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Fedor Loses. At Sambo. Does It Matter?

(Would it kill the Sambo guys to put on some pants?)

Fedor Emelianenko actually lost a fight this weekend. Sort of. Competing in the World Combat Sambo Championships, Fedor lost on points (8-5) in the semi-finals to Bulgarian Blagoi Ivanov, who went on to win the gold medal. Fedor won the bronze after his opponent in the third-place match conceded without a fight. So…does this mean he’s no longer the world’s best heavyweight?

No. Of course it doesn’t mean that. Jesus, it’s just Sambo. Would you calm down? In case you’re wondering whether this Ivanov character is some preternatural fighting genius who’s set to take over the world, he probably isn’t. Fedor beat him earlier this year at the Russian Federation President’s Cup. It just so happens that Ivanov got his revenge this time, and you could make a strong case that Fedor’s been distracted by running around filming movies and hawking Affliction in the past few months.

Fighters Only floated a rumor that Affliction had already signed Ivanov to a contract, but MMA Rated has talked to VP Tom Atencio and he says it isn’t true. The way things go in Affliction, someone else in the company may very well contradict that statement tomorrow.

Long story short: Sambo isn’t MMA, so this isn’t a sign that Fedor is washed up. It is, however, wonderfully ironic when you consider that Fedor’s burning desire to continue to do Sambo was part of his problem with the restrictive UFC contract. Just think, it could have been him beating Randy Couture this weekend. At least then he wouldn’t have had to fight that mean old Bulgarian guy.

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Fedor Sucks- February 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm
you must be the dumbest fuck around, only losses have come from fedor, RETARD U ARE?

Frank Mir just shit kicked him

once again u must be the dumbest fuck around
Fedor Sucks- February 25, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Just read the name, it says it all
so suck my nuts
pride never dies- January 2, 2009 at 10:08 am
stfu ufc nuthuggers
fuckin asswipes
fedor would murder anyone in the UFC HW divison
end of discussion
Anonymous- December 17, 2008 at 6:23 pm
fedor is the man! u fags need to stop hateing, that includes dana white! funny how all u haters keep saying fedor sucks, why dont u fags listen to what other fighters have to say about him, they all say he's the best. so all u fukin TUF nerds shut the fuck up and be a real MMA fan, appreciate greatness!
krh195- November 17, 2008 at 5:02 pm
why is everyone matching up UFC fighters vs Affliction fighters??(I'm pretty sure thats not going to happen) am I missing something here?? Does the UFC get along with affliction all of a sudden??
mayhem420- November 17, 2008 at 12:19 pm
@The Descendent of Hercules:
Big Nog lost to Dan Henderson, Josh Barnett and Fedor twice, the other Fedor fight was a NC. He also went to a draw with Tsuyoshi Kohsaka.

Tim Sylvia lost to Fedor in 36 or 37 seconds and it took Frank Mir 40 seconds (I think) to break his arm and win the title.
So dont use Timmay as a gage of how good Fedor is.
The Descendent of Hercules- November 17, 2008 at 11:47 am
Nog's only losses have come to the hands of Fedor (3 times), Fedor took out Silvia quicker than anyone could dream of in the UFC and you guys still doubt him??

Fedor will run through Lesnar like the little biatch that he is. It wouldnt even be a good fight, just another hardy ass-whoopin. You think Affliction doesnt have good competition at heavyweight? OK, thats right, I forgot how "stacked" the UFC's heavyweight division is... Fucking retards! keep sucking on Dana's balls.....
boink- November 17, 2008 at 8:58 am
lets wait for nog-mir and see how brock defend his title against them. only time will tell.
Anonymous #2- November 17, 2008 at 8:16 am
man, makes me laugh. "fedor hasn't fought any credible fighters in years". he has beaten all of them that were in any position to fight him in the first place. now since he is affliction, he will be able to beat more top fighters. To be honest, a fight b/t him & Arlovski/Barnett are the only fights that he really needs to win before not needing to prove himself further. some people might add in Lesnar... fine, so be it but I think aleksander would pick apart Lesnar and eventually KO / TKO him.
Michael- November 17, 2008 at 8:07 am
THat mean "old" guy is just 22 yo.
cr_trinity- November 17, 2008 at 6:42 am
Isn't that a moot point? He's human; of course he's beatable. He just happens however to have supremely good technique in MMA and that has earnt him the enmity and scorn of the Dana Marks who like personas over good technical fighters.

