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baller Says, in 11-20-2011 at 12:28:50 from 76.16.39.61    

wow, fedor has fadded away, sad.

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jkdchris Says, in 11-20-2011 at 12:48:50 from 88.179.213.90    

Melon-Enko is BACK !!! . . . . .apparently. Hope Monson got a nice cheque for the open workout show ! Thankfully Hendo & Shogun carry the pride torch a little better ! :)

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valith Says, in 11-20-2011 at 12:52:52 from 79.55.28.118    

i’m a fan of fedor, but… this is not the same fedor, he seems scared, a old fedor would have killed this dumbass monson… bb fedor, i will remember you like in old days

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PitfighterZ Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:03:53 from 71.63.37.211    

Is it just me or was this one of the best MMA weekend in a long, long time with UFC, Bellator, StrikeForce Challengers, and M1 Global?
I feel a little spoiled… How can you top Hendo, Shogun, Wanderley Silva, Cung Le, Fedor, Monson, Alvarez, Faber, Bowles, Torres, Rowdy, Budd, Kampmann, Lombard, Prangley, Bonnar, Lawlor, etc. in the same weekend?

And all here at MMATKO!!! Thanks, Bruno!

Fedor did what he had to do to win. I am not sure if this fight will get his confidence back as the Snowman is getting really slow on his feet. Five to ten years ago, this would have been an amazing fight.

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scottc Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:09:08 from 67.234.41.146    

What a boring fight. Monson is a muscle headed goon that the aging Fedor used as a punching bag. Obviously this fight was just to boost his image in Russia after getting his ass kicked in America.

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Dr steel Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:13:20 from 74.192.237.93    

Dam the announcer was soo badd …at least learn how to pronounce fedor’s name…

Is it just me or did Fedor look “more flabby” than usual??

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mmaboxingfan2 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:32:48 from 63.135.7.66    

The way you guys are talking fedor did horrible.I think fedor did really good. He didnt rush in this fight like his last 3 that he lost he changed that up and hes chaning things to his attack. This fight was basically like overeem and werdum. I think if fedor keeps this up he will do good.

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ericsson Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:42:03 from 70.80.16.62    

fedor is a BUM

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Freedomfit Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:44:00 from 99.107.235.23    

yeah yeah, but Monson didn’t exactly make it exciting… Fatdor didn’t look his best, but I think he retires if he loses, so he wasn’t taking any chances.
Maybe he needs the same hormone replacement that Hendo is on:)

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julian moran Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:51:25 from 76.90.159.7    

Fedor was sticking to his game plan. Good for him, fighting smart.
Monson was going for the Werdum (not wanting to fight) thing aka Werdum vs Overeem. Monson should have gotten a yellow card.
Good fight for Fedor.
He’s looking bigger too.

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julian moran Says, in 11-20-2011 at 13:55:27 from 76.90.159.7    

Fedor looked great by the way. He just did not want to go to the ground with a world grappling champion.
Fighting like that, he would have won his last 3 fights as well.

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Grape Soda Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:11:18 from 75.84.236.234    

Fedor looked fatter than usual, still won but Monson sucks so not really impressive.

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Mike Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:14:26 from 71.202.136.193    

Bum fights

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knuckles Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:19:08 from 92.239.240.3    

obviously staged.

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Beast w/ 8 Limbs Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:24:01 from 50.89.101.37    

What weight was this at? Fedor looks fatter than ever. When you have a wife looking like that though….

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southiejimmy Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:27:13 from 98.217.190.53    

so, the GREATEST fighter in the world couldnt finish an old, slow, tired, hurt,bleeding, gassed jeff monson.fedor was a good fighbter,not the greates though, imo. at this point i doubt if hes even top ten.

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luis el monstruo Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:31:16 from 201.226.3.134    

this is what we call a FIXED fight! M1 Global it´s a f****** mafia! and they are fighting in Russia! This is a work! Good for Fedor, I guess.

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Manfred Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:39:29 from 80.203.40.33    

Wow, thats was crap. Melonencko laid a giant egg. And the “MMA Legend” Monson didnt do s***. He was shadow boxing, and doing shadow-takedowns.

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morbidcro Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:44:31 from 98.239.169.127    

Fedor played it safe, which is what you do when you’re on a losing streak. Hopefully after this win, he’ll get his confidence back and will back to his old self.

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Shinka MMA Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:46:26 from 96.48.152.37    

meh. Fedor needed a win, and took one. Don’t count him out just yet.

