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cheachea
07-31-2011, 05:54 PM
Fedor is one of my favorite fighters. I hope that he retires now and doesn't loose any more fights.

Buzzard
07-31-2011, 05:57 PM
I don't, I still like watching him fight. I'd like him to win though.

Llamafighter
08-01-2011, 03:46 AM
Fedor is one of my favorite fighters. I hope that he retires now and doesn't loose any more fights.

I agree
HE can't take many more punches to the back of the head! Hendo dropped him with a clean armpit uppercut, but the followup shots (that prompted HD to stop it)were to the back of the head.

Miss Foxy
08-01-2011, 03:01 PM
I believe when he is ready he will retire. Just because he has a few losses doesn't mean he's done. A lot of fighters we respect have had slumps.. He should surround himself with different people who have his best interest if you ask me. Saying he should retire is very premature.

JavierDLC
08-01-2011, 07:06 PM
He should Retire :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Damn some people just have to hate!!!!

The Man went his entire career without losing he get submitted and two Unnecessary stoppages and now he should retire???
That's BS!

bj44
08-02-2011, 08:40 AM
i dont think he needs to retire he looked good last night until he got knocked out. Guess i said the same think after chucks fight with rich though lol. Realistically though anyone who gets hit by hendo is in in serious trouble.

Llamafighter
08-02-2011, 12:20 PM
i dont think he needs to retire he looked good last night until he got knocked out. Guess i said the same think after chucks fight with rich though lol. Realistically though anyone who gets hit by hendo is in in serious trouble.

true!
I guess Bisping should have retired too? Feijoa? Babalu?
Hendo is a tough dude and anyone in his division could suffer the same fate.

flo
08-02-2011, 07:23 PM
true!
I guess Bisping should have retired too? Feijoa? Babalu?
Hendo is a tough dude and anyone in his division could suffer the same fate.

Word.

cheachea
08-02-2011, 08:38 PM
He said what ever the Lord wills when they asked him if he was going to retire, so I guess we will see what the Lord wants.

cheachea
08-03-2011, 02:49 AM
New Footage, shows how fast Fedor got up.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTcdf6zGKC8&feature=player_embedded#at=317

J.B.
08-03-2011, 05:28 AM
I actually would agree with Fedor considering retirement at this point. He has nothing left to prove.

Sure, he could always find that fire again and start winning for a bit, but let's be realistic, 90% of all fighters, and athletes in general, are NOT fine wines. Modern day fighters who manage to keep competing at the highest level after the age of 40 are few and far between. Hendo is a warrior and legend of MMA, just like Fedor. In fact, it could easily be argued that Hendo has a better resume than Fedor.

Regardless, is the risk of sliding further down the mountain worth it to Fedor at this point? I'd say no. Obviously he never wanted to get in bed with Zuffa, and he probably feels like the buyout of Strikeforce put him in a tough situation. Walking away now still leaves him with a very strong legacy intact and it would be inline with his humble reputation that has been built up over the years.

That doesn't mean I think it would be out of line for him to fight again. I just think he's come to a crossroads in his career where he has to make a decision on where he wants to go. If he continues to fight, it may mean he is reduced fighting much lower level competition, which is a criticism that has already plagued his resume by many critics.

flo
08-03-2011, 06:18 AM
I'd wish to see such a great champion retire after a win.

JavierDLC
08-03-2011, 02:30 PM
I'd wish to see such a great champion retire after a win.

I agree. He deserves to go out on a win but then again so did Chuck and Randy. Maybe he can fight Allistar now that both of them are out of Strikefarce.

CAVEMAN
08-03-2011, 03:42 PM
I actually would agree with Fedor considering retirement at this point. He has nothing left to prove.

Sure, he could always find that fire again and start winning for a bit, but let's be realistic, 90% of all fighters, and athletes in general, are NOT fine wines. Modern day fighters who manage to keep competing at the highest level after the age of 40 are few and far between. Hendo is a warrior and legend of MMA, just like Fedor. In fact, it could easily be argued that Hendo has a better resume than Fedor.

Regardless, is the risk of sliding further down the mountain worth it to Fedor at this point? I'd say no. Obviously he never wanted to get in bed with Zuffa, and he probably feels like the buyout of Strikeforce put him in a tough situation. Walking away now still leaves him with a very strong legacy intact and it would be inline with his humble reputation that has been built up over the years.

That doesn't mean I think it would be out of line for him to fight again. I just think he's come to a crossroads in his career where he has to make a decision on where he wants to go. If he continues to fight, it may mean he is reduced fighting much lower level competition, which is a criticism that has already plagued his resume by many critics.

+ 1

With the exception of a few, most fighters have peaked by age 35. With that said, I still think Fedor is capable of getting some wins, I'm just not sure he can hang with the upper echelon of the sport, now.

J.B.
08-03-2011, 04:05 PM
I'd wish to see such a great champion retire after a win.

If wishes were fishes, I'd own my own Red Lobster. :laugh:

rearnakedchoke
08-03-2011, 08:38 PM
i don't want to see him retire .. yes, he could lose his next couple and would have no choice .. i see him getting a win over someone in another org ... who knows, maybe ubereem as he is looking for a fight ..

snakerattle79
08-03-2011, 08:41 PM
hope he still continues, win or lose he always entertains the crowd.. its not like he's been dominated in all of his losses, ••••s happen to great fighters like him

Dethbob
08-03-2011, 08:52 PM
hope he still continues, win or lose he always entertains the crowd.. its not like he's been dominated in all of his losses, ••••s happen to great fighters like him

That, and he’s been fighting some high level guys. On the other hand, no one wants to see him get hurt trying to do something he can no longer do well. If he gets the ‘eye of the tiger’ back and starts looking like he used to then that would be awesome, but if he keeps coming out looking confused and disappointed, well... he should keep what he has left and sit in the stands with us mortals.