Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii headlines 'DREAM: New Year! 2011'

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BuffaloDave
12/12/11 2:57:16PM
Fedor Emelianenko (32-4) is returning to Japan.

A long-rumored bout between the former PRIDE heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii (4-1-1) is expected to headline a New Year's Eve event in Japan featuring two DREAM title bouts and the completion of the DREAM bantamweight tournament.


The full card for "DREAM: Fight for Japan: Genkidesuka!! Oomisoka!! 2011!" includes:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii
Champ Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka (for lightweight title)
Champ Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi "Lion" Inoue (for featherweight title)
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Katsunori Kikuno (mixed-rules bout)
Rodolfo Marques Diniz vs. Bibiano Fernandes (bantamweight grand-prix semifinal)
Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari (bantamweight grand-prix semifinal)
Hideo Tokoro vs. Yusup Saadulaev (bantamweight grand-prix reserve match)
Ryo Chonan vs. Hayato Sakurai
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Peter Aerts (pro-wrestling match)

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prophecy033
12/12/11 3:52:53PM
prozacnation1978
12/12/11 4:09:08PM
Fujita vs aerts pro wrestling bout??
ncordless
12/12/11 4:36:33PM
Good to see a quality New Year's card out of Japan. I hope the tradition lasts forever.
pmoney
12/12/11 4:57:29PM
I love the Japanese and their respect for tradition

Great new year's eve MMA weekend ahead
Travesty145
12/12/11 5:55:01PM
oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1
Dberntson
12/12/11 6:06:35PM

Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Fedor still is one of the greatest of all time regardless of his recent fights. Maybe he fought too long, age caught up with him, he didnt evolve or the younger generation past him by. He still was the most feared man on the planet for almost a decade. None of the greats have been able to do what he did yet. Some are close and some will eventually pass him by, but none have as of yet.

People don't rate Michael Jordan's or Joe Montana's careers based on their last couple of years playing. They were just legends who played too long. So why do people get on MMA greats when they do it.

Also, you can't compare todays athletes against those of the past. Training, diet, strength, speed, techniques are superior today in every sport compared to the past. The greats helped make the current fighters who they are today.
Cooler
12/12/11 6:32:42PM

Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Haha, Who else is he supposed to fight outside of UFC/Strikeforce/Bellator?

Gimme a break, guy.
Poor_Franklin
12/12/11 6:39:09PM

Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Travesty145
12/12/11 6:42:58PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1







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Cooler
12/12/11 6:45:59PM

Posted by Travesty145


Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1










FastKnockout
12/12/11 6:58:18PM
I'll be excited for this event. A lot of exciting match-ups.
Franklinfan47
12/12/11 10:18:55PM
Its amazing how fast Fedor threads deteriorate into trolling
bjj1605
12/12/11 10:52:11PM

Posted by Dberntson


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Fedor still is one of the greatest of all time regardless of his recent fights. Maybe he fought too long, age caught up with him, he didnt evolve or the younger generation past him by. He still was the most feared man on the planet for almost a decade. None of the greats have been able to do what he did yet. Some are close and some will eventually pass him by, but none have as of yet.

People don't rate Michael Jordan's or Joe Montana's careers based on their last couple of years playing. They were just legends who played too long. So why do people get on MMA greats when they do it.

Also, you can't compare todays athletes against those of the past. Training, diet, strength, speed, techniques are superior today in every sport compared to the past. The greats helped make the current fighters who they are today.



You're totally right man.

But what you have to remember is that the sport wasn't as big when Fedor was ruling the HW division.

Newer fans only remember the last few years because thats all they've seen (too lazy to watch old fights, do research?)

Its a shame but to many people Brock Lesnar will go down as a better HW champ than Fedor.
tcunningham
12/13/11 12:07:17AM
what a crazy card. the fedor fight is kinda lame IMO. ishii will probably get worked on the feet. and what the hell is with the pro wrestling match????
kingsmasher
12/13/11 2:14:49PM

Posted by Dberntson


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Fedor still is one of the greatest of all time regardless of his recent fights. Maybe he fought too long, age caught up with him, he didnt evolve or the younger generation past him by. He still was the most feared man on the planet for almost a decade. None of the greats have been able to do what he did yet. Some are close and some will eventually pass him by, but none have as of yet.

People don't rate Michael Jordan's or Joe Montana's careers based on their last couple of years playing. They were just legends who played too long. So why do people get on MMA greats when they do it.

Also, you can't compare todays athletes against those of the past. Training, diet, strength, speed, techniques are superior today in every sport compared to the past. The greats helped make the current fighters who they are today.




Age caught up with him yeah....the age of 41 KTFO of him...
Bubbles
12/13/11 5:49:56PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by Dberntson


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Fedor still is one of the greatest of all time regardless of his recent fights. Maybe he fought too long, age caught up with him, he didnt evolve or the younger generation past him by. He still was the most feared man on the planet for almost a decade. None of the greats have been able to do what he did yet. Some are close and some will eventually pass him by, but none have as of yet.

