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Manny Gamburyan Might Be a Bit Delusional

(Don’t you know who my cousin is, bro?)

Now, I know fighters sometimes say ludicrous things in the heat of the moment when hyping upcoming fights, like Mir saying he wanted Brock to suffer the first Octagon-related death and Mike Tyson saying he wanted to eat Lennox Lewis’ children, but for some reason none of those remarks seem as asinine to me as something Manny Gamburyan said during an interview with MMAWeekly radio yesterday.

When asked about his upcoming WEC 51 fight Thursday night with featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who has drawn comparisons to Anderson Silva for his dangerous and flashy muay thai skills, Gamburyan had the following to say:

“If they’re comparing him to Anderson Silva, they should compare me with Fedor," Gamburyan said without cracking up. "If he’s Anderson Silva, most definitely, I’m Fedor.”

Sure you’re Fedor, Manny — if Fedor wasn’t as good as he is, if he dropped a decision to Thiago Tavares and if he got KTFO by Rob Emerson.

Maybe the reporter misunderstood what he said and wrote Fedor instead of Frodo. 

If you’ve recovered from laughing uncontrollably at Manvel’s most memorable claim since telling everyone he was "going to do genocide" on Mike Brown at WEC 48, get a load of how easy Manny thinks it will be to beat Aldo from studying tapes of the champ in action.

"I don’t see any trouble. I know what he’s going to do. He’s going to throw a lot of knees, kicks, leg kicks, high kicks, low kicks," he explained matter-of-factly like he discovered a cure for cancer. "I know exactly his game plan.”

As a wise man once told me from the other side of my television screen, "Knowing is half the battle." It’s how you use what you know. Knowing Jose is going to kick and  knee him to a living death isn’t going to help Manny if he doesn’t know how to defend the inevitable onslaught the champ is sure to heap on him.

That could explain why the odds are so skewed in Aldo’s favor at 4-1.

Gamburyan says he doesn’t let little things like odds and reality deter him.

"I’m always the little guy and I’m always the underdog. I’ve been enjoying it lately, being a big underdog," manny said. "So do my fans. I don’t care. I can be a 10-to-1 underdog. Look what happened against Mike Brown."

I’m not sure that’s a good comparison since Brown has been knocked out before and has shown chinks in his armor. Aldo hasn’t.

We’ll see in a couple days if "The Anvil" is in for a rude awakening.

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jamesmedley- September 30, 2011 at 3:03 am
Using the fight bulletins for occasions with the fall and into the winter of 2011, it's made an appearance just a little like the UFC 135 fight card, happening Sept. 24 in Colorado, Colorado, was overlooked.

The moment the other day, the large event had just seven bouts reserved with only three of those confirmed. That's changing now just like a featherweight fight of two top competitors remains reserved for your show when Diego Nunes assumes Manny Gamburyan. passed along word in the pending match-up earlier today.
Medical assistants
Fried Taco- September 29, 2010 at 7:29 am
I'm just looking forward to another night of everyone mispronouncing his name with the Spanish j-as-h sound, instead of the correct way it's pronounced in Portuguese. Funny how they all get Royce and Renzo correct, but Jose is just too confusing.
Videodrome_NOW- September 29, 2010 at 6:06 am
Does anybody remember when Karo tried to sing the Borat song after one of his fights and replaced Kazakstan with Armenia, but it was so fucking atrocious no one understood what the fuck Karo was saying?? That kind of Lunacy runs deep, brosephs. Deep.
J-Dog- September 29, 2010 at 5:45 am
I think he might be a few fries short of a Happy Mealâ„¢
Seoul Brother- September 29, 2010 at 2:31 am
Maybe we're missing the point. Maybe Manny was trying to say that he's Fedor based on his predilection for shitty sweaters, shitty business partners, and of course, ice cream.
Hank Mardukis- September 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm
"If he is Anderson Silva, then I am Fedor (in the sense that I kind of look like an overgrown baby, bro)."

- Fixed
2DaDeath- September 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm
So Manny's gonna knock out Fedor? What? Huh?
fatbellyfrank- September 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm
But isn't Manny the russian? cause if Aldo is Spiderman, that makes Manny the russian , doesn't it? and BTW Don Frye loves his new job
superflat- September 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm
We'll see who's laughing when Manny knocks the entire Russian population back into the USSR. We'll see who's laughing THEN, hombre.
Kimbos Bread- September 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm
I am Fedor and so can you!
fatbellyfrank- September 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm
Well I am the Sheik of Belliache and my harem consists of Arrianny,Chandella, Britney from the weekend, Sarah Palin, Britney Spears, any chick thats been in a Trace Adkins video clip and plenty of other Ho's whose name I cant remember, Oh and Don Frye is the harem master so think twice before you nail one of my ho's.
itsgalf- September 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm
whatever, you'll never be Don Frye!
Seoul Brother- September 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm
I am Fedor and so is my wife!
se7ensenses- September 28, 2010 at 7:27 pm
I am Fedor.
Seoul Brother- September 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Sweet Jeebus, I guess the genetic propensity for being a nutty motherfucker runs pretty deep in his family. Christ, I hope this unibrow with a central nervous system does better than his cousin.

Note to Jose Aldo - try to stomp Manny's feet. You'll break his other set of thumbs.
EDoggFunkMonk- September 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm
The athletic commission has suspended the author of this post indefinitely following this article. Writer must pass a CAT scan to be considered for reinstatement.
One Two- September 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm
W/ ya ninja nerd, its obvious hes not claiming to be fedor hes blatantly stating jose is not anderson silva. articles went to crap after ben left.
Jab and Jive- September 28, 2010 at 6:25 pm
If Aldo goes for low kicks he may stub his toe on the canvas.
fatbellyfrank- September 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm
^ Yeah, its never easy being rich and white, poor bastard, having to deal with that shit
eatSHITdie- September 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm
Emerson is just misunderstood. It's not easy being rich and white growing up in Malibu, Jaime Kennedy did a whole documentary about it you guys would know that if you would get some culture and watch movies on real world issues once in a while.
El Guapo- September 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm
^ Ohhhh, riiiiiiight. Sarrrrcasm. Yeeaahhhhhh, never heard of it.

"Dude, brro, dude. We'll do genocide first, brrro, then we eat the kabobs."
DazedNConfused- September 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm
I agree with Danomite, Emerson is worth is a piece of dogshit. Maybe.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm
I want to see El Chihuahuacabra drop-kick that greasy falafel smuggler into the cheap seats.
2DaDeath- September 28, 2010 at 5:27 pm
What danomite said goes double for me. Fuck that guy!
TITSFTW- September 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm
I agree and it was the first thought to cross my mind...CP, really starting to let me down.