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    Slate.com on Fedor and the UFC

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    ...the fighter is Fedor Emelianenko, a 32-year-old sambo specialist generally recognized as the sport's best heavyweight. Since 2000, Emelianenko has fought 31 times under MMA rules in Japan, the United States, and his native Russia, where two years ago he easily dispatched a 2000 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling before an audience that included Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. In all those fights he's lost once, on a stoppage due to blood loss from an illegal elbow. Dutch and Croatian kickboxers, Brazilian submission artists, and two former UFC champions have all tried to beat him and failed miserably.
    Slate is covering MMA. I guess we've... uh... arrived? Look at that dapper martha focker just standing there. Look at him.

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    There is a great line in the article about the fighter's pay:
    "Frauds like middleweight Michael Bisping and has-beens like light heavyweight Chuck Liddell have greatly outdrawn far superior fighters."

    Ouch!
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    Coming from Europe I don't know exactly how big Slate is, but if MMA is going into the mainstream, articles like these are a good thing, IMO. Many thanks for posting it, Phrost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadGuy
    The Dog kid's mom is parked next to me in the parking lot. He runs up and asks me a question. "Hey dude, where did you learn that stuff?"

    "That was grappling. Real MMA."

    "Where do I go for that?"

    I was a little shocked. Sure, he changed sides quickly, but I guess even a dog can realize it has more in common with the wolf than with the shephard.

    I give him the names of some BJJ schools in the area, and we go our separate ways.
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    This kind of coverage, regardless of whether it praises or hisses, is good for the sport. I don't know if I would have referred to Liddell as a has-been, though.
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    Slate is a smug semi-political commentary magazine. I'm sure you have those in Europa, too.
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    Slate is covering MMA. I guess we've... uh... arrived? Look at that dapper martha focker just standing there. Look at him.
    Apparently, they've been covering MMA since 1999:

    http://www.slate.com/id/46344/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    Apparently, they've been covering MMA since 1999:

    http://www.slate.com/id/46344/
    That was a pretty good article actually. Nice trip down memory lane.
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    They forgot to mention that the Olympic Silver Medalist was two weight classes below hiim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    Apparently, they've been covering MMA since 1999:

    http://www.slate.com/id/46344/
    Good read. It was funny how the author kept searching for a proper name for the as of yet nameless sport, coming up with everything short of 'MMA'.
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