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Fabricio Werdum beats Fedor Emelianenko and shocks the world

Fabricio WerdumHe is human after all. Fabricio Werdum tapped out Fedor Emelianenko and shocked the world at Strikeforce. This is the first loss for Fedor Emelianenko since the blood stoppage in 2000 and arguably the biggest upset in MMA history. Even more shocking is that the win came seconds into the fight via tap.

Fedor Emelianenko engaged Fabricio Werdum and hit him with a flurry of strikes. Fabricio went down and Fedor went after him. I immediately thought that this was a terrible move for Fedor. The story going into the fight was that Fabricio had the superior BJJ game and if it went to the ground, Fedor could be in trouble. It went to the ground and Fedor was in trouble. Fabricio immediately caught him in a triangle, trapped Fedor, and tapped the Last Emperor for the first loss of his career (unless you count the blood stoppage in 2000).

[adinserter block=”1″]The loss is the first of Fedor’s career and supports many critics who thought that Fedor was overrated the last few years. While Fedor was routinely ranked as the best MMA fighter in the sport, critics cited Fedor’s lack of competition as reason why he shouldn’t be ranked highly. It has been almost five years since Fedor has fought quality competition and it looks like there was something to it. Whether Fedor continues to fight or not, the myth surrounding Fedor Emelianenko is over and he is now just a normal MMA fighter.

Fedor Emelianenko also probably cost himself millions of dollars with a potential UFC deal. Fedor turned down a reported $30 million deal to sign with the UFC last year and opted to go with Strikeforce instead. I have said many times that every time Fedor fights he is risking a millions of dollars with the UFC. While I am sure the UFC would still sign Fedor in a heartbeat, they aren’t giving him $30 million. On top of that, while Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko is still an intriguing match, it won’t do nearly half of the business it could have done if Fedor came into the UFC undefeated.

[adinserter block=”2″]It is a great story for Fabricio Werdum. Less than two years ago Fabricio was cut from the UFC after a loss to Junior dos Santos. The win will now put Fabricio Werdum into the history books as the first man to defeat Fedor Emelianenko (again not counting the blood stoppage). Fabricio said after the fight that he would like to fight Fedor Emelianenko next. That is a bold move considering that the win gives Werdum a title shot against Alistair Overeem if he wants it. Fabricio already has a submission win over Overeem, so the choice to fight Fedor again is an interesting one nonetheless.

Fedor Emelianenko has one fight left on his Strikeforce contract and one fight left with M1 Global. There were a lot of rumors this week of Fedor going into politics after this fight whatever the result was. Fedor said after the fight that he felt nothing about the loss. With one fight left on his deal and rumored political aspirations, it is very likely that the world of MMA may have seen the last of the Last Emperor tonight.

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  1. Ranked that way by

    Sherdog

    mmafighting

    mmashare

    mmaweekly

    I can keep going. thats how they were ranked. It was an average and a consensus.

    Lets do this.

    Tim Sylvia's previous fights before Fedor.

    – Randy Couture ( Loss ) – Tim was ranked #2 under Fedor, Lost and only dropped to #5 while Randy was pushed to #2.

    – Brandon Vera ( Win ) – #5 ranked Tim Sylvia. Vera was currently undefeated and was a solid top 10 Win for Sylvia. Which propelled Sylvia back to #3.

    – Big Nog ( Loss ) EASY top 10 fight where Sylvia Dominated EVERYWHERE in that fight up until the end of the 3rd where he got caught in a guillotine. He didn't move in the rankings because of how dominant he was over the former PRIDE champion.

    -Fedor ( Loss ) Destroyed. RNC in 30 seconds.

    Andrei Arlovski's previous fights before Fedor.

    – Fabricio Werdum (Win) Should have been a draw because it was the most boring shit I've ever seen. NEVERtheless Werdum was ranked 10 at Heavyweight at the time. ( as per concensus )

    – Jake O Brian ( Win ) Not top 10 but very dangerous heavy handed striker

    -Ben Rothwell ( win ) Top 10, I think he was 7 at the time, Former IFL champion who was favorite coming in to the fight. Arlovski dominated him round to round before eventually KO'ing Rothwell in the 3rd.

    -Roy Nelson (win ) Also former IFL champion, It was a little tougher than the Rothwell fight, it went to the ground where AA had to use some of his sambo, but was very dominant, Won by TKO in the 2nd.

    Brett Rogers WAS ranked #5 by over 10 Websites whether you like it or not and that is how rankings work. He is the same as Shane Carwin if we're going to compare them. All wins, all knockouts, all in the first round. His 10 second KO of AA propelled him to #5.

    I'm not in love with Fedor, I am a fan though. And I'm sorry for coming off rude. But all of his opponents WERE coming off impressive winning streaks minus Tim Sylvia but he was looking impressive in ALL of his fights nonetheless. If you cannot see how that is not top competition you are clearly a moron who is being hand fed by Zuffa.


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  2. Im sorry, this is the shittiest article I have read on the matter. Saying Fedor has not fought top competition since 05 is absurd. When he fought Tim sylvia he was ranked #3, Arlovski #2, and Rogers #5. Mark hunt while not ranked, because of his main focus in k-1 is still a very credible opponent and gave Fedor some trouble on the ground. Mark coleman was also a top 10 HW in their 06 fight. The only one Ill say was not a quality win was Hong Man choi. Other than that. You're completely full of shit. They were all on impressive winning streaks and ranked, that makes them top competition. Also Fedor DOES have 1 fight left on his strikeforce contract, but he owns a majority of M-1 Global and will continue to fight under that banner no matter what, you aren't very researched on these topics are you? Yet another thing, Fabricio Werdum was NOT cut by the UFC. He left the UFC willingly because of a contract dispute. I'm sorry this article is complete shit and you are horrible at getting your shit straight. Horrible, absolutely horrible.

    • I'm sorry but this may be the dumbest comment I have ever allowed posted on my blog. For you to even start off by saying Tim Sylvia was ranked #2 is beyond ridiculous. Who ranked him? A forum? Last I looked there were no official rankings in MMA and if you think Tim Sylvia was the second best heavyweight at that time that means you think Randy Couture was third (because Im assuming you think Fedor 1) so that is just absurd. Arlovski hasn't done anything in YEARS. Rogers #5?????? Are you serious or are kidding me? Impressive win streaks? Please tell me your joking. Contract dispute or not, the guy was gone from UFC. Maybe cut was a bad term but he isn't there anymore. You my friend are living in a cloud of Fedor love somewhere if this is your argument. Funny thing is I am a Fedor fan and if you read my past articles you'd see that I have defended him for years. I even ranked him fighter of the decade. But even I am not going to be fooled by the fact that the guy hasn't fought top competition since Cro Cop.

  3. "the myth surrounding Fedor Emelianenko is over and he is now just a normal MMA fighter"

    When you're a legend like Fedor you will never be "normal" sorry but that's just silly. He may not be able to stand with the tops today the way he used to, but everyone gets old and falls off the mountain of competition.

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