacked cards than UFC ever had.


I hope Arlovski doesn't get embarrased in this tournament. The man's career is on respirator. Hopefully josh barnett gets beat, can't stand cheaters.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #38
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SHOWTIME is the shit. I don't know how they manage to get all those promoters, fighters, advisors, lawyers, trainers, egos together and agree and put together venues and such... but they have this, the super 6, and the bantamweight tourney in Boxing starting in a few weeks.

As a fight fan I'm over here doing this

Fedor takes this btw, wouldn't be surprised if it was Overeem though.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:04 PM   #39
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so i was just checking some fedor highlights and found this awesome breakdown of his loss against werdum, i dont know if you guys have seen this or not, buts its really cool stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1N23qOTqZo

pretty good channel, they break down a couple of other fights too
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #40
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I know it's slightly offtopic but I'm looking for a youtube link to one of Pride fc (though I'm not sure if it was pride:/ ) opening clips that used led zeppelin's 'kashmir' as the background music.

if anyone knows what I'm talking about - please help:]
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:26 PM   #41
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The Emperor of Russia has flown to the United Stares to go on a hunting trip for the elusive Bigfoot. Will the hunter become the hunted?

Lets enjoy this occasion with a shot of ice cold vodka, followed by another one.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:28 PM   #42
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any links?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:38 PM   #43
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any links?

http://tkohub.com/strikeforce-fedor-...line#more-7808

i'm contemplating ordering this on comcast if i get it on demand. this GP is gonna be dope. go strikeforce, showtime and hdnet! war fedor!
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:41 PM   #44
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What time thiis starting?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:53 PM   #45
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http://tkohub.com/strikeforce-fedor-...line#more-7808

i'm contemplating ordering this on comcast if i get it on demand. this GP is gonna be dope. go strikeforce, showtime and hdnet! war fedor!
Pre lims....nice

Igor with a nice arm traingle but hes a gracie so its expected
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