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Pedro Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:53:50 from 62.235.175.19    

As a fedor fan i can say
fedor’s time is up time to retire
or stay on the lower level fighting

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Hermann Says, in 11-20-2011 at 14:56:19 from 164.132.35.189    

I have loved Fedor, but now he’s not the same, you can see it in his eyes, this was a SHOW or a fixed match. I don’t understand why he’s changed like this in 1 year and somethig.
I will remember the old Fedor, the greatest of all the time.

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jeff_figmb Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:03:59 from 173.58.180.232    

Who the EFF is commentating this fight? It’s sounds like Frank Shamrock but I can’t be totally sure. Either way, it’s the worst mma commentating I’ve ever heard. Absolutely horrible! Thank god for the UFC and Joe Rogan!

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Ozinator Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:28:02 from 99.233.27.126    

lol kdchris….i was thinking who is Fader Melonanko

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Rick Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:30:03 from 71.94.89.223    

The announcer keeps calling him Fader. Ironc that his career has been a fading one. He was the man, I hope he retires now since he cant finish guys anymore.

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magic8 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:35:16 from 24.24.152.2    

in fairness to Fedor, Daniel Cormier couldn’t finish Monson either. And while Monson isn’t a top fighter by any means, he is a pretty respectable opponent, especially for a guy coming off 3 straight losses.

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snype6969 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:54:15 from 98.181.43.154    

fedor looked fine to me. just for some stupid reason wouldnt go in for the kill. as if he couldnt have destroyed him easily. just was weird to. to the contrary of what most people think i still think fedor could compete at a top level. he was in position to win every one of his losses. but he got careless and got caught. i guess thats what spooked him with monson. but seriously i thought fedor looked fine to me. made it look like a sparring match.

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serb Says, in 11-20-2011 at 15:57:33 from 77.105.54.147    

fedor lost last 3 matches because he rushed it. He wasnt taking any chances here. Its a class difference between these two, monson didnt land a single shot. The fight reminds of anderson silvas fights. I dont agree fedor has faded away. In fact, he is going back to his roots. Watch his early fights, he didnt rush, like he did with silva, werdum and hendo. He may not be number 1 but he is still in top 10 best heavy weights, so show some respect.

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Sean Wooldridge Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:12:04 from 184.18.141.160    

Compare that to his fight against Gary Goodrich or Tim Silvia. The Verdum fight ruined him. I don’t want to see Crocop 2.0.

OK Fedor, you are back in the W column. Now please just retire!

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Flyingkick Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:12:45 from 72.24.227.7    

what a waste of my 5 minutes.

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thaddiuslustre Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:17:41 from 71.49.196.82    

people need to stop all the Fedor bashing! you’re all probably the same individuals that would profess he was unbeatable a couple years back. You idiots are keyboard warriors & wannabee king makers! Just remember this had Fedor been been the 1 fighting in ufc against the former champ Cain Velasquez a couple of weeks ago? he’d of KO’d or TKO’d Cain as well! and guess what: he’d be ufc champ right now!

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mscash Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:18:41 from 50.55.197.59    

Damn …

I’m still a Fedor fan, but, just damn.

I didn’t even begin the first video and made it only half way through the second before seeing enough to stop viewing.

No disrespect to Monson, but to see a can like him not get KTFO in a quick time by Fedor … it makes me remember Fedor in his Pride days …

War Fedor …you have nothing left to prove … leave us with the good memories …

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Twana Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:23:03 from 64.250.82.251    

This was a mismatch….This Monson guy is in no way close to Fedor’s skills…..It was like cat and mouse game…There was no need for Fedor to click to his real fighting skills…just play with the fat toy….lol

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Twana Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:24:09 from 64.250.82.251    

Another USA bum is downed by Great Fedor….

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rob Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:38:05 from 70.27.127.12    

hes far too manly to get TRT

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Kella Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:44:51 from 173.3.184.64    

very satisfied with this fight. Finally he fought a smart fight.

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The Tao of F.U. Says, in 11-20-2011 at 16:56:40 from 98.204.39.32    

That was a decisive win over a well rounded and dangerous opponent. I say Junion Dos Santos just hands the belt to Fedor without a fight, Dana White apologizes and we wait until Jesus comes back and let him see if he’s got what it takes to beat the the Great Fedor the Lost Importer.

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kung fu k9 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:01:52 from 72.55.212.105    

the emperor is back, thats laughable. as much as i like fedor hes done, couldn’t even finish a c fighter. a very unimpressive win…

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cuervoplays Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:09:42 from 70.29.82.182    

Good to see Fedor fighting with discipline that was missing in recent fights.

