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Jeff Monson Wants Fedor, Then The World

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Jeff Monson, the hardest-working anarchist in MMA, is ready for a real challenge.  After submitting Sergei Kharitonov at Dream.8, he’s decided that he is now ready for Fedor Emelianenko, and he’s imploring Dream to make it happen for him:

“My goal in DREAM is to fight the best. Ultimately, I want to fight Fedor. If DREAM could set that up it would be great.”

Whoa there, Snowman.  Let’s back up a second.  I know you’re riding high off your string of rapid-fire victories, including a very questionable decision over Roy Nelson (who then showed up in your corner at Dream.8 because that’s just the kind of guy "Big Country" is, always willing to help a brother out).  But the climb up the heavyweight ladder doesn’t usually go Roy Nelson, Sergei Maslobojev, Sergei Kharitonov, and then Fedor.  

Honestly, of the heavyweights not locked down in the UFC right now, is there anyone fans are interested in seeing Fedor fight aside from Josh Barnett?  Monson’s a quality opponent, and his willingness to fight every single weekend against whoever you got is admirable, but a compelling test for Fedor he is not. 

The bout also lacks sufficient sideshow appeal for a Fedor-in-Japan fight, so the chances of this happening seem slim.  But we know why Monson wants it.  Dude needs the payday.  Especially with his mounting lawyer bills, due to, as he puts it, “some legal issues in the U.S. due to my stance against the Iraq war.”

That’s a generous way of putting it.  In a way, it’s kind of true.  There’s also his stance against grandfather clocks.  But dammit, a man has to have some principles.

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Anonymous- April 7, 2009 at 10:39 am
Please let Monson get his ass kicked by Fedor. Please let that happen Lord.
Erick - April 7, 2009 at 8:29 am
Ain't that some sh*t. Mr. Anarchy wants and organization (governing body) to setup a fight for him. This dude should really setup a giant wheel like the price is right style and he should spin it to find his next opponent. I would love to see a slot for 2 dobermans and a gun-slinging army ranger as possible fight options in this wheel. I mean let's face it anarchy means anything can happen, Right Jeff?
Danal White- April 7, 2009 at 7:34 am
Yeah, who the hell is the Monsoon to want to get to the top so quickly?

I mean that's waht the WWUFC is about.

He can be 2-1 there and get a title shot no problem.
Ketamine 4Kids- April 7, 2009 at 5:39 am
Monson's a badass, but I think Fedor should just fight Chuck Norris and shut up all the trash talkers for good
BackbaconBilly- April 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm
While I do agree that Fedor will lose ( perhaps this year ) it won't be to Jeff, and as regards to Monson's ability on the ground? hell, this is Fedor we are talking about people, he is as good if not BETTER on the ground and would easily submit old mosh-pit, If and when Fedor looses it won't be via submission, it'll be getting caught and getting KTFO!
Keyser Soze- April 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm
Fedor's a tough cookie, and Monson's no slouch either. I believe it's as simple as this. Fedor will NOT go undefeated until retirement. It's the nature of the fight game, fighters win and fighters lose. Though he's had a very successful run @ heavyweight, Fedor's not invincible, and he will lose sooner or later. The only question is when and by whom?

I believe Monson definitely has the skills to take him to the ground if Fedor proves to be a better striker. I also believe Monson's capable enough on the ground to win via submission other than a north/south choke. Monson's a well versed wrestler, a BJJ black belt, and even has a winning record in pro boxing bouts, though not spectacular.

Does it matter to Monson if he fights Fedor and loses? Not really, as he would've lost to arguably the best HW in the world. However, if he wins, it's an amazing upset, and major boost to his rep and pocketbook. Short of getting KO'ed, there's only upside to Monson lasting to a decision loss or a win. Fedor has much more at stake to winning, and the pressure's all on him.

I can't help but wonder how Arlovski would've fared if he didn't try the ridiculous flying knee. He was winning the round and fight up until then. If I were a gambling man, my money would be on Monson, there's much more to win than lose..
Bill C.- April 6, 2009 at 5:19 pm
Fedor would win, but it would not be a cakewalk like so many are making it out to be. Fedor by UD. He would NOT finish Monson.
WAR BONG- April 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm
"Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the face."

and everyone wants Fedor...'til they get Fedor.

but wtf...i'd watch it.
LAX- April 6, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Fedor will make him conform
Mr T.- April 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm
You guys are a bunch of fucking haters!

