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Dean Lister Invited To ADCC, Wants Fedor

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Not in MMA though, but in combat grappling. Former UFC Middleweight Dean Lister, released by UFC earlier upon request, has been invited to compete in the Abu Dhabi grappling tournament once again this year. Lister won the tournament in 2003. He's also considering moving up to the weight class that Fedor Emelianenko, also expected to participate this year, will be competing in for a potential match against the MMA Heavyweight king.

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Post #1   3/17/09 9:01:17AM   

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I understand that everyone supposedly wants to fight the best, blah blah blah...but this whole thing with calling out Fedor, when you don't even deserve to fight the guy, is just getting to be a bit ridiculous.

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Posted by emfleek



I understand that everyone supposedly wants to fight the best, blah blah blah...but this whole thing with calling out Fedor, when you don't even deserve to fight the guy, is just getting to be a bit ridiculous.



I don't think he would deserve to fight him in MMA, but a grappling match is a whole different story.

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I actually think I would go with Lister in this one maybe....not in mma, haha....but in grappling I think I would.

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D'oh...didn't realize this was grappling. I probably should read everything before I spout off, eh?

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Is Arona going to Abu Dhabi this year as well? This could be one of the best years for Abu Dhabi ever.

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Yeah, I'd heard rumors that Arona will be competing. I agree.. this could be an awesome year for ADCC

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As a big Lister fan, i appreciate that he is takin time to fill in the gaps for MMA. Contrary to haters, his standup has improved to date, but obviously needs a lot of work. Id actually like to see him work wrestling as much as he can (right now w/ King Mo, holler) to get the fight into his backyard. He has potential to tap anyone in mma. And i mean anyone.

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now here is something where I give others a chance.. Lister is a great grappler.. And here I do not expect Fedor to reign supreme but I give him a great chance..

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Lister is a world class grappler and would have an edge fighting fedor. He thinks if he beats Fedor at ADCC he will get an invite back to the big show.

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Posted by bls1919

Lister is a world class grappler and would have an edge fighting fedor. He thinks if he beats Fedor at ADCC he will get an invite back to the big show.



Well it might not hurt his carear.. a win over Fedor regardless if it is in a combat sport is a big thing.. Fedor is fairly world class in all catagories.. he may not be the #1 guy.. but he certianly competes in the upper teirs..

Post #11   3/17/09 5:27:28PM