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jakelo Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:20:13 from 88.171.239.67    

“FEDOR IS BACK!” …. Loool!

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SuckaPunch Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:33:37 from 70.117.164.80    

I love how everyone is talking down on Fedor now. These are probably the same people that were on his nuts when he was winning. Fedor will always be one of the best of all time. Fedor and Couture are men of the same caliber and I don’t hear everyone trashing Couture. When you have fought your whole life its hard to do anything else.

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JDS Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:34:56 from 99.230.164.133    

lol he barely took care of a trash-can… he couldn’t even keep his job at strikeforce and people call him the GOAT? hahahahahahahahah..hahahahhahah

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Dsrren Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:36:37 from 70.178.45.24    

Why do yall say Fedor is a bum..Fedor has has some of the greatest fights ever..Fedor has only been beat by great fighter’s..Dan got lucky..Jeff is no bum eather.Fedor will be back and be a champion again.Fedor has more class than all the ufc champs put togather.

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luis el monstruo Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:41:22 from 201.226.3.134    

I know Monson is a bum, but he just gave himself out in this fight. Fedor looked scared and with no killer instinct. This is a work ! No way a return for Fedor. He should still be fighting genuine opposition. Wasnt him the greatest ever about a year and a half ago? Come on guys!

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wcoastassassin Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:44:47 from 76.121.82.18    

Roy Jones and all these other stars got a lot of give me fights in the 90′s. Nothing wrong with Fedor getting an opportunity to put some food on the table and Monson has always been a tough respected guy and a gentleman. Take it for what it is and the people definitely enjoyed the show.

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goygacon Says, in 11-20-2011 at 17:50:10 from 174.157.97.162    

Dominated. Fedor made it look more like a sparring session. Love some of the comments here. Clearly Fedor has learned from his past and he made the fight look too easy… Yeah, what a bum.

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YodaSangklai Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:07:46 from 75.134.103.11    

Look like the emperor learn his lesson from the three ‘L’. He is fighting wisely, more patient no more rushing when he smell blood on his opponent and really good tdd. LOL Monson tried the Werdum move so lame.

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Reallynow? Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:12:00 from 75.108.91.86    

Fedor has gone to dec before enough times. its nothing new calm down. if you call him a bum, go beat him. dumb ass, lol.

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bobbo Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:07:33 from 24.156.25.163    

Barely can beat a tomato can. Their are 10 UFC heavywieghts that could beat Fedor.

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ibunn Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:12:38 from 65.92.110.31    

was this crap on ppv? i hope not, who would pay this fight?

Just a couple years ago Fedor was offered a ridiculous amount of money to fight in the biggest promotion (ufc) and said no. Today Fedor is fighting monson in the minor leagues in a snoozefest of a fight. You should of took Dana’s money when you had the chance!

I used to love watching fedor fight but i think the old fedor is long gone

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dag Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:17:00 from 98.198.4.41    

good showing on fedors part!!!

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robert Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:31:11 from 65.96.151.56    

considering Fedor didn’t get hurt AT ALL and dominated Monson this was a good performance by Fedor. looks like Fedor is changing some things this is the first time i’ve seen him use leg kicks that much and was very effective with it. his punches aren’t all looping anymore. i still want to see him fighting top guys in the UFC he still has sharp powerful punches and is very quick for a heavy weight.

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JJ Says, in 11-20-2011 at 19:48:02 from 78.144.252.88    

and what if FE was never that good? He’s was on Japanese circuit and guys who made their careers there usually have problems in American UFC/Strikeforce/Bellator environment. There are exceptions but there are just this – exceptions.

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Powertele Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:02:10 from 75.85.115.213    

Fedor would not have lost as many if he would have been more apprehensive as in this fight. Your fear keeps you alive and safe.

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truth Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:08:08 from 108.35.173.238    

here comes the zufa zombies that once used to be on fedors coc….

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Powertele Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:09:30 from 75.85.115.213    

Also, fight analysis was that Fedor being the smaller heavyweight would not do we in a cage because it cuts off your action. The ring allows him to move and do what a smaller faster fighter can do. It’s like when my 8 year older brother would kick my ass. In the house I was in trouble, outside, I had many more options and could run too.

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Jammy man Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:13:14 from 96.55.167.224    

Fader lol

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sctnia Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:14:32 from 76.167.64.188    

Weak sauce, “Fader.” Just plain weak sauce.

