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Fedor Unsurprised By Nogueiras' Loss

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Fedor Emelianeno said he was unsurprised by Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira’s recent knockout loss to Frank Mir.

The Russian has faced Nogueira and beaten him twice (with one no contest) and although he did not stop him, he says it was a certainty that somebody eventually would.

"It did not surprise me. Antonio had already been punished enough over the years, had many struggles and sooner or later that will catch up with you,”









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Post #1   1/20/09 1:15:40PM   

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fedor is just stating the obvious.....ive heard those rumors about the eyesight before, i dont know how they started...intersting if true......cuz he didint see any of those shots from mir thats fo sho

Post #2   1/20/09 1:38:49PM   

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yeah fedor and everyone else just softened up nogueria for mir to tko him.

Post #3   1/20/09 1:46:50PM   

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He has had some battles and definitely taken some punishment throughout the years.

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I didn't think Frank would pull it off, but I figured it was going to happen pretty soon. He's been steadily getting slower and and his capacity for punishment has steadily declined. Herring and Tim both had him at a point where the fight could easily have been stopped, and while he normally takes a lot of punishment, he had normally done so while remaining very alert. The last 3-4 fights you can see he was really out of it after eating some shots as opposed to his old self who would just continue to set up sub attempts.

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With Nog having that staph infection I wasn't surprised either.

Post #6   1/20/09 5:30:01PM   

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Nog is a legend......but look at the guy...he looks like he has taken 2 much abuse over the years..he is a top ten HW but his best years are behind him now

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Posted by HumanTarget

With Nog having that staph infection I wasn't surprised either.

Post #8   1/21/09 12:06:51AM   

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IMO I LIKE THE SOUND OF KONGO VS. NOG. I THINK IT WILL MAKE FOR A DECENT MATCH.

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Post #9   1/21/09 3:22:04AM