Letting Jerry Millen and his D-bag friend Ron introduce this footage of Fedor Emelianenko kickin’ it in Stary Oskol may be an immediate buzzkill, but stick with it and you’ll catch the Glorious Sweater of Absolute Victory paying its respects at church and settling down for a nice cup of tea. Hopefully tonight’s episode of Fight Camp 360 will shed a little more insight on where the sweater came from and what it might want from us.
Jason Miller looks at his upcoming match against Jake Shields as the most important match of his career, and his chance to prove himself as a world-class fighter. He analyzes the fight thusly: "I think Shields is a great opponent, but there’s some glaring weaknesses in his game, mainly in his standup and his being more one-dimensional towards grappling. Jake has a problem in that he relies on his grappling way too much, and with most opponents he can submit them, [but] he’s not gonna be able to submit me, and he’s going to have a hell of a lot of trouble taking me down. So, it’s gonna turn into a kickboxing match, and I’m a better kickboxer."
Uncontrolled passion about video games? Check. Fightlinker t-shirt? Check. Yeah, it’s official — Roxanne Modafferi is one of the biggest nerds in MMA. But as Marloes Coenen learned at the K-Grace women’s tournament back in May 2007, she’s not a nerd to be trifled with. Roxy will try to make it 2-0 against Coenen when they meet for a rematch during the preliminary card of "Fedor vs. Rogers" on Saturday.