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“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” Live Results

One of the biggest nights of 2011 has arrived for MMA fans in the form of Fedor Emelianenko’s return to the Strikeforce ring after definitively losing for the first time in his career last June, as well as a card featuring quarterfinal action relating to organization’s highly anticipated Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Emelianenko is set to take on 15-2 Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event of this evening’s Showtime broadcast with former UFC champ Andre Arlovski mixing it up with PRIDE veteran Sergei Kharitonov. Also set for the event are a handful of reserve bouts involving a number of notable big-boys like Shane Del Rosario, Chad Griggs, and Valentijn Overeem.

I’m on the ground representing Five Ounces of Pain in East Rutherford, New Jersey and will be taking a break from the “gym, tanning, laundry”-lifestyle of the region in order to deliver readers a live breakdown of events from the arena including round-by-round recaps as the event unfolds starting at approximately 7:30 PM EST.

Main card action from “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” can be seen live on Showtime starting at 10:00 PM EST. Preliminary bouts will be shown on HDNet beginning at 8:00 EST for cable/satellite subscribers still lucky enough to receive the MMA-friendly channel.

Live Note: There is a MMAtron above the entrance way for the first time ever at a Strikeforce event. As one would expect, Bas Rutten is a big hit with the fans.

PRELIMINARY CARD

Jason McLean vs. Kevin Roddy

Round One: Both guys trading leg kicks early with McLean landing the better of them. Roddy busier with his hands but not landing anything. Three minutes into the round and it’s really up for grabs as neither man has done anything significant. Roddy is the aggressor though, which looks good in the eyes of the judges. Nice exchange won by Roddy and he finished with a head kick. McLean got a takedown with about 15 seconds left but couldn’t do anything with it. Kind of a dull first round and rather close but Roddy took it with his aggressiveness. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Roddy.

Round Two: Roddy really opening up with his hands this round, landing a good one-two. Mclean landed a very good left hook, which was probably the most damaging blow of the round. McLean landed a good one-two combo on Roddy before taking a kick to the groin, which caused a break. McLean was able to fight on though. Roddy really looking for the head kick this round but it’s no there. Big flurry by McLean and he dropped Roddy with a left hook. He tried finishing him but couldn’t and Roddy was able to get back up. McLean really finding a home for the left hook in this round. McLean tried another late round takedown but Roddy stuffed it and then kicked him in the groin again just as the round ended. Good round for McLean. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for McLean.

Round Three: Roddy still looking for that head kick but McLean blocking well. McLean tried to explode with another flurry but Roddy moved away well. McLean got a takedown but Roddy was right back up. Roddy then got a takedown of his own and get to half guard. McLean managed to regain guard but Roddy stayed busy on top with punches. Roddy passed to mount and landed some really good punches before McLean gave up his back. Roddy worked for the rear naked choke but couldn’t get it. He then tried finishing with an armbar but McLean blocked that as well. Roddy continued to soften McLean up with punches but McLean turned into his guard. Roddy went for an armbar but couldn’t finish as time expired. Dominating round for Roddy on the ground. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Roddy and the fight 29-28 for Roddy.

Result: Jason McLean def. Kevin Roddy via Split Decision

Anthony Leone vs. Josh LaBerge

Round One: Tentative start to the round and a small crowd begins to boo. Leone clinches but that goes nowhere. More booing, which leads to another clinch. Both men dirty boxing before they break. Leone landing some good leg kicks. Leone went for a takedown but LaBerge stuffed it and made Leone pay with some really big punches and knees. Leone is bleeding but he hold on to the single, spun, and got the back of LaBerge. Leone finally managed to get LaBerge down. Leone bleeding pretty badly, looks to be a busted nose. Leone controlling from the top but not doing much damage. Leone finishes the round in side control landing some short shots. Close round. LaBerge did more damage but Leone controlled things on the ground. Slight edge to LaBerge based on damaged. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for LaBerge.

