Fedor Emelianenko responds to Andrei Arlovski, Freddie Roach, and Dana White

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MMAcca
1/7/09 1:33:05PM
There are just 17 days until Fedor Emelianenko defends his WAMMA heavyweight title against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski during Affliction and M-1’s “Day of Reckoning” on January 24 in Anaheim, California.

Despite having recorded victories in the past over the likes for former PRIDE and interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Arlovski could pose Fedor’s toughest test to date.

Fedor’s potential toughest test is also set to occur on the heels of his first loss in the World Combat Sambo Championships in nearly eight years. Fedor responded to the loss by claiming that it had little to no bearing on his career in MMA and that Combat Sambo was merely a hobby for him.




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ncordless
1/7/09 1:46:05PM

Sam Caplan: How do you feel about an opponent’s trainer saying picking a part your standup like that?


Fedor Emelianenko: Sometimes it is a trainer’s job to point out weaknesses in his fighter’s opponents. And sometimes it is a trainer’s job to convince his fighter that his opponent has weaknesses. We will see.



george112
1/7/09 1:50:11PM

Fedor Emelianenko: I think if Dana White says something negative about his [former] champions then he is only saying something negative about his own organization. I have victories over many of the UFC’s champions. If he says something bad about them or me then he only makes his organization look weak.





Sam Caplan: White has proclaimed Anderson Silva the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Do you have any interest in fighting Silva and if so, how do you see that fight going down?


Why Would he even ask that
wiggum
1/7/09 2:10:14PM
"Fedor Emelianenko: (Laughs) I think if I fought for the UFC, he would try to sell me as the greatest MMA fighter that ever lived."


hahahahah sooooooo true
BDON911
1/7/09 2:16:10PM
Fedor answers questions like he fights....he completely owned those questions.
wrona666
1/7/09 2:36:52PM
How can anyone not love Fedor.....Everything he says is so true!!!!
cmill21
1/7/09 2:58:40PM
Lol I lid the part about Dana saying Randy Couture could have choked Tim out like that, but he coulden't...
motorboatensob
1/7/09 3:17:33PM
Many other former Pride fighters where supposed to run through the UFC division and not one of them has dominated yet. They have all found themselves KO or put on there backs. Until Fedor proves he can beat any one in any ring, or cage and also be tested for what a lot or former Pride fights have used then he can never call him self the best in the world. Every Pride fighter who has come over has not be as strong, fast, or couldn't handle taking shots like they once did. Every UFC fighter he has beat has been out side the UFC why because all those fighters got to fight he for one reason they got CUT for being beat.
BIGKAT
1/7/09 4:08:53PM
I like how he minimizes his Sambo loss...the same Sambo that he was so quick to tell people about how he dominated others in...

Hes Fedor, He fought an opponent under Sambo rules and Lost. His opponent fought under the same rules and Won.

Sambo is a [b]modern martial art, combat sport and self-defense system[/b]...apparently in his loss Fedor Failed in his "self defense system" execution...thus he lost to his competitor.

landstander
1/7/09 4:30:59PM

Posted by motorboatensob

Many other former Pride fighters where supposed to run through the UFC division and not one of them has dominated yet. They have all found themselves KO or put on there backs. Until Fedor proves he can beat any one in any ring, or cage and also be tested for what a lot or former Pride fights have used then he can never call him self the best in the world. Every Pride fighter who has come over has not be as strong, fast, or couldn't handle taking shots like they once did. Every UFC fighter he has beat has been out side the UFC why because all those fighters got to fight he for one reason they got CUT for being beat.




Are you saying all the pride fighters should go back to japan where the competition is easier?
roadking95th
1/7/09 5:06:02PM
I thought we were pass the whole UFC vs Pride thing. One can not compare fighters in each organization, especially now, two years later. Each favors different styles of fighting based on the arena, officiating, and refereeing.

If Pride had bought out the UFC two years ago, how would the UFC dominate guys be doing? Hughes? Franklin? Liddell? I guess that the UFC would've looked pretty weak.
cmill21
1/7/09 5:25:22PM

Posted by BIGKAT

I like how he minimizes his Sambo loss...the same Sambo that he was so quick to tell people about how he dominated others in...

Hes Fedor, He fought an opponent under Sambo rules and Lost. His opponent fought under the same rules and Won.

Sambo is a [b]modern martial art, combat sport and self-defense system[/b]...apparently in his loss Fedor Failed in his "self defense system" execution...thus he lost to his competitor.




