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Fedor Emelianenko Doesn’t Care if You’re Drowsy

Like most of you, I was all-kinds-of-psyched when I heard that HDNet would be broadcasting the entire Yarennoka! New Year’s Eve show live from Tokyo. But I never stopped to think about the logistics until today, when MMA Junkie reported that the broadcast will begin at 6 a.m. ET. True, the event will be re-broadcast at 3:00 p.m., and I do possess a DVR, but I kind of feel like it’s my responsibility as an MMA fan and as a blogger to watch this thing live. For the first time in my life, I envy people on the West Coast, who could party all night Sunday, then roll home at 3 a.m. and relax on the couch with a formaldehyde-dipped blunt, or whatever it is they do out there, and watch the action until the sun comes up. Not me — I have to get to bed at a reasonable hour so I don’t oversleep. Fuckin’ time zones, right?!

Since “Yarennoka!” (rough translation: “Can you do it?”) means nothing to Americans, HDNet is presenting the broadcast under the banner “HDNet Fights: Fedor Returns.” The fight card is still unofficial, but here’s what the website is saying:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi
Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias “JZ Calvan” Calvancante
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kazuo Misaki
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luis Azeredo
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Gilbert Melendez
Makoto Takimoto vs. Murilo Bustamante

Ricardo Arona and Aleksander Emelianenko may still show up, but their opponents haven’t been officially announced.

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Fred- December 21, 2007 at 8:22 pm
Dude, if getting up at 6am to watch a decent card like this is a problem for you (even after a night of partying), then that's not something you should want to admit on a website. 6 am is not a big deal. Get your 3 hours of sleep and set your alarm. LOL.