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Texasboyballin
02-18-2010, 03:14 AM
WAMMA heavyweight champion, Fedor Emelianenko has welcomed the challenge of facing the likes of Bobby Lashely and even UFC champion, Brock Lesnar down the road but admitted he’s never faced the style of fighter that they are.

Speaking at a Q & A session in Kiev, Ukraine, Fedor was asked about facing the two men:


“If we get such opportunity than we will fight, of course. Bob Lashley is now signed with Strikeforce. Uh, um. Excuse me, please, who was the second one? Yes, Lesnar. Brock Lesnar is UFC champion. These fights are possible. I would be glad to fight them. I never fought fighters like them before.”


The question has always been whether a deal can be struck that sees Fedor square off against some of the world’s elite currently competing inside the UFC’s octagon. For now we’ll have to make do with the Russian squaring of with the likes of Lashley.


Source:
Fedor on Lashley and Lesnar: “I never fought fighters like them before” (http://www.mmabay.co.uk/Story%2010189.html)

jlruthven84
02-18-2010, 04:35 AM
I honestly think the only credible threat right now to Fedor's supremacy is Lesnar, simply because of his massive build, speed, and wrestling ability. I refuse to believe that Werdum's guard is better than a prime Big Nog's, or that even a roided-up Overeem is a more dangerous striker than Cro Cop was when he faced Fedor.

Artimis
02-18-2010, 05:14 AM
i dont think lashly will ever stand a chance to be honest, Brock on the other hand has one of the best chances out there imo

grambino
02-18-2010, 05:19 AM
I honestly think the only credible threat right now to Fedor's supremacy is Lesnar, simply because of his massive build, speed, and wrestling ability. I refuse to believe that Werdum's guard is better than a prime Big Nog's, or that even a roided-up Overeem is a more dangerous striker than Cro Cop was when he faced Fedor.


Agreed, Fedor is clearly on another stratosphere in the skills and knowledge department, but Lesnar is just so huge and athletic that he's able to overcome his deficiencies. Some day a guy with Lesnar's size will be blessed with Fedor's talent and that will be the baddest man to ever live, until then it remains Fedor.

Kersed
02-18-2010, 05:55 AM
I don't think Fedor said that... the whole "i've never fought fighters like that before" phrase.

I think MMAbay is bullshitting with fedors answer because from a previous thread a couple weeks ago I read this...

"Fedor: Yes of course, if they propose to me those bouts then sure. Lashley is now under contract with Strikeforce...(makes a long pause), I am sorry, what is the name of the other one? Ah yes Lesnar. He is the current UFC champion, and I would like to face him as well. The bouts with them are possible"

Xanatos
02-18-2010, 06:03 AM
mmabay....you disappoint me yet again

frogman
02-18-2010, 09:05 AM
i dont understand the hype Lesnar is getting about he is the one beating fedor bla blah

lesnar-has no striking skills no submission he just only have a Great Wrestling and his donkey kong punch

The Sensational One
02-18-2010, 09:40 AM
i dont understand the hype Lesnar is getting about he is the one beating fedor bla blah

lesnar-has no striking skills no submission he just only have a Great Wrestling and his donkey kong punch

He certainly does have striking skills, maybe not the greatest and certainly not stellar but keeps his stance tight and crisp and in no way is just swinging when he engages.

Submission skills, wow, how the hell do you know? Because he doesn't put people in submissions suddenly that means he doesn't have the knowledge or know how of doing them?How about avoiding them or neutralizing them, isn't that showing that he knows of submissions? He does very well know of submissions and using it defensively, just because you don't go out and be Royce Gracie doesn't mean you don't know submissions.

frogman
02-18-2010, 11:25 AM
He certainly does have striking skills, maybe not the greatest and certainly not stellar but keeps his stance tight and crisp and in no way is just swinging when he engages.

Submission skills, wow, how the hell do you know? Because he doesn't put people in submissions suddenly that means he doesn't have the knowledge or know how of doing them?How about avoiding them or neutralizing them, isn't that showing that he knows of submissions? He does very well know of submissions and using it defensively, just because you don't go out and be Royce Gracie doesn't mean you don't know submissions.


http://cyberaxis.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/frank-mir-lesnar-leg-lock.jpg

we never see lesnar how really good sub defenses he has
couture almost RNC lesnar
Lesnar-Mir 2 he did good but Mir is not that good of his back

TBEAR
02-18-2010, 11:53 AM
I think Fedor takes them both, but Brock has a shot at him.

IMO, it will be a HUGE DUDE, like Brock or Carwin, that has to cut 20 pds to make HW. that will get Fedor. Even the great Fedor will lose oneday.

marko
02-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Lesnar-Mir 2 he did good but Mir is not that good of his back

Are you on drugs ?? Aside from big Nog , Mir is probably the best heavyweight in MMA off his back !!!

frogman
02-18-2010, 01:41 PM
Are you on drugs ?? Aside from big Nog , Mir is probably the best heavyweight in MMA off his back !!!

Ian freeman and De pano?

in BJJ tournaments yes mir
in MMA no IMO bro

b0sH
02-18-2010, 01:51 PM
Ian freeman and De pano?

in BJJ tournaments yes mir
in MMA no IMO bro

Too easy to just shout out a Mir loss as though it means something nowerdays :-

ie Sylvia and Petey Williams. Both top notch subs off his back.