Fedor lost on points because he was taken down once, the rest of the fight he dominated lol, you don't seem to know much about sambo other then what you've read on wiki. Also I've never heard Fedor say he dominated anyone lol. As for Motorboat bob, What? So if you don't win in the UFC your not good? Also Fedor has fought in the US, he has been tested, he fought at the same US Pride event that Kevin Randleman, Vitor and Nastula all popped positive.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
1/7/09 6:03:02PM
I jus don't care too much about Fedor,
This Arlovski fight will not prove much to me about Fedor and where hes at RIGHT NOW.
I want him in the UFC NOw and fight someone in the UFC NOW not before, not an ex champion, not someone down and on their way out, not interesting.
Fight the NOw. But that wont happen will it, will it Fedor ??? stay far away from the the UFC where a possible real threat is, good technique

Hendo67
1/7/09 6:16:50PM

Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

I jus don't care too much about Fedor,
This Arlovski fight will not prove much to me about Fedor and where hes at RIGHT NOW.
I want him in the UFC NOw and fight someone in the UFC NOW not before, not an ex champion, not someone down and on their way out, not interesting.
Fight the NOw. But that wont happen will it, will it Fedor ??? stay far away from the the UFC where a possible real threat is, good technique



You obviously have no idea what you're talking about, Fedor is signed to fight somewhere else, which he is doing. He isn't going to pull a Randy and have a hiatus where he leaves organizations in shambles.
Maybe if Dana showed some logic in half the things he says, Fedor would sign with the UFC, but until Anderson peaces out, i don't see him there.
The reason i say that is...Dana is so confident in saying "Anderson Silva, the number one P4P in the world"...if you have Fedor and Anderson fighting under the same roof then it poses conflict for Dana, lol.
Dana has also said that Fedor wasn't the best Heavyweight, well...Dana, who's better? Wes Sims? Tank Abbott? how about Mark Coleman?...Give me a break, make no wonder he doesn't want to sign there.
tomp6581
1/7/09 6:54:57PM

Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

I jus don't care too much about Fedor,
This Arlovski fight will not prove much to me about Fedor and where hes at RIGHT NOW.
I want him in the UFC NOw and fight someone in the UFC NOW not before, not an ex champion, not someone down and on their way out, not interesting.
Fight the NOw. But that wont happen will it, will it Fedor ??? stay far away from the the UFC where a possible real threat is, good technique





Apart from Dana White. Name one person in mma who thinks Fedor is overated.

Answer? No one that matters.
motorboatensob
1/7/09 6:58:14PM

Posted by landstander


Posted by motorboatensob

Many other former Pride fighters where supposed to run through the UFC division and not one of them has dominated yet. They have all found themselves KO or put on there backs. Until Fedor proves he can beat any one in any ring, or cage and also be tested for what a lot or former Pride fights have used then he can never call him self the best in the world. Every Pride fighter who has come over has not be as strong, fast, or couldn't handle taking shots like they once did. Every UFC fighter he has beat has been out side the UFC why because all those fighters got to fight he for one reason they got CUT for being beat.




Are you saying all the pride fighters should go back to japan where the competition is easier?



No I'm just saying everyone has said the same old thing about them all that they will dominate UFC fighters and they all have fallen in some way or another. I just think Fedor is just the last one to have that done to him. All I am saying is you have a few more advantages to fighting over seas.
crushedbacon
1/7/09 7:18:08PM
Fedor will roll threw Arlovski like he's a piece of cardboard......Arlovski's gonna come out all postured up in a tight ridged stance.....Fedor's gonna smash him with looping bombs......if he survives, it goes to the ground and he gets arm barred inside round 1.
cmill21
1/7/09 7:23:01PM

Posted by motorboatensob


No I'm just saying everyone has said the same old thing about them all that they will dominate UFC fighters and they all have fallen in some way or another. I just think Fedor is just the last one to have that done to him. All I am saying is you have a few more advantages to fighting over seas.



That happends to everyone, Chuck was supposed to KO Jardine and Rashad, Randy was destroyed by Josh, GSP got pumped by Serra, it's not just a Pride thing lol, it's an mma thing and the fact that Fedor has gone through people of all kinds with no blemishes should tell you something.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
1/7/09 7:25:39PM
Yes Fedor matters, Yes he's a Great God blah, blah blah

I don't doubt his skills but I think at this point, if he's fighting in the U.S then...why not fight the best, at this point he should put aside his differences and fight in the biggest MMA organization in the world and I know that Dana says if you fight for me you only fight for me but... either fight for the UFC or fight guys that were fired by them I guess
cmill21
1/7/09 7:46:15PM

Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

Yes Fedor matters, Yes he's a Great God blah, blah blah

I don't doubt his skills but I think at this point, if he's fighting in the U.S then...why not fight the best, at this point he should put aside his differences and fight in the biggest MMA organization in the world and I know that Dana says if you fight for me you only fight for me but... either fight for the UFC or fight guys that were fired by them I guess



Well he is in many peoples opinion's fighting the best, he's faced Tim, now AA and if he wins Barnett. Who's he supposed to fight in the UFC, Brock, Kongo and Mir? Gonzaga? I'd rather watch him face the guys he'll meet in Affliction then the ones he could meet in the UFC. Not to mention if he fights in the UFC he will lose his freedom, so I don't want him to sign there, maybe if he was only facing cans, but he's not so I'm hoping he stays out of the UFC.
EvenFlow
1/7/09 7:51:08PM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

Yes Fedor matters, Yes he's a Great God blah, blah blah

I don't doubt his skills but I think at this point, if he's fighting in the U.S then...why not fight the best, at this point he should put aside his differences and fight in the biggest MMA organization in the world and I know that Dana says if you fight for me you only fight for me but... either fight for the UFC or fight guys that were fired by them I guess



Well he is in many peoples opinion's fighting the best, he's faced Tim, now AA and if he wins Barnett. Who's he supposed to fight in the UFC, Brock, Kongo and Mir? Gonzaga? I'd rather watch him face the guys he'll meet in Affliction then the ones he could meet in the UFC. Not to mention if he fights in the UFC he will lose his freedom, so I don't want him to sign there, maybe if he was only facing cans, but he's not so I'm hoping he stays out of the UFC.



lol not if yvel knocks out barnett first
mrsmiley
1/7/09 8:08:45PM

Posted by wrona666

How can anyone not love Fedor.....Everything he says is so true!!!!



