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Fedor Hurt His Hand, Broke His Nose, But Never Felt Like He Was in Danger

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Unsurprisingly, Fedor Emelianenko insisted that he was never hurt, scared, or even just a tad bit concerned during his fight with Brett Rogers, which must really make "The Grimm" feel great about himself as he listens from a few feet away.  Fedor’s ability to downplay everything with his flippant phrases may be intact, but he left the Sears Center with a broken nose and an injured left hand.  Emelianenko went to the hospital after the press conference and came back with his left hand in a soft cast, though the extent of the damage isn’t known at this point. 

As for how Strikeforce did in the ratings game, the numbers aren’t in on the main event yet, since it actually began after primetime, but early returns have CBS averaging 3.79 million viewers with last night’s MMA presentation.  That puts them well behind "Law & Order" reruns on NBC and, yes, "America’s Most Wanted" on Fox, but they are said to be pleased with the 1.7/6 ratings share among men aged 18-49, which, as you’ll recall, they aren’t used to getting on a Saturday night.

In related news, who the hell is watching "America’s Most Wanted"?  Come on, people.  According to the ratings, 5.49 million people sat down at 9 pm last night and watched a show about people who should be in jail but, for the moment, are not.  And this somehow did better than actual, live fighting?  Someone please explain it to me.


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halfbreed23- November 9, 2009 at 7:39 pm
Maybe we need to get some MMA fighters on Americas Most Wanted so we can grab those folks attention? Maybe Junie will flip out again.
Flav- November 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm
It may be because he didn't break his nose like everyone speculated. This previous cut was reopened but it turns out he did not break. Also, it's the same thumb that he dislocated previously. Since Rogers did not appear to have attacked Fedor's thumb, it's a good bet he hit Rogers so hard that he broke dislocated it himself.
Norman- November 9, 2009 at 7:21 am
How can people say Fedor has no personality, his Mikhail Gorbachev imitation in this interview is HILARIOUS!!
BobSapp- November 8, 2009 at 11:31 pm
Can you teach me fedor?
BigCountrysCholesterol- November 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm
@ Soda

As a native of Alabama, I can speak for the entire community when I say that we are more of a "Cops" type of crowd. America's most wanted is SO Mississippi.
Savageleto- November 8, 2009 at 8:03 pm
@ Old_Balls..

Are you huffing rubber cement ?
Soda Popinski- November 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm
roughly 5.49 million people make up the population of alabama.

StYoung- November 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm
And this whole time I thought people spent their Saturday nights watching "Cats 101" on Animal Planet.
KillDozer- November 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm
I like Dateline on ID, but this America's Most Wanted show is like watching some crappy wrestler pin somebody down for an hour. boring.
One Two- November 8, 2009 at 11:53 am
I'm not a shields fan but i like JJ and he usually is pretty game but he didn't even try anything just made sure to hold mayhem down and keep position. i actually wasn't that bored because i was expecting mayhem to get up and nail him or pull something off, but everyone whos not a MMA junkie probabally hated it. I'd rather see someone go for the win and lose than win like that I'll never be a shields fan.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- November 8, 2009 at 11:34 am
Fedor crapped his short-shorts,
swallowed his own tongue
and urinated blood

....but at no time did he feel he was in any danger.

@ One Two:

Dude, I'm a huge Shields fan, but that match sure was a snoozer. Jake's usually a pretty exciting fighter, but Mayhem came out looking a lot better of the two.

TheArtof8Limbs- November 8, 2009 at 11:33 am
In Russia, nose break you.
K.E.G.- November 8, 2009 at 11:33 am
who won?
One Two- November 8, 2009 at 11:31 am
old people and lack of advertising is my guess.

i just heard an NFL announcer call Tommy harris's ejection punch a "Fedor Emielanenko." haha
ChuChu- November 8, 2009 at 11:22 am
I used to date an otherwise normal girl who absolutely loved america's most wanted. I tried to get her to explain it to me because it made no sense to me but she said she just liked it.
One Two- November 8, 2009 at 11:21 am
wonder how many people changed the channael after watching Shields bro clinch mayhem for 20 minutes. i didn't expect Shields to be such a bitch i was actually looking forward to that fight.