The doctor was in to check Leone between rounds and decided that it was bad enough that he couldn’t continue.

Result: Josh LaBerge def. Anthony Leone via TKO Round 1 (Doctor Stoppage)

Don Carlo-Clauss vs. Sam Oropeza

Round One: Clauss tring to get inside with his punches but Oropeza is having none of it. They eventually clinched with Oropeza controlling and landing good knees to the body and high knees to the head before breaking. Oropeza keeps looking for the head kick but he’s swinging too high. Another high swing and miss but Oropeza but Clauss failed to take advatnage in the clinch. Oropeza lands some good punches. Another head kick missed by Oropeza as Clauss shoots but Oropeza stuffed it, got the back, flattened out Clauss and pounded on him until the ref eventually stopped it.

Result: Sam Oropeza def. Don Carlo-Clauss via Verbal Submission Round 1 (Strikes)

Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado

Round One: Gracie immediately went for a takedown, took a knee, but ended up landing a big slam. Gracie quickly got the back and locked up a rear naked choke. It looked tight but Salgado managed to escape. Salgado tried a back head butt and was warned. Gracie continued to dominate him on the ground and locked on a body triangle. Gracie kept trying for the choke but Salgado did a nice job fighting it off. Crowd began to boo even though Gracie had the back. Salgado ended up getting Gracie in a head lock and punching him in the face but Gracie escaped and landed some strikes as the round ended. Dominant round for Gracie on the ground. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Gracie.

Round Two: Salgado trying spinning back kicks and jumping knees but Gracie wasn’t fooled and got another early takedown. Gracie eventually got the mount and pounded on Salgado with body shots before again getting the back. Salgado gave up mount, where Gracie locked up an arm triangle. Salgado refused to tap but eventually went out cold and the ref pulled Gracie off.

Result: Igor Gracie def. John Salgado via Submission Round 2 (Arm Triangle Choke)

Live Note: Crowd is pretty good tonight but Strikeforce has the east and west ends completely blocked off. It looked like they interviewed Gracie after his win but the mic wasn’t on for the arena. Georges St. Pierre arrived to a big ovation. He looks huge and is wearing a smedium sweater.

Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish

Round One: Cholish caught Stevens with a head kick as Stevens ducked and then got a takedown. Cholish landed some good punches and almost caught Stevens in a guillotine on the way up, which the crowd reacted to. A long clinch with neither man establishing control until Cholish got the plum and landed some good knees before breaking. Stevens tried a takedown but Cholish stuffed it and put Stevens down and into side control. Cholish landed some short punches before Stevens was able to gain guard. Cholish got to his feet and stood over Stevens as the round ended. Really good round for Cholish both on the feet and the ground. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Cholish.

Round Two: Stevens again tried for a takedown and again ended up on his back. Stevens went for a triangle but Cholish blocked it and passed to half guard. Cholish very controlling on top but not doing too much damage. The ref eventually stood them up due to inactivity. Not much happening on the feet but Cholish is the aggressor. Stevens went for another takedown, got the back, but Cholish rolled for a knee bar, locked it up, and forced Stevens to tap out.

Result: John Cholish def. Marc Stevens via Submission Round 2 (Kneebar)

Live Note: They interviewed Cholish but again the mic wasn’t on for the arena. St. Pierre is getting a of crowd attention during the wait between fights.

MAIN CARD

Live Note: Vitor Belfort is here corning Sefo. Watching Frank Shamrock “dance” to rap music is a horrifying site. They introduced all the fighters in the heavyweight grand prix. It was a cool scene but Jimmy Lennon Jr. doing the intros and the generic rap music made it feel a very second rate compared to the days of PRIDE. Fedor got by far the biggest reaction. Cool pyro display to end the intros. Fabricio Werdum is sitting cageside and throwing shirts to the crowd.

Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo

Round One: All on the feet early. Overeem tried the the Steven Segal kick but it didn’t work as well. Overeem finally went for a takedown and got it. Overeem locked on a neck crank and Sefo quickly tapped out.

