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Videos: How to Punch Like a Russian, Vitor Belfort Just Does What He’s Told + More

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If you’ve ever wondered why Fedor Emelianenko throws his punches a little differently than the average dude, the above video should clear up some of the mystery. Combat Sambo’s "casting" punch is intended for easy transition into grappling, as well as flexibility in terms of range and impact area; as the host demonstrates, the Sambo puncher can make contact with anything from his wrist to the back of his hand. Hope you’re taking notes, Brett

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Above: Vitor Belfort tells Ariel Helwani that he didn’t ask for a fight against Anderson Silva, and Nate Marquardt probably deserves a title shot before he does. Nevertheless, Belfort vs. Silva will happen soon, pending doctor’s approval. Below: Joe Rogan gets brutally honest at the end of the Tibau/Neer fight at UFC 104.

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Null Kuhl- October 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm
I was at the Staples Center on Saturday, and I was starting to get pissed at all the people who were booing. Just a bunch of typical LA douchebags who only want to see knockouts. They clearly had no idea what was going on.
Eyes red as Fedor- October 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm
The casting punch looks eerily similar to the motion of throwing tires at the Wal-Mart auto center.
Rychek Wins- October 27, 2009 at 7:17 pm
i tried that casting punch and i have no clue how to do that hurt my arm.
phaderlanx- October 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm
@ Miles

not at a UFC show these days...
Miles- October 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm
more like from mexico.
fxdfp- October 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm
What's funny about your comment is that the good majority of people in LA are not actually from LA - they're mostly the ex prom king/queen from a little podunk redneck town of 200 in the midwest somewhere - most likely where you're from.
Dmonicideals- October 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm
I heard Rogan say that shit during the PPV. I bet he has an exciting time fending off the crowd at his next show in LostAngels.

But yeah, LA is full of douchebags.
Under Banga- October 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Yes grasshopper ,when you can take the marble from my hand, you may execute casting punch.
Perdew- October 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm
i dont really see fedor using that casting punch once in any of the clips they show. not once.
Smackdaddiest1- October 27, 2009 at 2:43 pm
Some keyboard warrior from this site will try to use that "fedor punch" at a bar this weekend and get his ass tore out of the frame.
NateGetsIrate- October 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm
The term douchebag really is the only way to describe a good majority of people from LA.
Daoulas- October 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm
its not sambo that makes fedors punches look weird. its the fact that he isnt a human and inside is a cybernetic organism: living tissue over a metal endoskeleton. His C.P.U. is a neural-net processor--a learning computer
Jugger- October 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm
And the douchebag thing... the person who cut that clip conveniently left out the rest of that discussion. If memory serves me correctly, Rogan says something to the effect that, "not everybody is booing. Just a small percentage, which happen to be douchebags."
Daoulas- October 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm
i do not wanna see nate fight anderson at all... i wanna see vitor fight anderson badly. my reasoning is that i dont see nate even having a chance... lets get real he is a strong fighter with pretty good stand up and a hard punch. There is nothing amazing about him. Vitor on the other hand just worked over franklin and looks phenom (sorry).
Anyways I think Vitor Belfort has a better chance at taking the belt thus making me want to see a more even fight.

Trust me I love when anderson silva puts on a show and woops some ass. I just wanna see someone who really wants to win fight him... PLEEEASE
Jugger- October 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm
I like Belfort.
uzithrasha- October 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm
That honorable Vitor but i believe that Hendo deserved the shot
for the love of mma- October 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm
now belfort and marquart would be a great fight and possibly a #1 contenders match considering hendo and the ufc arnt on the same page! i believe vitor has a better shot at beating silva than marquart does! we already know how that went down!!
Smitty- October 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm
That's pretty classy of Belfort to admit that Nate deserves the title shot before he does. Personally, I'd like to see either fight.