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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum: The Video


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Marvin8- June 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm
I agree with robosapiens as well.
I believe that Ali did this with the Spinks fight when Ali lost with 8:1 odds.
Came back to crush Spinks and regain the title for the 3rd time with ease.

Yes, it's all about the money, and this fight was to make Fedor and his managers rich. He's set now. Watch him come back to kick some major ass. No way that Fedor stumbled into a double submission unintentionally. And btw, I'm not a big Fedor worshipper.
ArmFarmer- June 28, 2010 at 8:10 am
Robosapiens has it all figured out..

You really let you're knowledge shine on that one, especially the part about how they will bet on Fedor next time and make even more money because he will be the underdog. You have such a brilliant grasp of mma and gambling.. because you know every time a fighter loses he's automatically a big underdog the next time they fight...

Like Serra in his rematch with GSP.. wait GSP was favored.. like Bj Penn and Frankie Edgar.. wait BJ is still favored to win the rematch..

Idiot..

I'd also like to know why you think everyone in the world was betting on Fedor. If you ask around here you will probably find a lot more people that bet on Werdum, considering you could actually make some money. Why would I even bother risking a 100$ bet on Fedor to win like 5$? I'd rather bet 5 on Werdum for a chance to win a 100.. I don't know what the actual numbers are that's just an exmaple.
wreegar- June 28, 2010 at 6:14 am
Hmmmm? So apparently even if you beat him you get a title shot against the Strikeforce Champ but he still gets to keep the M1 title. They should have given him that belt for beating him . Then unify it during the reem fight .
darciesdaddy- June 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm
Actually, someone acquited on a technicality is 'not guilty', which is different than 'innocent'. Hell, even being acquited by a jury doesn't even mean that you're innocent. I'm certain OJ could back me up on that. Hopefully he will chime in, if he has internet access.

On the matter of Fedor's record, I'll come down in the middle on that debate. A loss is a loss on the record books, and ten years later it really doesn't matter. On the other side, if THIS loss had been by a lucky cut on the eyeball by some freak sharp edge of the glove (ala Couture/Belfort) in the first minute, I don't think as many people would be saying 'TOLD YOU!!!' about Fedor, either.

Viva Hate- June 27, 2010 at 7:27 pm
@joe sons balls,

Why? What is it listed in the record books as? A loss, so therefore it is a loss. It may have been on a technicality but it is still a loss. If someone is found innocent on the basis of a technicality they are still innocent, same goes for a loss.
Callahan618- June 27, 2010 at 10:41 am
Speaking of hand picked...Brock Lesnar? Rofl.
joe sons balls- June 27, 2010 at 10:02 am
im going with robosapiens post. it makes the most sense other than fedor really did have an insanely retarded lapse of judgment which i guess is just as possible.
joe sons balls- June 27, 2010 at 10:00 am
'actually his second I know the first one was garbage but a loss is a loss.'

why do people think this way? a loss is NOT a loss when its complete 100% bullshit that everyone in the known universe can agree on.
pixieplata- June 27, 2010 at 9:13 am
The part about the Russian bookies is a good point, I know very little about betting in Russia, but I do know there are many options to place bets and receive payouts. Before the fight I told my friends it made sense to me that he would lose quick and without injury to a guy who would still show him the utmost respect, and when he would have one fight left on his contract to avenge his loss. Of course it is speculation, this is a comment board where we share our thoughts.

" nothing is true everything is permitted"
cecils_pupils- June 27, 2010 at 8:50 am
While I like the theory that Vadim got Fedor to take a dive, I find it hard to believe. My fiancee is Russian so I know what you are saying could very well be true... however, one thing you never want to do is fuck with Russian mob bosses. Methinks the only way this could have been pulled off would be for Vadim to be betting with non-Russian bookies. Really, does it make sense to risk your families health/life to throw a fight and make a killing in the payout when you will likely lose your life or someone you love's life in the process? I don't think so.... too far fetched. On a smaller scale, sure - we all know his little brother just fought a guy who took an obvious dive, but on this level? - no fuckin' way.