Lesnar vs Mir II was a complete domination. Who seriously takes a top HW's arm and just places it where ever he wants it and then pounds the guys face in with his other hand? Brock is a freakshow but a freakshow with real talent and that's what make him potentially scary.

He manhandled a guy who's 6'3 and big. Fedor is 6'0 and small for a HW.

This can be looked at two ways. Either Fedor can utilize his speed and ability to manoeuvre underneath a big guy like Brock to slap on his lightning arm bars from beneath.

OR Brock is too big and just too strong and can power out of things, which Brett kind did in Fedors last fight. Fedor was thrown about by a LHW wrestler in Randleman, didn't do a lot of good for Randleman but he still threw him about a bit. Now take that size, skill and power and multiply it as Randlemans essentially a LHW frame.

It's an interesting question for which we currently have no answer. Do look forward to finding out though.

roaddawg
02-18-2010, 02:09 PM
I don't think Fedor said that... the whole "i've never fought fighters like that before" phrase.

I think MMAbay is bullshitting with fedors answer because from a previous thread a couple weeks ago I read this...

"Fedor: Yes of course, if they propose to me those bouts then sure. Lashley is now under contract with Strikeforce...(makes a long pause), I am sorry, what is the name of the other one? Ah yes Lesnar. He is the current UFC champion, and I would like to face him as well. The bouts with them are possible"

Who has Fedor beaten that is anything like Lesnar?

RonPaulForPeace
02-18-2010, 02:50 PM
coleman is a better wrestler then brock is, older now yea and not as big but def a better wrestler and fedor made that look easy, brock maybe 1 day will beable to but you put brock in there now id bet everything on it that he gets stop before rd 3

thefirm0
02-18-2010, 03:02 PM
Who has Fedor beaten that is anything like Lesnar?

zulu.

roaddawg
02-18-2010, 03:06 PM
coleman is a better wrestler then brock is, older now yea and not as big but def a better wrestler and fedor made that look easy, brock maybe 1 day will beable to but you put brock in there now id bet everything on it that he gets stop before rd 3

Dude Lesnar would probably eat Coleman alive in a pure wrestling match. Lesnars physical attributes and skillsets combined would be too much of a barrier for Coleman to deal with especially with his recent decline.

Not even Randy Couture could deal with Brock and even admitted on camera during the post fight interview with Rogan that Brock is just too damn big.

Does Brock have holes in his game? Ofcourse he does but so does every fighter walking on two legs. No fighter is perfect.

Ramma
02-18-2010, 03:41 PM
I don't think Fedor said that... the whole "i've never fought fighters like that before" phrase.

I think MMAbay is bullshitting with fedors answer because from a previous thread a couple weeks ago I read this...

"Fedor: Yes of course, if they propose to me those bouts then sure. Lashley is now under contract with Strikeforce...(makes a long pause), I am sorry, what is the name of the other one? Ah yes Lesnar. He is the current UFC champion, and I would like to face him as well. The bouts with them are possible"

Which is why we do not allow MMABay articles.




This is getting noob jacked.

rough-n-tumble
02-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Lesnar vs Mir II was a complete domination. Who seriously takes a top HW's arm and just places it where ever he wants it and then pounds the guys face in with his other hand? Brock is a freakshow but a freakshow with real talent and that's what make him potentially scary.

+1 Lesnar is still green in my opinion, but with his physical attributes he brings a good skill set along with his wrestling ability. With Mir he worked a Half Nelson Pry which can go into a neck crank, but he chose to take some anger out on Mir's face.

I would believe that Lesnar's chin needs to tested a bit more and with the added experience from a few more fights that will get worked out. Aside from luck the person to takes Fedor down is going to need to bring something to the table that most other fighters do not have.

willpunisher
02-18-2010, 04:51 PM
LMFAOOOOOOOOO
he didnt even remember lesnar name hahahaha.

b0sH
02-18-2010, 05:42 PM
coleman is a better wrestler then brock is, older now yea and not as big but def a better wrestler and fedor made that look easy, brock maybe 1 day will beable to but you put brock in there now id bet everything on it that he gets stop before rd 3

Erm? Really?

Lesnar finished his amateur career as a two-time NJCAA All-American, 1998 NJCAA Heavyweight Champion, two-time NCAA All-American, two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, and the 2000 NCAA heavyweight champion with a record of 106–5 overall in four years of college.

Mark Coleman wrestled for Miami University, in Ohio, where he was a two time Mid-American Conference wrestling champion. In his senior year, he transferred to Ohio State University and won an NCAA championship. Out of college, The Antidote was awarded a spot on the US Wrestling team, placing second (100 kg) at the 1991 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Varna, Bulgaria, and placing seventh overall in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Doesn't look like it to me.

Plus Coleman is a LHW frame. Brock would bench the guy. And if you wana see how Fedor did vs a straight Wrestler then check out the Randleman fight again. He was manhandled, slammed on his head and then managed to turn things round and slap on a Kimura. And Randleman was another guy who was a LHW and under 6'0 essentially the same frame as Fedor.

He's never fought a wrestler of that size and that power before. I'm not saying he wouldn't beat Brock here. I'm saying this is a question that Fedor hasn't answered yet, he may well have that answer sitting in his pocket but it's yet to be proven either way.

Kersed
02-18-2010, 09:33 PM
Who has Fedor beaten that is anything like Lesnar?

I wasn't stating he hasn't fought anyone like Lesnar. Just pointing out that Fedor's actual words look to have been twisted a bit.

Fedor himself might think that he's fought guys like Lashley and Lesnar before.