fedor's next opponent?

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TheHitmanTL
5/31/07 10:13:33PM
does anyone know who fedor might fight next
richieb19
5/31/07 10:34:09PM
If there is a god it will be Josh Barnett...
cmill21
6/1/07 12:08:58AM
right now it's tough to say, they ran out of HW competition for him lol, and now with the whole UFC buying pride thing I don't think he'll fight until he's in the UFC(soon).
the-james
6/1/07 12:13:19AM
Hopefully its someone from Pride or the UFC, Josh Barnett Preferably, I Hope its not another Bodog fight because who do they have for him to fight ????

Maybe theyll make Eddie Aleverez move up to heavyweight to fight him like Matt Lindland did
ac_gi
6/1/07 1:06:28AM
How about a rematch with Zuluzinho.

I think Fedor would destroy Randy. The best match up would be against Barnett. I would be happy with Crocop or Arlovski as well. The Big Nog rematch can wait for a while. Lets get some new faces in there, but please no Zulu's or Middleweight's PLEASE!
cmill21
6/1/07 1:17:46AM

Posted by HateCrime

Josh Bartnett would be great. I can't think of a nicer guy to hand Fedor his first true defeat than Josh



You really believe Barnetts the man to do this?
ac_gi
6/1/07 1:24:05AM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by HateCrime

Josh Bartnett would be great. I can't think of a nicer guy to hand Fedor his first true defeat than Josh



You really believe Barnetts the man to do this?



I think he could... Hell, Hunt had a sub in fairly tight. If Hunt can do it, Barnett can.

Here is a little MMA math. It took 8 mins for Fedor to beat Hunt by Kimura, but only took 2 mins for Barnett to beat Hunt by Kimura. It can happen.

Side note... Hey Hunt, look out for the Kimura!
THE_AXE_MURDERER
6/1/07 1:57:27AM
barnett! or gonzaga
mk1630
6/1/07 2:40:28PM
Fedor/ Gonzaga would be an amazing fight
cowcatcher
6/1/07 2:53:34PM

Posted by mk1630

Fedor/ Gonzaga would be an amazing fight



i really hope randy beats GG then i wont have to hear how great he is because of 1 win, houston alexander too, 1 win doesnt make a guy the beat all end all. doesnt anyone remember the GG jordan fight? it was ass until there were 30 seconds left in the fight, and no one talked about how great GG was then. im getting tired of people jumping all over a guys bandwagon after 1 win against a guy whose bandwagon they were on before he got beat. as a sports fan i have a favorite, or favorites and stick with them...thats called being a fan and not being fairweather. if the clippers win the nba title next year ill be so pissed when i see a jackass walking down the street in a clippers jersey when i know damn well he wasnt with them in the ron harper days. im not saying GG isnt a good fighter by any means i just wonder where all his "fans" were prior to the CC fight. and i think barnett is the next in line for a shot at fedor, hes earned it and is really the last pride HW on the top tier for fedor to beat.
Aether
6/1/07 3:09:51PM
well I'm not traditionally one to take excuses at face value, but Gonzaga had a pretty good one for that fight. He didn't train at all because one of his children died at birth and his wife nearly did too, so he had to take care of them. I agree that it's silly for people to put so much hype behind fighters after a single fight, and that I doubt Gonzaga is ready for Fedor, but he has shown himself to be a very good fighter in more matches than just the Crocop match, the thing about the Crocop match is that he not only showed that his striking has improved greatly (not just with the kick, his footwork was great earlier in the round) but he showed it to us against one of the best strikers in the world.
nubby
6/1/07 3:28:38PM
I'm not jumping the GG bandwagon yet. I still want to see him fight a top UFC fighter who is compfortable in the cage and has a great ground game. That would be couture. If he beats couture I'll be a believer, and then I will cry because I love captain america.
cmill21
6/1/07 7:02:50PM
I'm not ready to say he's ready for coture, let alone fedor. Mirko clearly wasn't himself anyone who has ever seen him fight knows that. Do I know all about Gonzaga? Yes. Do I think he has some good tools? Yes. Do I think he's ready to fight one of the best MMA fighters the sport has ever seen? Nope.
u_f_c
6/1/07 10:37:57PM
Fedor and Gonzaga wouldn't be amazing, it would be decent, sure gonzaga is good but the only reason he got into the spotlight is because cro cop took him lightly, he always does with underdog fights. observe the kevin randleman fight, first fight - KTFO cro cop, 2nd fight, cro cop actually took into concideration that randleman was actually impressive so he trained way harder than he did in the previous fight... he won it because of it.
So i dont think gonzaga could take fedor, but once i think about it,
neither can cro cop.
Junior24
6/2/07 5:01:55PM
Considering Fedor has been training w/my boy Lebanner and Ernesto Hoost. He is going to be even more dangerous in his next fight. They need to steal DNA from Randy and CC and combine them. Seriously though, I dont know, but here is my top 5 to do it:

1. Josh Barnett
2. Randy
3. CC
4. Arlovski (I dont know why, but just a funny feeling)
5. Soko (If he gained weight) I think he has the right background to counter his clinches. As for standup, uhm...?)