Result: Valentijn Overeem def. Ray Sefo via Submission Round 1 (Neck Crank)

Gian Villante vs. Chad Griggs

Round One: Wild exchange to start the fight. Villante landed some good kicks. Big right hands by Griggs. Left hook wobbled Villante but he clinched to survive. Griggs got free and landed some more big punches and then stuffed a takedown. Griggs back up and just teeing off. Villante landed a head kick that busted Griggs ears and then the ref stopped the fight to give Villante his mouthpiece. Uppercuts by both. Griggs dropped Villante with a right, Villante got up, got dropped with another right, and then Griggs pounded him with hammerfists until the ref jumped it.

Result: Chad Griggs def. Gian Villante via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)

Live Note: The crowd really doesn’t like Josh Barnett.

Shane del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson

Round One: Johnson just misses with a right and takes a body kick. Rosario clinches and lands some knees in the clinch. Johnson gets a takedown into guard. Rosario up without taking much damage though. Another clinch and Johnson lands a good knee on the break. Big body kick followed by a left from Rosario. Rosario clinches and lands some good knees before the break. Big flurry by Rosario and then he gets a takedown. Rosario mounts, postures up, and lands some good punches. Johnson covering well and trying to throw back but he’s fighting a losing battle. Rosario keeps punching away before locking up an armbar, rolling to his back, and getting Johnson to tap out.

Result: Shane del Rosario def. Lavar Johnson via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)

Live Note: Gina Carano is walking around cageside. Amazingly there isn’t much response to her. Not sure if people know it’s her. Arlovski has his own rap song that he walked out to.

Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Round One: Leg kicks early by Arlovski. Couple of good rights by Arlovski. Dirty boxing by Arlovski, who looks sharp early. Arlovski moving very well, avoiding the punches and countering. Couple of big rights by Kharitonov rock Arlovski. Kharitonov drops him with another right, lands a couple of punches on the ground, and Arlovski is out cold.

Result: Sergei Kharitonov def. Andrei Arlovski via KO Round 1 (Punches)

Live Note: Arlovski is on the stool but obviously dejected. Arlovski standing now, congratulates Kharitonov and talking things over with the doctors. Arlovski sitting back on the stool now talking with his corner and the doctors. Crowd didn’t react to the video they played of Gina Carano but popped during the interview.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva

Round One: Fedor swinging heavy early. Silva trying to work the jab. Silva clinches and puts Fedor against the cage but the ref is quick to break them. Silva lands some good left hands, Fedor fires back though and then Silva fires back. Another clinch by Silva. Fedor grabs a gullotine. Silva tried to slam out but ended up on his back and Fedor jumps on top. Silva goes for a kneebar but Fedor pulls out. Fedor still on top and in half guard. He went for a kimura but Silva escaped and got up. Silva lands a good right before clinching again. Wild exchange against the cage and then Silva got a takedown in the final moments, where he ended the round on top. Very close and exciting round. Slight edge to Silva though as he landed some clean shots, controlled the clinch, and got the late round takedown. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Silva.

Round Two: Quick takedown by Silva right into half guard. Fedor controlling the posture well but Silva staying busy and passed to side control. Silva passes to mount, postures up, lands some punches. Fedor gave up his back and Silva tried to sink in the choke but Fedor survived. Silva trying to finish with punches from mount but Fedor surviving. Silva looking for the arm triangle. He had it locked but Fedor again survived and got out. Silva still on top though and raining down punches. Silva rolls for a knee bar but Fedor escaped and went for an ankle lock. Silva stayed calm and survived the round though. Absolutely dominating round for Silva. Maybe a 10-8 on some cards but those are rare so I’ll play my scoring safe. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Silva.

They checked Fedor’s eye between the round and it’s badly swollen. A lot of confusion on whether or not the fight has been stopped. We finally get word that the fight has been indeed stopped due to Fedor’s eye being swollen shut. A water bottle comes flying into the ring.