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BamBam Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:23:33 from 69.211.4.86    

@ericsson-a bum? really you ass? you are grade A moron!!!!!! great crowd the applauded Monson,unlike the american crowd that’s always booing the foreign fighters,learn some respect!!!!! Monson throw something next time,anything,just throw!!!!

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Rico Suave Says, in 11-20-2011 at 20:55:45 from 97.118.201.216    

LOL @ Powertele! that was a pretty good analogy! This was a bad fight, I’ve said this before but again, it would be in Fedor’s best interests as a mixed martial artist to work other camps, he cant keep doing the same old things and expect to immprove and be a complete fighter, he’s 35 and can still do some great things in this sport, look at Randy Couture, Dan Henderson and others, I’m not saying he has to fight into his 40′s but I would say he’s got 3 or 4 more years to fight at a high level IF he makes the necessary changes!

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rob Says, in 11-20-2011 at 21:07:13 from 70.27.127.12    

this is how he should of fought his last couple fights. glad to see him win

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marvelous mad madam mim Says, in 11-20-2011 at 21:32:16 from 71.136.243.28    

well at least we got a good 10 years out of fedor before he turned GSP

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Dman Says, in 11-20-2011 at 21:36:48 from 76.170.226.36    

Man, F*** you guys who want to see him lose. So what? He’s past his prime. The sun sets for every athlete.

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Fantasy Land Says, in 11-20-2011 at 22:23:27 from 165.86.81.20    

Looks like a fighter that has lost his confidence to me! He is a shadow of his former self. Hesitant, unwilling to stay in the pocket for long, not fully committing to his shots. All the hallmarks of a fighter that has lost his mojo. I am Fedor fan, but he looks very much finished now.

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mmaok Says, in 11-20-2011 at 22:40:37 from 24.226.106.121    

Its Fade-or, Fade-or. A can beating another can.

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ruddo293 Says, in 11-20-2011 at 22:57:52 from 66.75.105.252    

think fedor needed this win more less to rebuild his confidence as a fighter. Not sure exactly where his career will end up after this win. Monson is definitely not a legitimate threat in the HW division . I would like to see him negotiate a contract with the UFC @ 205lbs. He would be too small for HW at this point. I understand he has fought bigger guys most of his career, but i think LHW would be the best weight class for him right now.

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Klopper Says, in 11-20-2011 at 23:55:46 from 208.120.148.203    

Who is that idiot announcer?? “Gotta give him credit, Monson is following his game plan, too.” What?? Of eating the leather off of Fedor’s right glove? Ridiculous–I watched it with the sound off.

Fedor looked crisp and sharp, and Monson never touched him. Fedor stuffed Monson’s takedowns like nothing. I was worried though, when I saw Fedor’s paunch. It would be nice to see him get ripped and try a comeback.

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JoeDog Says, in 11-21-2011 at 00:11:09 from 66.228.23.90    

Fatter fader. Is it over yet?

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MMAMessiah Says, in 11-21-2011 at 00:30:26 from 184.8.119.17    

@Powertele the cage had noting to do with any of Fedor’s losses. Against Werdum he got caught after knocking him down and against Henderson he got countered while raining down blows in a position that is benefited by having a cage.

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FedorFailsAgain Says, in 11-21-2011 at 02:30:56 from 24.89.99.174    

Wow Fail-ure manages to win one. Congratulations boy I knew you had it in ya!!! On a related note I don’t know why so many people were calling Fedor the greatest of all time when if you took 5 mins to look at his fight record he was fighting a bunch of UFC wash outs and Japanese no-body, never-beens. Sorta like Matt Hughe’s resume but with less quality names.

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jonnyx Says, in 11-21-2011 at 02:37:26 from 76.91.54.49    

decent fight to get ‘Fader’ back on the horse. monson hasn’t been relevant in years if ever. he’s decent and can take a punch but thats it, no stand up whatsoever. ‘Fader’ needs to get ripped and tear up 205 light heavy weight and get a rematch with Werdum and maybe one with Hendo. then retire. hendo fader 2 would be good.

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judomaster Says, in 11-21-2011 at 05:34:49 from 82.149.23.17    

was that fight fixed or had Fedor the perfect fight plan for monson. Fedor fought on distance, very disciplined, took no risk. But monson didn’t or couldn’t do nothing. We schould wait for next fedor fight.