I cant say GG just yet. I havnt seen him take a punch and I havnt seen him against any other reputable fighters.
cmill21
6/2/07 5:17:07PM
I'm really unimpressed with Barnett, something about him always "submitting" by injury to cro cop twice pisses me off. I think the only person who can beat fedor is Mirko, and my reason behind it is simple, no one seems to be able to hurt him, and I think the only person who could would be the man with the devastating high kick. That and the fact fedor said that his match against cro cop was his toughest bar none.
Spiderman
6/2/07 6:05:21PM
Randy is getting way overated . He is still the same guy who lost his last 2 fights to Chuck , and barely got by Van arsdale . Randy is old now , and even a prime Randy would get destroyed by Fedor . There is a reason Randy is barely a 50/50 fighter . Slyvia was way Overated and avoided wrestlers his whole career . Not a huge accomplishment beating him .

Gonzaga will beat Randy , but that wont Prove anything about Gonzaga . A fight with nog , or a rematch with Werdum would be a fight to judge him on .

Fighters I want to see against Fedor

1 Antonio [ big foot ] Silva
2 Barnett
3 Big Nog [ Again ]
4 Sergei
MrLehman
6/3/07 12:51:32AM



Posted by mk1630



i really hope randy beats GG then i wont have to hear how great he is because of 1 win, houston alexander too, 1 win doesnt make a guy the beat all end all.



mkiv9secsupra
6/3/07 12:55:09AM

Posted by MrLehman




Posted by mk1630



i really hope randy beats GG then i wont have to hear how great he is because of 1 win, houston alexander too, 1 win doesnt make a guy the beat all end all.






Randy WILL win...Matt Hughes proved that a black belt in BJJ isnt going to stop a Wrestler with great striking from murdering you......And Couture is going to do the same thing...put Gonzaga on his back and elbow and punch him in the face repeatedly.....then Fedor is going to do the same thing to Randy to put him back into retirement
ultimatefighter33
6/3/07 4:46:32AM
top 3 picks josh barnett,gabe gonzaga,brandon the truth vera,
Leland
6/4/07 2:57:25PM

Posted by ultimatefighter33

top 3 picks josh barnett,gabe gonzaga,brandon the truth vera,




josh - ok. the other 2 -
Aether
6/4/07 3:06:44PM
Even if vera were ready to fight someone on fedor's level I doubt that the UFC would set a fight like that up. Vera is one of those fighters with the potential to be a posterboy and bring in ratings, they probably will want to continue the buildup they began with him before the whole contractual dispute came up. Although with the influx of talent in the HW division and the cooldown that has come as a result of his inactivity they might just abandon that approach... either way I don't see that fight happening anytime soon. Barnett would be the best choice really, but it seems like he might not be fighting for a while because of the mutual hatred between him and the UFC.

The most likely answers would be the winner of couture/gonzaga and possibly a crocop rematch before his contract runs up.
DJDark41
6/4/07 3:09:22PM
Godzilla. On second thought, he can't fit in the Octagon, or a PRIDE ring for that matter. Randy Couture if he beats Gonzaga, or Barnett if he gets some wins over quality opponents.
Aether
6/4/07 4:04:56PM

Posted by DJDark41

Godzilla. On second thought, he can't fit in the Octagon, or a PRIDE ring for that matter. Randy Couture if he beats Gonzaga, or Barnett if he gets some wins over quality opponents.



LOL.

Side note, I don't think barnett needs to prove himself any more. His last 7 fights consist of wins over hunt, nogueira, aleksander emelianenko, nakamura, and pawel nastula, a decision loss to nog, and a freak injury against crocop (ok he probably would've lost anyway, but still.) If anything he could have a rubber match against bignog, but I don't think anyone really wants to see nogueira/fedor part 3 just yet. Other than nastula/nakamura all of his wins were over top 10 HWs, and he went the distance in his loss to nog. I don't think he needs to do anything else, although he might want to have the warmup before fighting someone like fedor after what will surely end up being a year long break if it happens.
meier
6/6/07 12:09:15AM
uriah faber vs fedor
Kisame
6/6/07 12:29:40PM
If Napao beats Couture and has the Heavyweight belt I would like to see him and fedor in a Unification match just like Rampage and Dan are doing.
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