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Fedor Says You Should Calm Down About His Sambo Loss

Fedor Emelianenko
(‘It would be pleasure to hurt hand on your face very much.’)

Fedor Emelianenko broke his silence about his Combat Sambo loss this past weekend, telling Dave Meltzer that it’s no biggie. Sambo’s just something he does for shits and giggles. MMA is what he does for money:

“My Bulgarian opponent wasn’t a surprise,” said Emelianenko through an interpreter. “I always understand there could be the possibility of losing a bout. My opponent was European champion in combat sambo. But for me, sambo is a hobby. I enjoy participating in the sport, but it’s a different sport. It’s a sport scored based on throws and being taken to the ground. That’s happened to me in MMA with [Kazuyuki] Fujita and [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira. It’s not my occupation or my work, which is MMA. I think the result would be different under MMA rules.”

It’s not quite ‘Oh, Snap!’ worthy, but in Fedor terms that’s about as close to shit-talking as he usually likes to get. He makes a valid point, though. Sambo isn’t a real fight, and anyway he lost on points. Word has it that he flew in from Thailand not long before the match, and a source who spoke to Fedor at the actual event tells Cage Potato that the Russian doesn’t really seem too excited about Sambo these days, and may be doing it more out of patriotic obligation than anything else.

In other words, don’t get your hopes up, Andrei Arlovski. Fedor hasn’t fallen off just yet.

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Anonymous- January 6, 2009 at 10:39 am
Everyone has an off day.. it was bound to happen. Chill
MMAfan85- December 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm
you lost all credibility by putting kimbo on that list
Randall Schwartz- November 22, 2008 at 5:40 pm
>and a source who spoke to Fedor at the actual event tells Cage Potato that the Russian >doesn’t really seem too excited about Sambo these day

Considering that Fedor doesnt EVER seem too excited about anything, let me just add BULLSHIT!!

At best your imaginary boyfriend crossed Fedor's path and probably yelled from 300ft away, "Hey Fedor,, ruuuuuule." to which Fedor gave his usual expression. Im sure that's the extent of the contact and theoretically he DID speak to Fedor.

So to make yourself feel important, you used the lame 'sources say' in front of shit you usually make up.

its ok, this is a site to jerk off to. Its not like we expect any news, integrity or hard work besides gloming other peoples work.
I expect accuracy and journalism here as much as I expect it at TMZ or PerezHilton, two more sites that are made to whack off to.
eelcozy- November 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm
Oh. Now I've read the rest of the comments.
Anonymous- November 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm
not a bad list except werdum beat gonzaga twice and barnetts better than arlovski
eelcozy- November 21, 2008 at 5:34 pm
Why would Mir be under Lesnar? And why Is Arlovski above Barnett?
Anonymous- November 21, 2008 at 5:10 pm
HW top 10

10. Frank mir
9. brock lesnar
8. tim sylvia
5. Couture
2. Noguiera
1. fedor
Derly- November 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm
Maybe Fedor Rules is just trolling. I mean he seriously got all your panties in a bunch. That seems almost intentional. I'm going to give him benefit of the doubt and say he made that list on purpose just to piss you off.

GJ trolling Fedor Rules.

CP is probably one of the easiest sites to troll on since you don't have to make a real account to comment articles. It's harder you have to sign up and everyone starts to remember the last time that same person was trolling.
mayhem420- November 21, 2008 at 11:57 am
@Fedor Rules:
Dude WTF are you doing even posting this crap?
10. Hong Man Choi - Fuck you
9. Dan Severn - WHAT????
8. Mirko Filipovic - ok maybe if you still go on previous accolades
7. Mark Hunt - what???
6. Kimbo Slice - fuck you, thats it you are tool....
5. James Thompson - What?? - Dude even Kimbo beat this guy and you rank him higher? Stop doing drugs NOW!
4. Brock Lesnar - What?? - Not even top 10 yet.
3. Josh Barnett - 5 at best
2. Tim Sylvia - what??? - maybe 8 or 9 yes but 2?
1. Fedor

