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Who’s to Blame for Fedor’s Downfall? Definitely Not M-1 Global

(Fedor and Vadim, in simpler times…)

By Anton Gurevich
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Fedor Emelianenko‘s dramatic defeat against Antonio Silva last weekend at the IZOD Center in New Jersey sparked a very heated, and I must admit quite one-sided, debate in the Mixed Martial Arts community. Who’s to blame for Fedor Emelianenko’s two consecutive defeats? It looks like everyone has an automatic answer to this question — Fedor’s management, M-1 Global.

People seem to forget that outside of being Fedor’s management, M-1 Global is a fighting promotion which organizes events all around the world. And just like any promotion, they have to protect their interests, and to defend their main asset, which in this case is “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko…

But blaming M-1 for Fedor’s lackluster performances makes no sense at all. Just like bringing up the “psychic” comments made by Fedor’s coaches. Yes, you can question M-1′s negotiation tactics, but this has nothing to do with Fedor’s performance inside the cage.

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durf- February 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm
shitty site linking to another terrible site
Meaot- February 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm
I have only one thing to say to that image. RRRRRRRRRROADHOUSE!
durf- February 17, 2011 at 5:24 pm
yes we get it, you hate fedor
JizzonYOFACE- February 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm
Woah, usually I think Fedor as a baby face chubby nice guy (assuming you never saw his fights) but in that picture he definitely looks like a scary russian dude who just caught you trying to teach his girlfriend english.
craig jarvis- February 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Shamboots. A whale wearing some boots. Preferably an orca.
bjws- February 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm
also that article was balls.
Ben Shamrock- February 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm

(was that funny LAS?)
Ben Shamrock- February 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm

If I were a 'dipshit with a terrible sense of humour' I would first of all win the caption competition here on this site no problem, If I were a 'dipshit' I would feel the need to 'Heckle' someone on here that I regarded as having a 'terrible sense of humour' and thirdly I would most certainly call someone a 'vagina'!
LAS- February 17, 2011 at 11:36 am

Stop being such a vagina. You made several lame jokes, and now you're getting heckled for it. It's pretty much par for the course around here. No amount of trying to divert attention to other people is going to change the fact that you've outed yourself as a dipshit with a terrible sense of humor.
Ben Shamrock- February 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

wow man...look at all the witty observations there of your own, youre as good at this as I am to be honest. I think you should definitely get a t-shirt after all the times you have no doubt been on here trying to get your lame comments picked as being funny!

LAS....Lame American Shithead.
GetUpAndKill- February 17, 2011 at 10:33 am
The neck is to blame. Look how serious Fedor's neck is in that picture. I thought I noticed his neck was skinnier and fragile looking in Fedor's most recent appearances. The say a good chin is all in the neck, so there you have it. Old man neck syndrome is the problem.
LAS- February 17, 2011 at 9:38 am
@Ben Shamrock

Wow, what a keen observation: Vadim IS wearing a UFC shirt! Where would we be without your wittily ironic sense of humor! I mean, calling yourself a douche while posting first (no matter that you fucked it up anyway), that's just so clever and intentionally ironic!
Kim Couture is a cunt- February 17, 2011 at 9:30 am
Is it me or does Fedya look much bigger there?? I cant believe Potato has posted an article written by Vadim under an alias....Ive been here since day one and never been so disappointed....what is happening to Potato....MMA FIGHTING and BLOODY ELBOW are calling for M1's heads....our site is fucking sympathizing......fuck me.....back to the forum I go.
Ben Shamrock- February 17, 2011 at 8:28 am
'Fedor and Vadim, in simpler times…)'

Have drinking straws been banned since this was taken?I dont understand?
Ben Shamrock- February 17, 2011 at 8:25 am
Definition of Irony:See Vadims shirt!
Ben Shamrock- February 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

A 'Jean Jacket'?
Can you guess what Jeans are made of...I'll give you a clue!

Its Denim!
Ben Shamrock- February 17, 2011 at 8:21 am

'@ Ben Shamrock
Can your failure be any more epic?'

Second only to the moron who announces he was 'first' on each article is the Moron who points out to everyone else where he thinks he may have spotted a 'fail'...where would we all be without you?

Fancy calling someone a 'Noob' or a 'Nuthugger'.......
dentedschlong- February 17, 2011 at 7:47 am
oh what, I gotta click a link? pfff...
well, anyway, my next purchase is definitely a jean jacket, why haven't I thought of that before?
Turd Furgeson- February 17, 2011 at 7:47 am

I'm just doin my part to raise awareness of the only man capable of beating Anderson Silva at this point. I know it's hard to believe, but some people who haven't heard of Palhares, and don't know he's the baddest heel hooker on the planet. It's a heavy burden to bear, but I do it so guys like you won't have to. You're welcome.
Fried Taco- February 17, 2011 at 7:45 am
I think I'm going to switch to Lowkick. They make you login to comment.
ccman- February 17, 2011 at 7:45 am
Ok.. things we all seem to actually agree on:
1. M1 are russian mafia. At a bare minimum are definitely tied. They could not possibly operate where they "promote" otherwise. Go east son and let me know what you find.
2. M1 interests dictates way to much of fedors career.
3. Russian mafia operate much as italian did 50 years ago with govt. Turning blind eyes and payoffs and threats.
4. Fedor is a partner in m1

Why is seeing fedors training and sambo commitments being being a requirement for govt. Blind eyeing m1's other activities so outside the realm I have no idea. Fedor makes money, but not ufc or "doesn't need the money" money. Moscow is THE most expensive place to live in the world. Nevermind do business. If fedor is soooooo set and m1 is making real money, they either have stripmined strikeforce into a shadow, and showtime along the way, and has taken cuban for a nasty ride with the power gained from first 2... or is a front and laundering money. The taking less than 10% ufc offer and breakdowns of sf revenue can't make up the difference. Especially how rich everyone says fedor is now, because he sure didn't leave pride that way. (And before u argue, japan was taxing import fighters over 60% like most countries do. The us taxes you when you return)
cecils_pupils- February 17, 2011 at 7:19 am
nice shirt Vadim
Smitty- February 17, 2011 at 7:19 am
I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I agree with Turd (except for the Rousimar Palhares references which, I'm about ready to kill his whole family for).
@ Ben Shamrock
Can your failure be any more epic?
GUI-uh-TEEN- February 17, 2011 at 7:09 am
This belongs in a link post. Or write your own article about the lowkick article and link to the original. If I were to repost stuff in the comments wouldn't it be considered link spam?
Levi Jones- February 17, 2011 at 7:04 am
Why bother having a jump and comments if this is essentially just a link to another site? Wackness.