February 13, 2011 by USA Post
Fedor Emelianenko, Sergei Kharitonov and Andre Arlovski has shotgun, and Kharitonov has prevailed that the first semifinalist. Arlovski came out firing and quickly punched Sergei seemed not phased by power, but rather a man on a mission ready to impose its will.
Kharitonov has been very patient for less; after all, he has to wait about three and a half minutes before he unleashes havoc on Arlovski to cause a stoppage by the referee.
Credit for a fallen champion, and with a bit of credit goes Greg Jackson, who, in many experts’ opinions is the best coach in the sport of MMA. Arlovski looked better his last defeat, but still far from the fighting when he owned the sport in his UFC days. True MMA fans can only hope that after this knock out, he will sign the documents of retirement after being released from the hospital.
The magic number of times former champions seem to be out before going to the unemployment line seems to be around four. We saw with Chuck Liddell, Royce Gracie, Jens Pulver, and others. After only two loses, Fedor Emelianenko seems to have learned from his predecessors and decided to stop there. Although many experts believe, Fedor could reign as champion of Division 205, he seems content to leave the world of MMA, in the eyes of most people, “the best MMA fighter ever.”
The first round of this fight has seen some powerful punches from the Russian legend and Silva looked a little surprised, but “Big Foot” opened the second round with a sick suspension surprised the “last emperor “itself. Silva continued to dominate the whole cycle nearly twice and submit Fedor causing enough damage to completely close the right eye of Fedor.
While Fedor has not presented or quit, the referee had no choice but to stop the fight that the doctor made the final call. This is the second time we attended the MMA legend lose because most years the probability and size, and clearly not because of the dominance of opponents. No disrespect to Silva or Verdum, they are clearly important championship in the decision, but it is always sad to see a legend leave a sport they dominated for over a decade.
After the fight Silva said: “I trained hard for this fight with my camp, all the people say,” Fedor, Fedor, Fedor. I trained too hard, and I’ve shown the world today. I want the best heavyweights in the world. ”
Great respect for what Andre Arlovski and Fedor Emelianenko has done for the sport of MMA and ProFightNetwork recognizes their greatness. But fate is fate, and time and age catches us all. Combine that with the evolution of a sport that has only really hit mainstream within a decade there has emerged a reason to let go of the past and embrace the future.
It seems that the reign of the MMA elite home is completed, and the newcomers have jumped on in full swing. Two great champions in sport will be missed but never forgotten, the torch has clearly changed hands to a new generation of heavyweights in the world Mixed Martial Arts, Strikeforce and seems to be home of the best.
Chris Greenman / Pro Fight Network Inc. CEO / President
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