Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > MMA Related > UFC

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-27-2009, 01:36 PM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default Mir wants Fedor in the UFC

So Mir wants Fedor in the UFC in order for Fedor to "prove" himself. Sounds kinda silly to me considering Mir wouldn't get a shot at Fedor anyways after Brock whoops his ass!
I'm not hating on Mir, I really really like the guy, but there's no doubt his fight with Brock was controversial.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns

Quote:
Mailbag: Mir wants Fedor in UFC

By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports
13 hours, 17 minutes ago

LAS VEGAS – There is no topic that divides mixed martial arts fans more than Fedor Emelianenko, the former PRIDE heavyweight champion and the man tied with Georges St. Pierre for the top spot in the current Yahoo! Sports pound-for-pound rankings.

Emelianenko’s very vocal supporters treat him with a reverence rarely seen in sports. He’s become an almost mythological figure to these fans. But there are those who believe that Emelianenko can’t fairly be judged until he lands in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and competes in the octagon.

Frank Mir, the UFC’s interim heavyweight champion, said during a question-and-answer session with fans at a UFC Fight Club session on Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena that he’d love to fight Emelianenko, but said he’d only do it if it were in the UFC. Mir said that while there are other good fighters in competing promotions, “the best, the deepest pool of fighters” is in the UFC.
ADVERTISEMENT

“If he’s called the best fighter in the world, why wouldn’t he want to come to the UFC and prove it?” Mir asked. “I know I would.”

Mike Goldberg, the UFC’s play-by-play announcer who co-hosted the Q&A with Mir, concurred. And Goldberg made an analogy about football championships in an attempt to point out why Emelianenko needs to compete in the UFC.

“If you win an Arena Football League title, it’s a ring and you’re a great athlete and you deserve it,” Goldberg said. “If you were in the XFL and you won in the XFL with those uniforms, you are still a champion. If you won in the USFL – Doug Flutie and the boys, Herschel Walker – you were a USFL champion. But at the end of the day, all those players wish they had a Super Bowl ring and that they won in the NFL. And that equates to what Frank’s talking about.”

Mir used that analogy to continue, pointing out that as great a quarterback as Dan Marino was during his career with the Miami Dolphins, his legacy is tarnished somewhat by not having a Super Bowl ring.

Mir also suggested that a fighter with good technical boxing skills could beat Emelianenko.

“Fedor has fast hands and is a very aggressive puncher,” said Mir, who meets Brock Lesnar for the undisputed UFC heavyweight title at UFC 100 on July 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “But a lot of times when he swings, he goes slightly off-balance. If you sit there in front of him, [it’s trouble]. Tim Sylvia could answer that question. But if you use proper boxing, like Andrei Arlovski was doing up to the last five seconds of their fight, you see what happens. I think a very technical fighter will bother Fedor a little bit.

“[A guy] using straight punches, [a guy] with good head movement. That’s what you want. That’s a code word for skill. He’s a very powerful, quick athlete, which some people don’t realize when looking at his body. But if you fight him with skill, I think you can do very well. I thought Andrei was winning that fight until – I don’t know what that was that Andrei did.”

Now, it’s time to move on to your questions and comments, most of which are about UFC 98, in this week’s mailbag. My answers are in italics. Also, please remember to follow me on Twitter. Feel free to send me mailbag questions via Twitter, as well.
__________________

Last edited by rockdawg21; 05-27-2009 at 02:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-27-2009, 01:39 PM
rearnakedchoke
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

like you said, he needs to beat brock first ... if he does, then i am all for watching mur get smashed by Feeador ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-27-2009, 01:43 PM
rockdawg21's Avatar
rockdawg21 rockdawg21 is offline
I'm kind of a big deal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5,584
Default

I think Fedor would KO Mir in a heartbeat. Mir might face fairly well from his back, but the way he lost by strikes to a much smaller Brandon Vera makes me question his standup. I realize that was shortly after his comeback and he looked great against Nog, but I'd still like to see how his standup is going to fare against Brock. Wish I didn't have to wait until July 11 :(
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-27-2009, 01:58 PM
Miss Foxy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I like Mir, but he would get beat down if he fought Fedor......Just keeping it real..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-27-2009, 02:14 PM
Llamafighter's Avatar
Llamafighter Llamafighter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Astoria, New York
Posts: 4,980
Default

I really don't understand this "if he's so good then he should fight in the Octagon". My thought is: if thsoe guys think they can beat Fedor then they should fight him in the place where he's most comfortable, the ring. What if someone actually beat Fedor in the cage? there would be that group of people (me included) that would say it was because he wasn't used ot fighting in the cage.
Mir is getting ahead of himself.
__________________
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain

[
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:13 PM
Hughes_GOAT
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Fedor is ranked number 1 in the world and the UFC hates it. what Mir is leaving out, aside from the fact that Fedor has already beaten numerous former UFC champs, is Fedor's camp has already offered to fight in the UFC vs their champ, 1 fight winner take all.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:18 PM
Crisco
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I feel like the UFC talking about Fedor is trying to hype him up to the American people so they can bring him it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:30 PM
Hughes_GOAT
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

and Mir's biggest win came against a staph infected Nog. Fedor walked through him twice and didn't need help from staph and Nog was in his prime too!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Hughes_GOAT
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Fedor likes fighting all over, RINGS, Sambo, Pride, M-1, Affliction. the UFC is too restrictive.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:50 PM
billwilliams70
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hughes_GOAT
Fedor likes fighting all over, RINGS, Sambo, Pride, M-1, Affliction. the UFC is too restrictive.
Ditto.

Later.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.