So unless you can somehow prove/provide some evidence that Fedor/Vadim/M-1 set this up as a fix then it is just speculation.
dogpt3- June 27, 2010 at 8:34 am
@ Robosapiens - You honestly think that this was the fight they decided to take a dive and win a bunch of money? Every fight Fedor has, he is a huge favorite and his opponent is a big underdog. If you are right, then he is probably retiring and this was the Last Emperors last payday.
dogpt3- June 27, 2010 at 8:31 am
@ roughouse It's not the fact that he lost a fight, he's still a good fighter, its just that he got exposed for having so many hand picked fights that had he been fighting legit fighters, he would probably have a few more losses under his belt. All this does is strengthen the UFC brand. Werdum now has wins over Overeem and Fedor yet isnt good enough to hang in the UFC. If Fedor wants to save face and actually prove that he is as good as people think, his only option now is to go to the UFC, man up and take some tough fights. It will be interesting to see what god tells him.

Oh, and why wouldnt Werdum celebrate? He just beat the best heavyweight of all time ever in any galaxy
pixieplata- June 27, 2010 at 7:39 am
Thank you robosapiens, I knew I could not be the only one who saw the benefits of Fedor taking a dive into not one but two submissions in the first round. Lots of rich Russians today if you ask me. What actually caused the tap besides money, was it the triangle choke, or the arm bar? By the way I thought this before the fight started.
Plan B- June 27, 2010 at 7:35 am
I think the "dethroned champion" comment comes from the WAMMA title, which IIRC M-1 said would be on the line for Fedor no matter the fight.

Definitely Fedor's biggest mistake was getting involved with M-1 (zomg M is just W upside-down, W....W....'W'ERDUM! We should've seen this coming!). I'm sure UFC will still go after Fedor, but M-1 better not be expecting larger offers or acceptence of cross-promotion now.
TheWisestWizard- June 27, 2010 at 7:20 am
Haha I was thinking the same thing. But remember Couture is on the cover too. So maybe Lights Out will knock his ass out and make us all shit our pants again.
TheMadness- June 27, 2010 at 7:15 am
I laugh when people think this is bad for Fedor's chances to get in the UFC. Without the stupid stadium in Russia/co-promotion bullshit, he might actually work out a contract this time around.
rangerrexxx- June 27, 2010 at 6:28 am
"WOW!" Good luck negotiating with the UFC now... Fedor needs to tell M1 Global to f**k off and get serious about his future in MMA. No Fedor vs Overeem... Sad. Fedor NEEDS to go to the UFC. A lot of interesting match ups to be made... Lets hope so. Fedor is still the man. All warriors lose eventually.
Viva Hate- June 27, 2010 at 6:28 am
I hate the announcers, the champion loses, Fedor is not the Strikeforce champion and Fedor suffers his first loss, actually his second I know the first one was garbage but a loss is a loss.
tallkitchenbags- June 27, 2010 at 6:18 am
werdum played this well, but fedor is still the man. i just hope the last emperor fights a few more before packing it in.
Clyde- June 27, 2010 at 4:17 am
God damn reality. You ruin everything.
roughouse- June 27, 2010 at 3:11 am
So, Fedor finally lost. Yes, FINALLY. He has lost 2 fights...EVER...and the first lost was a doctor stoppage, so can you really say its the end of anything other than a win streak? Fuck everybodys got to lose 1 or 2. Look at how many Randy Couture has lost? You got no right to talk shit about Fedor losing 2 fights EVER when that is half as many fights as your heavyweight champ has ever had.

BTW, Werdum looked like a fucking douchebag jumping over the cage to "celebrate."
belou- June 27, 2010 at 2:50 am
so who here would like to see Fedor's little (big) bro Alex coem and defend his honor?
I think that would be sweet.
Hinarf- June 27, 2010 at 2:44 am
You are a retard. It distracts you from what is actually meaningfull, yet all things are senseless. So you are saying that no matter what you believe in, it's meaningless and senseless? Stop smoking weed and making posts. You are retarded.
MMA21- June 27, 2010 at 2:16 am
I was listening to Sharp's Cruse from the legend of zelda ost while I read your comment. Must say it went amazing with your comment, lol.
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 27, 2010 at 1:47 am
This is only trivial sporting entertainment. Like most of the petty endeavors humanity embarks upon it is essentially meaningless and impermanent. I view this entertainment in an attempt to pass time in a state of mental preoccupation giving my mind a rest from the burden of despising every aspect of human life. Like all things in the material universe it lacks any semblance of meaning or truth beyond a subjective perspective of what is actually meaningful. Like all things it is senseless. Like all things it is fleeting and impermanent. I find it a worthwhile distraction as I await the only true and absolute force in the known universe: dissipation.
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