Like the Shawn Michaels of the UFC Randy Couture.
Anthony- November 17, 2008 at 5:10 am
Fedor is not indestructable. He is beatable.
Anonymous- November 17, 2008 at 3:52 am
damn right it matters, matters to arlovski hes now facing a pissed off fedor coming off a loss. Haha things just went from bad to worse for the ol pitbull.
Fedor- November 17, 2008 at 3:04 am
Hey Trinity how taste my pee pee peeeee?
I don't understand- November 17, 2008 at 1:22 am
I agree with you guys, Fedor Rules! He beat Tim Sylvia what more do you guys want? TS is still the #2 HW out there Randy got lucky and Fedor owned him. Open your fucking eyes people!
cr_trinity- November 17, 2008 at 12:05 am
Does Dana's shit taste sweet or something? I'd really like those who have their heads up his ass on a constant basis to tell me. And to people who think Fedor hasn't faced top competition: think for yourself and stop parroting Verbatim Dana Fucking White Propaganda. He has owned the Interim Heavyweight Champion twice.

Oh and when Lesnar beats Nog (which I don't want to happen but unfortunately can't see NOT happening) will you guys start hating on him too? Why bother using logic with retards, I ask myself over and over. And fucking over.
K.- November 16, 2008 at 11:39 pm
Can you suck Fedors ball any harder?
sodak- November 16, 2008 at 11:30 pm
irrational fedor hater well said, i hate when i hear people say he hasn't fought anybody who the hell hasn't he fought? whos left? the only person left is barnett who'll he'll be fighting soon. i wish randy would of lost to fedor instead of brock he could of went out with a lot more dignity. losing to the best wouldve been better than losing to a guy like lesnar.
Anonymous- November 16, 2008 at 11:29 pm
LMAO That was funny AA!! I'm sorry irrational i didnt see someone knocking his past wins or record, Put into question is his current state as you see in all my posts atleast it asks wut hes done in the last 3-4 years i notice you failed to answer that part of the topic oooohhhh did he take out Hung Man Choi?? now that right there should catapult you into iconic status for the next 10 years in MMA. I've noticed you Fedor lovers never can stay on topic while speaking about him. I don't know if I've ever seen anyone say that he is not a good fighter that he doesn't have a stellar past but if your only gonna fight top tier fighters 1 every 3 years you better expect some heat for that!
Anonymous Anonymous- November 16, 2008 at 10:34 pm
Anonymous, you mother fucker, you're not fooling me, you big goofy bastard. I know who you are. Just because Arlovski broke your arm, doesn't mean he is a top rated guy. Anonymous, or shall I say, Sylvia, get over it, you lost to a top ranked guy who has the record of a world champ. Go ahead and look that one up. I am sure you think the WWF has all the REAL tough guys there.
Irrational Fedor-hater- November 16, 2008 at 10:09 pm
Fedor sucks! He hasn't beaten anyone! Except UFC's current interim champ twice, and their former champ in 36 seconds...wait. Give me a second on that argument...

Well, he hasn't beaten top-level competition in a while, unlike Lesnar. I mean, UFC's current champ has a long list of top competition he has beaten, like a 45-year old Couture who hasn't fought in over a year...and Heath Herring....and...and...well, I guess that's it. I'll get back to you on that one too.
Cap'n- November 16, 2008 at 9:55 pm
Howard the Duck couldn't even beat him in a Howard the Duck Look-a-like contest.
Anonymous- November 16, 2008 at 9:52 pm
And ill finish about my friend writing his book... no I don't think it matters if he lost a Sambo match, I don't care about Sambo I watch MMA. I wanna see him fight the toughest guys in the world but he gets fed can's and these lambs believe he's the second coming give it a rest!
farias- November 16, 2008 at 9:51 pm
If i beat Fedor in a Howard the Duck Look-a-like contest, would that make me the #1 heavyweight?
hahaha- November 16, 2008 at 9:47 pm
i personally think if it was mma rules, fedor would have destroyed him

see for yourself