I agree.

When I think about how classy Fedor is,I can't help but to be proud of the fact we have a champion like him to represent this sport.
mrsmiley
1/7/09 8:17:42PM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

Yes Fedor matters, Yes he's a Great God blah, blah blah

I don't doubt his skills but I think at this point, if he's fighting in the U.S then...why not fight the best, at this point he should put aside his differences and fight in the biggest MMA organization in the world and I know that Dana says if you fight for me you only fight for me but... either fight for the UFC or fight guys that were fired by them I guess



Well he is in many peoples opinion's fighting the best, he's faced Tim, now AA and if he wins Barnett. Who's he supposed to fight in the UFC, Brock, Kongo and Mir? Gonzaga? I'd rather watch him face the guys he'll meet in Affliction then the ones he could meet in the UFC. Not to mention if he fights in the UFC he will lose his freedom, so I don't want him to sign there, maybe if he was only facing cans, but he's not so I'm hoping he stays out of the UFC.



For the most part I agree.
Affliction has got a good percentage of top HW's as well.
People complain about how shallow the UFC's HW division is,yet when Fedor is brought up in a conversation,suddenly they have all the top HW's.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
1/7/09 9:18:17PM
it's unfortunatly the least exciting division and nowhere near the deepest so what can we do??? I'd rather see Fedor against Cain Velasquez or Rafeal Feijao
roadking95th
1/7/09 9:44:57PM
What?!?!?! With the way AA is fighting now, I think this is absolutely the best possible HW match right NOW.

Not saying AA has much of a chance but...
tdietel01
1/7/09 10:07:20PM
Is the MMA world going to implode if AA wins?
Jackelope
1/7/09 10:51:14PM
I love the Fedor hater comments. People hate on him being the #1 fighter in the world, but when have you ever seen Fedor say he's the number one fighter in the world? Don't bother looking- he hasn't said it. He's always humble and he always says anything can happen. That's why he's so great.

Also- to all of the people with Chuck avatars talking bad on Pride- how quickly we forget that Chuck crossed over to Pride years back and didn't exactly walk away with his head held high after losing to a guy who was a gatekeeper at best in Pride. Funny thing is that this was when Chuck was at his most dominant time.

When you also consider that three fighters who came from Pride have all been UFC champs now it's hard to continue the hate. Silva became UFC champ, Jackson became UFC champ, and Noguiera became interim UFC champ.

Yes, most of them have lost now, but it doesn't change the fact that they held the belts. Also- realize that Overeem was barely a contender in Pride, and now look at how people are talking him up. Just goes to show that people can go from bad to good, and from good to bad. Both orgs are/were stellar organizations. We should appreciate fighters for who they are, not waste our time comparing orgs. There's a reason all the best HW's in the world try to follow Fedor. Most of them want to test themselves against the best. Y'all should pay attention to that and realize that says something huge about Fedor.
cowcatcher
1/7/09 10:55:20PM

Posted by Jackelope

I love the Fedor hater comments. People hate on him being the #1 fighter in the world, but when have you ever seen Fedor say he's the number one fighter in the world? Don't bother looking- he hasn't said it. He's always humble and he always says anything can happen. That's why he's so great.

Also- to all of the people with Chuck avatars talking bad on Pride- how quickly we forget that Chuck crossed over to Pride years back and didn't exactly walk away with his head held high after losing to a guy who was a gatekeeper at best in Pride. Funny thing is that this was when Chuck was at his most dominant time.

When you also consider that three fighters who came from Pride have all been UFC champs now it's hard to continue the hate. Silva became UFC champ, Jackson became UFC champ, and Noguiera became interim UFC champ.

Yes, most of them have lost now, but it doesn't change the fact that they held the belts. Also- realize that Overeem was barely a contender in Pride, and now look at how people are talking him up. Just goes to show that people can go from bad to good, and from good to bad. Both orgs are/were stellar organizations. We should appreciate fighters for who they are, not waste our time comparing orgs. There's a reason all the best HW's in the world try to follow Fedor. Most of them want to test themselves against the best. Y'all should pay attention to that and realize that says something huge about Fedor.



F'n beautifully said man, id prop you ten times if i could but i guess youll have to settle for me getting you a kimbo boxing machine
Hendo67
1/7/09 11:25:00PM
hahaha, i really want to read his response to that.
Well said, indeed.
colescar
1/8/09 12:10:03AM
Fedor talks almost as well as he fights.

Every answer he gave was perfect.

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