Result: Antonio Silva def. Fedor Emelianenko via TKO Round 2 (Doctor Stoppage)

Live Note: Fans are not happy about the stoppage. A lot of booing and people saying, “this is bullsh*t” as they leave. Crowd obviously doesn’t want Fedor to retire. Standing ovation for Fedor possibly retiring.

PHOTO CREDIT – ESTHER LIN / STRIKEFORCE

54 COMMENTS
  • LiverPunch says:

    Good as prelims get. Some good talent on display.
    Now the main event!.
    This card is one of the better cards put together and the best HW card in a long time if not ever. Haters be damned.

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  • JollyDV says:

    Mutton Chops was throwing some hard shots!

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  • Rece Rock says:

    So far-
    cool opening for the Gran Prix, nice pyro…

    when does shamrocks braces come off? Enoughs enough frank just give up on them and get a god damn retainer.

    V. Overeem quick win.. Crank it up!

    Russian orthodox music huh ?

    Griggs fight was sloppy but entertaining nice ear explosion ahh memories of kimbo popping thompsons califlower… :) thank goodness this only lasted 1 rd both guys were going to be gassed answering the bell for rd 2

    So far so good but alot of filler I wish they would through in a preliminary if they are burning time

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  • Dufresne says:

    Good card so far. Can’t wait for the next two fights!

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  • MCM says:

    Damn, Del Rosario is freaking winded. I’ve got high hopes for this kid but he’s still got a ways to go.
    Entertaining fights so far.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Del Rosario picks up a pretty quick W I want to see him fight DC…there both great prospects

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  • Dufresne says:

    AA just doesn’t have the chin to make it anymore…

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  • joe mo mma says:

    WOW! Andre looked awesome after the bell… too bad..

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  • MCM says:

    AA doesn’t have the fire. He looked lost when Sergi didn’t back up and kept him against the cage.

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  • Dufresne says:

    “Kharitonov treating Arlovski like Christina Aguilera treated the National Anthem at last Sunday’s Super Bowl!”

    Really? WTF is wrong with this announcer?

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  • JollyDV says:

    Poor Andre. I hope for his health that he retires.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Kharitonov has arrived. He has now beaten Andre , Werdum , Overeem , Russow , Rizzo and Schilt.
    Not bad.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Bigfoot looks better than I was expecting him to. Good first round.

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  • joe mo mma says:

    Silva is a freakin blanket on Fedor..

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  • Dufresne says:

    Holy. Shit.
    Fedor is on a two fight losing streak… Never thought I’d see this happen…

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  • gy614x says:

    In today’s MMA, Fedor needs to be at a smaller weight class, it might take some time, but Fedor needs to be fighting at 205, if he can drop 10 pounds, he’d make the cut 15. He’s just too small.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Well done BigFoot perhaps people wont give you a 1% chance of beating someone again.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I am so upset I cant hardly even type. Great job by Sergi and Silve though.

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  • BigDave says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  • sides666 says:

    Oh my was that ever sweet ha ha ha fedor loses two in a row hell yeah that was awesome go big foot i cant see bigfoot going too far but he is a very talented fighter the ref should have stopped the fight from the gnp good card strikefarce

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  • JollyDV says:

    Wow great job Bigfoot. Fedor needs to drop down a weight class. Brought tears to my eyes when Silva bowed to Fedor.

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  • MCM says:

    sorry Dave, but SF has Bigfoot, Werdum, Kartikov (sp), Barnett, and Overeem. I don’t think they need Fedor. And I think the tourney has just gotten a lot more interesting.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Rd 1 Fedor Rd 2 BigFoot easily. It’s a shame there was no rd 3 but the guy couldn’t see. In boxing he may have survived because he would have had the cut man working on it a lot earlier but with 5 min rds it is a few mins too much in some cases.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Dave go watch UFC reruns and leave this for the grown ups. If you can’t appreciate something don’t watch it.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Wow I hope he does not retire. Thanks for everything Fedor you were nothing but GREAT. A true class act.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Fedor can’t retire like this. A guy with his legacy needs to go out with a win.