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greengiant Says, in 11-21-2011 at 06:06:03 from 71.196.216.112    

fedor was just trying to get another win and gain his confidence back.all you smack talkers don’t know what its like to be in that position and never will.

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bigbadman Says, in 11-21-2011 at 06:57:50 from 94.15.26.2    

Fedor dominated this fight and did what he needed to do to get the much needed win. Most of the comments above suck! Fedor fought cautiously and needed to after coming off 3 back to back losses. Good game plan, good win!!!

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gunnyhighway99 Says, in 11-21-2011 at 08:10:03 from 71.90.6.97    

Unimpressive win, but a good win nonetheless for Fedor. He got tricked by Werdum, and he was too quick to try to finish Hendo: he lost both fights. Sure, Monson was sort of a can, but Fedor stayed calm and took his shots to win the fight. Monson was playing Mongoose from the start, but Fedor didn’t fall for it. A couple of good wins and Fedor will be good as new.

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Bcuz Says, in 11-21-2011 at 08:10:31 from 66.91.182.145    

HAHA so funny how everyone tlks bad about fedor now I remember just a few months ago when everyone wasriding his DICK

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johnny6pack Says, in 11-21-2011 at 08:23:25 from 198.103.104.11    

I feel bad for Jeremy Horn, having to dig some sense out of that terrible play-by-play.

Also, I believe at one point, the play-by-play guy had a mouth full of jawbreakers, because he actually said “Fader Mamaneko”. F***, really?

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Powertele Says, in 11-21-2011 at 09:00:11 from 75.85.115.213    

@ Rico-Thank you. I love all of the keyboard haters that most of you have never fought before. We loved Fedor when it was mainly Pride and he was throwing up prayers to get wins, now you guys just hate. Makes me wonder do you guys treat your friends that way. Fair-weather friends. Whatever, none of you guys would say that to any fighter in the gym and then do sparring session. Keep hating.

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Rodef Says, in 11-21-2011 at 10:01:06 from 184.9.40.248    

Fedor was flawless in strategy and execution. Fastest f****** heavyweight striker in the world.

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Dogpitt Says, in 11-21-2011 at 10:47:31 from 82.30.144.165    

For 20 mins I was pratically screaming “…its EMELIANKO!!!”

The commentator seemed to know nothing about MMA, saying something about Fedor having 10 year of supremacy in “the MMA”…

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symphony x Says, in 11-21-2011 at 11:04:18 from 98.216.8.214    

man monson looked slow.

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Chacarron Says, in 11-21-2011 at 14:42:48 from 98.112.64.31    

Funny how everyone was all over Fedor a little more than a year ago and now everyone hates the guy….sad to see how many fat asses eating doritos on their keyboard simply start bashing on fighters as soon as they lose a few times…if he enjoys to fight…well then let him so regardless of whether he’s not a Cyborg as everyone thought he was.

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demjay Says, in 11-21-2011 at 18:53:18 from 220.255.4.29    

nice to see a more dimentional fedor, really like his leg strikes. very dominant fight too a good bjj champion like moonson. adcc absolute champ i may add.

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KungFuLowKick Says, in 11-21-2011 at 19:21:00 from 24.212.44.131    

Monson just became a guy that I don’t like because of his Thales Leites-Werdum style of fighting.And great grapplers are mostly my favorite fighters.Maia is better at grappling then those 3 and he fought the best striker in MMA and he didn’t lay once on his back like a retard waiting for a guy who obviously won’t just go in the ground with you.

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snype6969 Says, in 11-22-2011 at 18:13:32 from 98.181.43.154    

@theaddiuslustre, right on. all these chumps dont understand. no one has taken out fedor standing. cain woulda got ktfo…………. and let the hate rain

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Throne Says, in 11-22-2011 at 21:52:28 from 99.89.191.33    

Fedor isn’t any less sharp….this was just an extremely fixed fight. Not in who won or lost, but that Fedor did not knock out a guy who’s been KO’d by Rizzo and Rico. Fedor could have finished this one at any time he wished.

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paddedummy Says, in 11-23-2011 at 04:48:28 from 174.91.224.132    

Fedor would have kicked the sh!t out of Werdum, Big foot and Hendo if he fought them all cautiously like this. The comparison to GSP was apt, when he lossed to Matt Serra he got ktfo by a stumpy grappler who is basically the 175 pound version of Jeff Monson. Good gameplan, Fedor would have probably lossed 4 in row if he would have done his stupid impression of Wanderlai Silva again. Fighting smart like this, Fedor owns JDS

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