People don't rate Michael Jordan's or Joe Montana's careers based on their last couple of years playing. They were just legends who played too long. So why do people get on MMA greats when they do it.

Also, you can't compare todays athletes against those of the past. Training, diet, strength, speed, techniques are superior today in every sport compared to the past. The greats helped make the current fighters who they are today.




Age caught up with him yeah....the age of 41 KTFO of him...



not necessarily age literally but the toll on his body is much more than Hendersons. MMA careers are about the same, but Fedor also competed in numerous Sambo and Judo tournaments during his MMA career.
ncordless
12/13/11 7:19:18PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by Dberntson


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Fedor still is one of the greatest of all time regardless of his recent fights. Maybe he fought too long, age caught up with him, he didnt evolve or the younger generation past him by. He still was the most feared man on the planet for almost a decade. None of the greats have been able to do what he did yet. Some are close and some will eventually pass him by, but none have as of yet.

People don't rate Michael Jordan's or Joe Montana's careers based on their last couple of years playing. They were just legends who played too long. So why do people get on MMA greats when they do it.

Also, you can't compare todays athletes against those of the past. Training, diet, strength, speed, techniques are superior today in every sport compared to the past. The greats helped make the current fighters who they are today.




Age caught up with him yeah....the age of 41 KTFO of him...



not necessarily age literally but the toll on his body is much more than Hendersons. MMA careers are about the same, but Fedor also competed in numerous Sambo and Judo tournaments during his MMA career.




TRT. . . all the old guys from the OG Team Quest are doing it. It extends their careers. Randy did it. Hendo does it. Chael did it wrong. If Fedor was doing TRT he would look a lot better as well. A normal high-level MMA career will last 7-8 years of top performance followed by a slow decay of physical abilities. TRT can extend it far into that second decade.
Pookie
12/14/11 1:05:38AM

Posted by ncordless


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by Dberntson


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Fedor still is one of the greatest of all time regardless of his recent fights. Maybe he fought too long, age caught up with him, he didnt evolve or the younger generation past him by. He still was the most feared man on the planet for almost a decade. None of the greats have been able to do what he did yet. Some are close and some will eventually pass him by, but none have as of yet.

People don't rate Michael Jordan's or Joe Montana's careers based on their last couple of years playing. They were just legends who played too long. So why do people get on MMA greats when they do it.

Also, you can't compare todays athletes against those of the past. Training, diet, strength, speed, techniques are superior today in every sport compared to the past. The greats helped make the current fighters who they are today.




Age caught up with him yeah....the age of 41 KTFO of him...



not necessarily age literally but the toll on his body is much more than Hendersons. MMA careers are about the same, but Fedor also competed in numerous Sambo and Judo tournaments during his MMA career.




TRT. . . all the old guys from the OG Team Quest are doing it. It extends their careers. Randy did it. Hendo does it. Chael did it wrong. If Fedor was doing TRT he would look a lot better as well. A normal high-level MMA career will last 7-8 years of top performance followed by a slow decay of physical abilities. TRT can extend it far into that second decade.



Boom Goes the Dynamite.
Aether
12/14/11 8:54:22AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by ncordless


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by Dberntson


Posted by Travesty145

oh sweet. the guy whos supposed to be the greatest ever is now fighting a guy who is 4-1



Fedor still is one of the greatest of all time regardless of his recent fights. Maybe he fought too long, age caught up with him, he didnt evolve or the younger generation past him by. He still was the most feared man on the planet for almost a decade. None of the greats have been able to do what he did yet. Some are close and some will eventually pass him by, but none have as of yet.

People don't rate Michael Jordan's or Joe Montana's careers based on their last couple of years playing. They were just legends who played too long. So why do people get on MMA greats when they do it.

Also, you can't compare todays athletes against those of the past. Training, diet, strength, speed, techniques are superior today in every sport compared to the past. The greats helped make the current fighters who they are today.




Age caught up with him yeah....the age of 41 KTFO of him...



not necessarily age literally but the toll on his body is much more than Hendersons. MMA careers are about the same, but Fedor also competed in numerous Sambo and Judo tournaments during his MMA career.




TRT. . . all the old guys from the OG Team Quest are doing it. It extends their careers. Randy did it. Hendo does it. Chael did it wrong. If Fedor was doing TRT he would look a lot better as well. A normal high-level MMA career will last 7-8 years of top performance followed by a slow decay of physical abilities. TRT can extend it far into that second decade.



Boom Goes the Dynamite.



Too bad more people don't realize that this is a legitimate medical practice for ageing athletes, especially the kinds who cut weight to compete. 98% of people just see testosterone and all they think is "steroids, cheating".
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