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  • BigDave says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    Weak-Sauce. Thumb up 7 Thumb down 17

  • MCM says:

    There goes your meal ticket…..M-1 Global.

    Fedor has nothing left to prove in his MMA career. If he feels that it’s his time, as much as I’d like to see him go out on a win, I can’t fault him for calling it a wrap. Even on a two fight loosing streak, he still set the bar incredibly high for greatest HW of all time.

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  • joe mo mma says:

    I wish Gus asked Fedor about moving to 205.. oh wait, Gus Johnson doesnt know jack about MMA. and is it just me or is Frank Shamrock a terrible commentator too? Only one worth listening to in my opinion is Mauro.
    Mauro: “Hey Frank, what do you think about Fedor moving to 205, is it a possibility?”
    Shamrock: “Uhhh I dont know”

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  • JollyDV says:

    Fedor’s legacy will be all the more enduring if he walked away now, think Chuck Liddell.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    JDS’s biggest wins were Nelson and Werdum , he is ranked 2 in the UFC. Andre Arlovski lost tonight but he stopped Nelson and beat Werdum in a UD Dave. Use your brain. I’m not saying Andre is better but I’m saying think a little bit before your key board makes you look like a fool. What kind of person knows they are bias and is proud of it. That’s like saying I know I’m stupid but I’m cool with that.
    If you will look at my past posts I gave BigFoot a 45% chance of winning. Kharitonov is 17-4 with wins over top fighters like Overeem , Arlovski , Werdum , Russow , Schilt and Rizzo. I believe Lesnar is 5-2 and Valasquez is 9-0 with JDS being 12-1. They must be way better since Arlovski has lost to 4 guys that have never been in the UFC and all.

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  • mu_shin says:

    Excellent insight from LP… Two minutes earlier after a three minute boxing round, the Enswell may have gotten to the eye before it was closed, and then we get a final round. As it was, obvious the eye is closed and Emelianenko can’t continue. Very unsatisfying finish, but that’s the fight game.

    Have to say that Fedor has come from behind in the past, against bigger opponents like Semmy Schildt, but yesterday doens’t play today. Today, Antonio Silva did the damage that caused the fight to be stopped, equalling a win. Best of luck to him in the next round, and perhaps we will get to see an Overeem/Fedor championship fight after all, following the tournament.

    Andre Arlovski needs to retire. Similar to Liddell, the lights have gone off too many times, and even before the knockout, he didn’t show much of anything. Time to train/coach, and move on.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Yeesh, Fedor looked old. And obvhe does obviously have a ton of mileage on his body between all the MMA, Sambo, and training for both. That combined with a ~50 lb weight disadvantage made tonight look almost uncompetitive.

    Sucks to say it but I think it’s time for Fedor to hang it up. At his age he can’t keep fighting younger/bigger/stronger opponents, and it seems unimagineable that he’d drop a weight class. He is who he is, as a heavyweight. He beat bigger guys for nearly a decade without losing, and his legacy as GOAT is secure to everyone who understands that MMA existed before the popularization of the UFC.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Why should he retire?.
    Couture has lost 2 in a row 4 times in his career but fights on.
    Why is it that guys in SF are put under far more scrutiny than UFC fighters.
    Fedor has never stated that he is the best. It is something he has denied his whole career whilst others kept saying it. He has lost 2 in a row, so what if every fighter in the world lost 2 in a row retired we would have half the fighters we do today.
    Fedor has won 30 and lost 2 and you are saying retire?. I was not aware he wasn’t allowed to lose like every other fighter. Why care about his legacy for him.
    He has never been Koed. He has lost once by Sub and the other 2 times it was doctors stoppage so give me a break.
    He is allowed to lose guys.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I think it was a great night of fights, MAN did Griggs impress again, but WTF Yves dont stop the DAMM fight when one guy is doing well to replace a DAMM mouthpiece. Still impressed with Del Rosario the guy has some very serious skill

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  • BigDave says:

    was fedor great? yes Will he go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time? yes
    Is he a top HW at this point in his career? no

    Face it the guy looked old and weathered iun this fight. He didn’t even react to the fight being stopped, which says to me that he just doesn’t have it in him anymore.