Put it this way.... I seriously doubt 110% that Fedor would be able to knock Jeff out.

And to my knowledge, it is very rare for someone to get a KO or TKO win over Monson, in his whole career....even LESS so in more recent times.

(Note if you watch the Pedro Rizzo / Jeff Monson fight, Jeff actually slips over after a glancing hook from Rizzo... and Monson was very much ready to defend himself whle Pedro didn't want to drop to the floor for some gnp and instead the ref calls it......dodgy, trust me.)

Monson's style is perfect for Fedor, and I reckon he'll be the first guy to beat him.

Mark my words, I'm calling it here.... don't come crying to me when you know I'm right! That time will come.

The only reason people pay Anarchy out, is because they think only Pov college students and bums get into Anarchy as such....

The only reason this happens is because many people don't have the time, spare cash and/or don't worry so much about getting cuffed for even just speaking out? People talk of starting new revolutions.....but they have a mortgage, bills and families to feed.
You're a fucking tool of society, motherfuckers.

Give Monson a fucking break you numb-nuts!
LAS- April 6, 2009 at 3:01 pm
I'm all for giving credit where credit is due, but let's not get carried away at Monson beating a Sergei Kharitonov who hasn't been in the ring for over 18 months and hardly put up a fight.
subo- April 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm

El Famous Burrito Says:
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 12:59

The first thing I thought of after seeing that picture was:

"I'm here to take your kids to see Hannah Montana."

Well, you won this thread.
Lodz- April 6, 2009 at 2:07 pm
This lacks the susbtance needed to be defined as an "article".
So Monson said that his goal in dream is to fight the best. Ultimately, he wants to fight fedor. What a fucking shocker. but notice the "ultimately". That is a key word for defining context.
Even if he came out and said "I want fedor right now, I am the fucking best eva!", this would still be pretty thin as far as worth writing more than 3 sentences on.
BackbaconBilly- April 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm
Hey, why not ask for the fight, it can't hurt him financially. He would most likely not get past the 1st minute BUT he does have that punchers chance, and since he's never been afraid to take a beat-down there is no reason not to ask for the Fedor fight.
Clue-by-Four- April 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm
Fedor would eat him for breakfast and shit him out by lunch.
That guy- April 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Monson and Kimbo Slice is more likely
El Famous Burrito- April 6, 2009 at 12:59 pm
The first thing I thought of after seeing that picture was:

"I'm here to take your kids to see Hannah Montana."
SantanaDVX- April 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm
The first thing that comes to mind when I see that picture is: White Power!!!
imalebowski- April 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm
TUF guy thinks quoting pulp fiction makes him cool. he just saw it for the first time last weekend and ordered his badass motherfucker wallet off ebay. he walks around with it sticking out of his wallet for everyone to read. "oh this? this is just my wallet, yeah, it's pretty cool. i just saw it and thought it described my personality better than i thought a wallet ever could."

on a serious note, i think monson's alot better than you all give him credit for. he just beat 2 very legit heavyweights, i saw sergei taking it and i was impressed monson dispatched him so quickly. sergei's recently beaten overeem and werdum. he lost to sylvia back in the day, maybe the only other guy that people downplay his skills even more. if anyone saw that fight, if sylvia was 3 inches shorter, it would have probably been different.


Dr.- April 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Monson pulled a Munson against Sylvia so hopefully his recent training has sorted that out.
walrus- April 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm
I don't care if Monson's reaching too far -- I'd still like to see the fight.

Put Fedor against a dozen toddlers or a baby sea lion -- I'd watch it.
Harry Russo- April 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Monson by North-South choke. It would be cool to see Fedor turn purple and pass out.
smockan- April 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm
war monson. ever since the fat fucking americans began bashing you on the internet, I've been praying for Monson vs WBush. that one would be a thousand times more worthwhile to see. heck, I'd even pay the dollars for seeing it live instead of ripping it from some tracker a few hours later.
Anonymous- April 6, 2009 at 12:17 pm
i think he should fight someone named sergei next and keep this streak rollin!
Seth- April 6, 2009 at 11:59 am
Am I the first to say this is smart of Monson? Affliction is likely shopping for an opponent for Fedor, Jeff would fight Fedor for pennies compared to what Barnett is likely asking. If Monson loses, oh well, if he wins, his career would get a serious shot in the arm. I am not saying it would be an exciting fight, but I could see Monson at least taking Fedor the distance.