Posted by TimW001
Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA
Ok so he's too hurt to fight Arlovski but he can fight someone 0-0 in mma?
wtf. I am also not a fan of Fedor, what's his deal?
He's not allowed to fight in the US you see, as said by the NSAC...who, by the way, have no power in Japanese MMA.
True, but that's only part of the answer. If he were to fight in Japan while under suspension in the US it could have an effect on him fighting in the US for a while. Assuming Fedor wants to fight in the US again... and that's a bigger "IF" than people realize... Fedor needs to abide by the suspension.
That said. There is a pretty good chance he can heal and have a doctor give him clearance by the end of the year. Jesse's question is kind of silly considering the difference in when the fights are supposed to take place.
I'd rather see Fedor fight the best in the world. If Ishii trained mma I imagine he could be pretty good. Too bad he hasn't. This fight doesn't bother me really though. Big time MMA in Japan is hurting and this match will help it survive. Japan has one of, if not the, richest combat sports histories in the world. What kind of fan doesn't want to see that history survive and continue? Japanese MMA has always involved that element of style vs. style... and Japan's best vs. the world. It may seem outdated to us in the era of all-around fighters, but mma was originally built on this concept.
In the end, sometimes things don't happen as they should. In a perfect world, all the fighters would fight the best fighters on worldwide PPV, with nothing but the outcomes of fights determining the matchups. There would be no blowhard middle-aged white guys trying to get their face all over the product, calling themselves promoters, there would be no financial or managerial concerns from the fighters. It would snow half an inch every Christmas Eve, and after opening up your presents the next morning (and you got everything you wanted) you and your Grandpa (who is fit as a fiddle) would discuss the "Super Bowl of MMA" coming up on New Year's Eve. "I can't wait to see Fedor vs. Anderson," your Grandpa says to you as you nod your head in agreement. Then your wife, Jessica Alba, takes you back in the bedroom for a quickie before Christmas dinner.
As it is, we'll have to make due with what we get.