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Aleksander Emelianenko Trashes Fedor's Coaches Following Loss to Dan Henderson

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One of the few bright spots that were talked about during Fedor Emelianenko's preparations for his Strikeforce bout against Dan Henderson, was him re-uniting with his brother Aleksander. The two had a falling-out of sorts, and after two straight losses for Fedor, they mended fences and trained together again.

Shortly after his brother's loss though, Aleks spoke out and had some harsh words for Fedor's coaches. He talked to LifeSports.ru about it, in a phone interview (translated by Fighters Only):

"They sat like two amoebas, and did not know what to say. They were asked direct questions and would say, "It is difficult to say… we will see in the fight," - what kind of a coach says that? Only one who doesn’t understand the sport. I just call them ‘Stopwatch’ and ‘Towel’. That's as much use as they are, that's it,"

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Post #1   8/2/11 5:33:58PM   

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Those are some pretty harsh words, but if that were the case, I'm wondering why Fedor doesn't see that. You need people around you that are "no" men that understand what's up

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Well I will say Aleksander's perspective on things is better than anyone's other than Fedor. He knows first hand what they are and are not doing. But I also think no fighter should stay with one Trainer/Camp permanently as this causes the fighters growth to become stagnant. I feel fighters should only stay with a Trainer/Camp till they feel their growth has slowed then move to a new Trainer/Camp. I think this is a problem with a lot of fighters. Imagine where the Diaz brothers would be now if they had changed camps a year or two ago and joined a camp with a strong wrestling base.

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Look how much rampage grew when he went to ibarra, his last camp only had him training with amateurs. Bad comparison, I know

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Posted by telnights

Well I will say Aleksander's perspective on things is better than anyone's other than Fedor. He knows first hand what they are and are not doing. But I also think no fighter should stay with one Trainer/Camp permanently as this causes the fighters growth to become stagnant. I feel fighters should only stay with a Trainer/Camp till they feel their growth has slowed then move to a new Trainer/Camp. I think this is a problem with a lot of fighters. Imagine where the Diaz brothers would be now if they had changed camps a year or two ago and joined a camp with a strong wrestling base.



THis is what will be Ryan Baders downfall I have said he needs some submission defense...He isnt gonna get it with Dollaway, Simpson and didt they say Lawler trained with them before his fight....

Thats why watch out for Ben Askren training at Duke Roufus...Where Pettis trains and other strikers...

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at firs ti was gonna say he was just making excuses for his brother.. but i gotta say after a second though he probably is speaking out to some legitimate dissatisfaction.. however its fedor not him who was in that ring and fedor hasn't said ****

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While the MMA game evolves daily, Fedor's game has actually gotten worse. I have to agree with his Bro here. If you don't evolve with the game...you will lose....continually. Evolve or retire.

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Posted by Patchedup15

at firs ti was gonna say he was just making excuses for his brother.. but i gotta say after a second though he probably is speaking out to some legitimate dissatisfaction.. however its fedor not him who was in that ring and fedor hasn't said ****



we all know Fedor..he doesnt make any kinda excuse..Fedors a proud man that never speaks ill of anyone, no matter how much sh*t u talk to him..and i'm sure Alex is speakin the truth..brother love man..im sure he wants the best for Fedor..

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Yeah im thinking there's alot of merit to what Alex is saying. But Fedor would never acknowledge it, not in his character. As a Fedor fan for years, one thing ive always thought is he's loyal to a fault... but thats also an attribute that is a product of his personality, which I respect a ton. Torn.

Post #9   8/3/11 5:50:51PM