    LP get a clue please. what planet has schilt or russo ever been a top mma fighter? and overeems best wins in mma was against vitor belfort a 185 fighter and both those fights are over 5 years ago. the only top 5 HW he has fought is werdum to whom he lost to by submission.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    I’m of the opinion that Fedor should retire because, as I mentioned before, he’s too old to continue to beat the younger/bigger/stronger opponents.

    Of course Fedor is capable of keepin on keepin on, as Randy has done. But Randy hasn’t won a meaningful fight at HW in over 3 years (and his signature win at HW was Tim Sylvia…just sayin).

    And, as I also mentioned before, I just don’t see Fedor dropping to LHW as Randy has done. Granted, Randy is a friggin decade older than Fedor. But in terms of wear & tear on the body, I’m not sure how far apart those two are.

    So anyway, retirement was the last thing I had in mind as I tuned in for tonight’s fights, but after watching that performance and then hearing Fedor himself hint at it, it just feels like the right thing to do, all things considered. But given what he’s done in the sport, he’s entirely qualified & deserving to continue on with his career if he so chooses. I just don’t see where it goes from here…feels like Jerry Rice going to the Raiders or MJ to the Wizards.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Dave The UFC has Cain , JDS , Lesnar , Carwin , Mir , Nog , Nelson , Rothwell , Struve , Schaub.
    Strikeforce has Overeem , Werdum , BigFoot, Barnett , Fedor , Kharitonov , Rogers , Cormier , Arlovski , Del Rosario.
    Considering Arlovski has beaten 2 of the UFCs top 10s while losing to 4 of SFs I would say it is pretty even. So if you think this tourney is a joke the UFCs would be even worse because Cain and Nog are out Schaub is 7-1 , Struve , Nelson and Schaub have beaten 1 top 20 between them , Mir is 6-4 from his last 10 and Nog has been completely destroyed twice by tonights loser Fedor. The top 2 ranked UFC fighters have less fights between them than any one of the top 6 SF fighters. Lesnar is 5-2 , looks away when being hit and does not know how to put his opponent in the guard Rothwell and Nelson were stopped recently by tonights loser Arlovski and Carwin has only won against 1 guy that remains in the UFC and after punching himself out against Lesnar was lost. The UFC and SF HW divisions are very good but if you think 1 sucks you should look a little closer at the other.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Fair enough Rich but I hope he fights on and even earns another title shot some day , even if it is at 205.
    I think he has a couple more years in him.

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  • mu_shin says:

    He didn’t react to the fight being stopped, any more than he reacted when he knocked out Brett Rodgers and Andre Arlovski. That is who he is.

    Didn’t see anything tonight that tells me Fedore should retire. He may, as the most recent interview I saw previous to the fight he was talking about fighting one more year, but except for the swollen eye, he was ready to answer the bell for round three. Fedor has been in tough fights before and come back to win, and after seeing him escape from Silva on the ground to survive round two, he may have gone down, but he would have gone down fighting. Silva is a triple black belt, outweighted Fedor by as much as 50 pounds if you believe the idiots at ringside (sorry, I hate all of those Showtime guys, especially Frank Shamrock) and this fight was still to be decided.
    Doesn’t sound like a mandate for retirement to me.

