Posted by warglory
Posted by higdon10
Posted by warglory
Oh come on, you guys are playing up the Fedor mystique WAY too much. Andrei was owning Fedor on the feet for the time they were exchanging. Fedor looked completely razzled. I don't see how you can witness that and then come on here and wonder how someone can beat him. It's called Arlovski vs Fedor II.
I wouldnt say that Arlovski was "owning" Fedor before the KO. A rematch would have the same result, Fedor early KO.
How can you possibly come to that conclusion? If it weren't for Arlovski's knee attempt which brought him in range of Fedor's offense, who knows what would have happened. Fedor had no answers for Arlovski.
Because Arlovski has been doing the same thing for his entire career and there's no reason to think that he would magically develop his defense while attacking overnight.
If you think he was getting owned you should re-watch the fight in slow motion and count how many shots actually land clean. Andrei was outpointing Fedor but owning him? Come on. He threw a couple of combos, landed one or two good shots, then they tied up for about 45 seconds or so where andre failed a takedown, they were seperated, another exchange where Andre lands one or two clean shots and then a push kick into a flying knee. We know how that ended.
Andrei got owned, not Fedor. Andre was SLIGHTLY outpointing him for about 2 minutes of the fight when you consider the time spent tied up in the corner. I don't know how anyone can say that a guy landing around half a dozen clean strikes before getting KOed was owning someone.
If it was any fighter other than Fedor I doubt people would be saying the same thing. People are just so used to seeing him dominate that when someone lands a punch on him it's like he's already lost the fight. It's not a coincidence that he fights completely differently each time he fights. He really obviously rope-a-doped a fighter who is notorious for attacking with his guard wide open, if you don't think it was planned, why do you think he STUFFED andrei's takedown forcing the fight to stay on the feet? If he was so uncomfortable standing why would he force it to stay in that position? Why did he back repeatedly into the same corner only to throw bombs when andre pushed in? Watch the replay, you can see that he has tons of time and space to circle out, instead he knocks him out cold. It was clearly his plan.
I don't see how anyone can expect a rematch to go any differently when the guy wasn't able to last 4 minutes. He would have to either finish Fedor or last 25 minutes with him.
Here's a more in-depth analysis of the fight. Maybe if you see the .gif and read through you'll think differently, maybe not. I think it's worth checking out anyway. When I was watching the fight I had the same initial reaction as you, but after watching it back several times, he really didn't get hit with too many shots, he evades or blocks most of them. One thing Fedor is known for the most is keeping cool even when he's in danger. Randleman, fujita, hunt, he never looked panicked when he was in danger, yet against a fighter who is notorious for attacking wildly when he smells blood he all of the sudden acts like he's scared? Seems like a strange coincidence... It's not the first time someone started the fight by outpointing him only to lose and he never looked remotely uncomfortable.my write-up
I think people will be surprised when/if the fightmetric indepth stats come out for the fight. Andre didn't land as many shots as he appeared to land.