You got 2 people on that list that are top 10... maybe 4 if you feel bad for Cro Cop and Timmay....
Do you even watch MMA? Stop posting now before you hurt your self.
Oh and dont ever have kids.
Dagnut- November 21, 2008 at 11:12 am
@ fedor rules?? you watch the same sport as us? tim silvia?james thompson? hahaha when did you cut and paste this from an article 3 years ago?
cro crop looks finshed s well..what about loss to couture doesnt put him out of the top fact he's my tip to beat Lesnar.
what about Andrea Arlovski? You don't think Heath Herring wouldn't beat kimbo? an average 205er can beat kimbo you fruit cake..Dan Severn? yeah maybe if you bought a Delorean and went back to 1998
Asbel- November 21, 2008 at 11:04 am
Another thing to consider is, if Fedor was UFC champ and lost in an amature mma fight like combat sambo, would that embarrass the UFC? Looks like most fans don't think so.
cr_trinity- November 21, 2008 at 3:23 am
Now now, just calm down. Those panties will eventually untwist, and you'll be able to wash those stains out as well.
UFC fan- November 21, 2008 at 2:57 am
It's funny how after he loses "its just a hobby", but when it comes to signing a contract with your REAL job you can't sign it cause you gotta go play your Hobby ass sambo shit, but it is so damn important to him he can't and wont sign cause UFC didn't want to let him.
Make up your mind you russian retard, is it EVERYTHING or just a nothing sport?
I think fedor is full of shit.....not to mention a damn coward poser.
Thrasher- November 20, 2008 at 10:27 pm
It for sure would be a different fight if it was MMA Rules. Fedor would have Knocked him out or Submitted him! For SURE!
The Don- November 20, 2008 at 9:55 pm
Fedor Rules.. Seriously.. You have Kimbo Slice in the top 10... Most don't have him in their top 50, Nog only getting honorable mention? Tim Sylvia #2? Everyone on that list including your honorable mentions would destroy kimbo. No offense as stated above your #1 and #3 picks might be the only two you came close to getting correct.

As for Fedor Losing.. He competes in so many more Sambo matches a year compared to MMA he is bound to lose there its just the law of large numbers.. in MMA with the different rule set it favors Fedor more then in Sambo.. all a person needs is one or two good or lucky throws and they can win with out Fedor taking any real damage..
Asbel- November 20, 2008 at 9:30 pm
How is combat sambo not anymore 'real fighting' then mma besides the headgear? I don't know the complete rules so I'm curious. Looks like all the major components of a fight is in it. Pride and UFC has different rules too. Pride lets you wear a gi and UFC scoring is heavily based on takedowns. Combat sambo looks to be at least amateur mma.
eleventhsun- November 20, 2008 at 8:56 pm
what is Fedor Rules smoking? Hong man choi? Kimbo Slice?
Julian- November 20, 2008 at 8:23 pm
The only thing I personally find unprofessional about cagepotato is that as soon as a fighter loses a fight your reporters start to put him down, trying to mark the statements made concerning the fight as 'shit-talking'. You might want to consider not overdoing that as it does not help the overal professional attitude of this website.

(Kimbo slice deserved to be made fun of, though.)
Anonymous- November 20, 2008 at 7:24 pm
You missed Butterbean!
Anonymous- November 20, 2008 at 7:17 pm
i think you have some serious holes in that top ten you got 1 and 3 right tho
cr_trinity- November 20, 2008 at 7:14 pm
You are aware that you're supposed to remove the plastic before you smoke a cigar yeah? And glue is meant to be an adhesive, not an agent to be sniffed.

1= correct
3= correct
Everything else indicates you're a prepubescent little Sherdogger.
Fedor Rules- November 20, 2008 at 7:11 pm
Seriously until he loses a real fight not a fluke one he will be the greatest of all time. Top 10 HW in the world
10. Hong Man Choi
9. Dan Severn
8. Mirko Filipovic
7. Mark Hunt
6. Kimbo Slice
5. James Thompson
4. Brock Lesnar
3. Josh Barnett
2. Tim Sylvia
1. Fedor

In that order let me know what you think.
(Hon. Mention:Pedro Rizzo, Randy Couture, Big Nog, Cheick Kongo, Ricco Rodriguez, Mark Coleman)
Anonymous- November 20, 2008 at 7:06 pm
@ spenny I don't think CP ever suggested he was falling off. actually just the opposite w this post
Neo- November 20, 2008 at 7:05 pm
Fedor after he got finished mating a bear in the Russian wilderness. Apparently he had to use his pimp hand!!
tom- November 20, 2008 at 6:47 pm
i didn't know that Fedor went as Tim Sylvia (after the mir fight) for halloween? realistic lookin costume with the fake cast and all.