Thread: Fedor vs Monson
11/20/2011 1:13pm, #41
Haven't watched the fight, but I am told Fedor was exceptionally careful about getting too close to Monson's dangerous submission abilities, kept his distance and peppered away at him without ever going charging in and going full Fedormania on him like he usually does.
Not sure what to think about that - Monson is a credible opponent if not top-level and Fedor defeating him handily shows that he at least has SOME ability left in his body, but the world fell in love with the hard-charging genocidal Fedor that blitzed Sylvia and Zulu inside a minute and fell victim to Werdum's triangle. I'm not sure that a new Careful Fedor would be something I'd particularly enjoy watching, considering how deliciously ol-skool his fighting style has been up to this point.
**** Monson's haters, by the way. He's sort of one dimensional, but the man is good at what he does and he's pretty tough as well. Cormier splatted the titanic Antonio Silva and still didn't manage to put Monson away.
11/20/2011 1:15pm, #42
11/20/2011 1:18pm, #43
His style by now is really like 60s soccer from Italy: Effective, but boring.
I watch a fight, I want to see a fight!
I am not emotionally invested in this, I just felt like this fight was really bad and boring.
If this marks the turning point in Fedor's career, all the power to him,
but I will probably refrain from karing his fight dates in the calendar for a while.
Last edited by Hiro Protagonist; 11/20/2011 1:25pm at .
11/20/2011 1:59pm, #44
I am certain Fedor will cry himself to sleep for weeks upon hearing that sad bit of news.
11/20/2011 1:59pm, #45
11/20/2011 2:08pm, #46
As a huge Fedor fan, I've been listening for years how he's reckless, and dives in with no care, but manages to pull it out. Then the Werdum fight, and too many are like "see, he just had to fight a pretty good guy on teh ground to get caught". Why on earth would he want to get close to Monson, who is a premier grappler. He learned from his previous fights, and just picked the guy apart. Nice leg kicks there.
He did to Monson, what he should probably have done to Werdum. Beat him up from range.
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ADCC 2009 Over 99+kg: 3rd Place
ADCC 2005 Over 99+kg: 1st Place
ADCC 2003 99+kg: Quarter Finals
ADCC 2001 Over 99+kg: 2nd place
ADCC 2000 88–98 kg: 2nd place Openweight: Quarter Finals, but unable to continue.
ADCC 1999 Under 99KG: 1st Place
CBJJ No-Gi World Championships:
2007 Black Belt SuperSuperHeavy: 2nd Place
2007 Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2007 World Grappling Championships 125 kg: gold medal (1st place)
2008 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials - 275+ Division 1st place.
2007 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials - 275+ Division 1st place.
2007 Budweiser World Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Pro no-gi 1st place.
2006 Budweiser World Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Pro no-gi 1st place.
2004 Budweiser World Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Pro no-gi 1st place.
11/20/2011 2:12pm, #47
Last edited by Hiro Protagonist; 11/20/2011 2:17pm at .
11/20/2011 2:17pm, #48
11/20/2011 2:18pm, #49
I'd still like to see Fedor vs Lesnar, personally.
11/20/2011 2:19pm, #50
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I checked that face up against the "Emotions of Fedor" chart and the result was "Murderous Rage." It's hard to tell them all apart, though.