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  • LiverPunch says:

    Yeah I agree it maybe time for Arlovski to retire based on how many times he has been KOed or TKOed. He has been KOed 7 times in his career and that is too much.
    Fedor has never been KOed in MMA and has only been rocked a few times. As long as he has his health there is a few years left in him. He would still be top 10. I reckon around 6 or 7. I would give him Cormier or V. Overeem next. I hope he does consider dropping to 205 because he could do it easily. He may be too proud but I don’t think so. He doesn’t come across as being too proud to me. He actually seems like he may be the very opposite and he doesn’t give a rat’s ass.
    Still hanging out for his brother to make an appearance state side along with Amousou from M1.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I highly doubt Fedor is retiring… At this moment anyway.

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  • elkymbo says:

    Fedor needs to drop to light heavy, Arlovski needs to retire, Bigfoot is a beast and Strikeforce needs to replace their whole commentary team if they are ever going to be taken seriously. I don’t think I can buy another ppv because of the low production value and massive lack of knowledge by the whole team. I can’t remember the name of the chick but she had the most knowledge out of the lot and that is simply not cool.

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  • Niv says:

    Fedor is without question the greatest HW of all time. I was sad to see him lose the way he did tonight, as to me he just seemed off his game right from the get go.

    I think Fedor’s retirement is imminent as his body language seemed to be that he was realizing he doesn’t have that fire inside anymore. I don’t doubt for a second that Fedor can still compete at a high level, I just think he looks like he’s had enough.

    I know he’s never said he was the best fighter, but he always competed to be the best, I tonight am convinced Fedor will hang up the gloves. If this is the last time we see Fedor compete it will truly mark a sad day in mma.

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  • Sykotick says:

    One reason I’m positive that he is going to retire is this:

    Did you all see Koscheck vs St. Pierre? Kos’s eye was worse than Fedor’s visually anyways, and the doc asked him if he wanted tp continue, as is standard with cuts that are bad but not bad enough to obviously affect a fighters ability to defend himself. Which tells you that Fedor dad
    Was asked the same question, and he didn’t answer the bell so he must have said no.

    Now granted this is all going on assumption but I’ve been to countless amateur fights and a few pro fights and as far as I’ve seen, eye swelling and bleeding cuts are always met with the question
    “how do you feel?” or “Are you ok to keep fighting?” or “Do you want to keep fighting?”
    Granted this is just from my experience,

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I personally blame the Russian orthodox music…

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  • MickeyC says:

    Fedor looked broken, after that fight. He really took a pounding that second RD. I do not think he should retire, but competeing with guys as strong as A. Overeem, or as big as silva is gona be tuff of him. They said silva was 285 at fight time. He can not give up 60lbs and expect his overhand to save him. Did you see that week ankle lock, sad.

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  • MickeyC says:

    oh but a good night of fights, but bad night for commentery. Giggs was awesome, but if he trys that with the wrong dude he’ll need the salts.

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  • bigbadjohn says:

    Crazy to think Fedor is probably on the outside looking in on most top 10 HW lists now.

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  • Madmax says:

    FEDOR……….IS……….DONE!!

    Bigfoot has spoken, Time for you to go!

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  • Creature says:

    Hopefully this loss gets through to fedor letting him know he needs to put on 15-20 lbs of muscle or drop to 205, i personally dont like fedor.. i think he should drop to 205, fight hendo like hendo wanted, and call it quits.

    P.S. i think hendo would take that fight :)

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  • FightFan313 says:

    Fedor was the stud of the time and is still a true warrior, the was not giving up at all. Guys these days are big and technical, a big difference from back in the day when fedor was dominating. Fedor was in there scrapping and I mean scrapping against a very large 285lb man that has a black belt in BJJ and is a decent striker which was extremely rare and most the time is was ether or.

    Fight on or don’t fight on, either way Fedor is a stud.

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  • FightFan313 says:

    man did I fuck up on some spots in that paragraph. . sorry about that.

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  • Guthookd says:

    I CALLED IT FUCKERS!

    I said he would loose a fight in the tourney and end up retiring and you bastards all gave me a thumbs down.

    I FUCKING KNEW IT!!!!

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