...had Fedor in trouble

I don't understand how there are so many threads with this as a form of a title. IMO, the reason Fedor is the champion he is, is because he doesn't get rattled. Take the AA fight, How many fighters would have tried to rush for a takedown or started throwing Captain-Save-A-Hoe punches? or How many fighters would have panicked and transitioned to a negative position after being gumby(ed) by Randleman? Don't get me wrong, I haven't seen all of Fedor's fights but had he ever been truely in trouble?

Hixon

I agree that Fedor stays very well composed in situations where most other fighters would panic, but i'd have to say that Fujita definitly had Fedor in a bit of trouble. I mean who else has made Fedor "dance".

He was in big, big trouble against Fujita, who was never known for his striking at all, but Fedor recovered and finished the fight via submission soon after.

See for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IABAEbpBUxk

 

Hixon - Don't get me wrong, I haven't seen all of Fedor's fights but had he ever been truely in trouble?



Hixon


 Surely a troll... SURELY

No doubt he was in trouble with Fujita. He has great wins over hugh guys like Sylvia and AA, would like to see him against a quicker guy like Randleman, but who has a more well rounded skillset [A.Silvia, Machita].

Fedor's got a lot of fights under his belt, so its no surprise that he's been taken down, knocked silly, or have been threatened by sub attempts over his long career. But all that matters is the end result.

I like him even MORE because he always finds a way to win. The sad thing is that the day will come when he does lose. Time, age, and odds are all against him. So the fact the he keeps winning despite these challenges makes him all the more fascinating.

And even when he does finally lose, I'll still say that he's the greatest fighter the sport has ever seen.

Fujita, Randleman, and Arona had him in trouble.  But you are right, he stays calm and collected and just gets himself out of trouble the best he can, then works for the win.  Everytime I watch the Randleman fight, I'm still baffled how he came out of that slam without a problem at all.  I keep thinking that Lesnar would beat him, but I just don't know. Fucking M1, bunch of douchebags, Lesnar vs. Fedor needs to happen, and happen soon before Fedor moves out of his prime.  At this point I'm rooting for the UFC to just buy Strikeforce out and something happens to Fedor that makes him want to drop M1 all together.

Fujita scrambled his circuits momentarily, but Fedor quickly rebooted and initiated his end-game program.

jpm995 - No doubt he was in trouble with Fujita. He has great wins over hugh guys like Sylvia and AA, would like to see him against a quicker guy like Randleman, but who has a more well rounded skillset [A.Silvia, Machita].


Agreed, especially as he says he prefers facing bigger and slower guys

joshuraw - I agree that Fedor stays very well composed in situations where most other fighters would panic, but i'd have to say that Fujita definitly had Fedor in a bit of trouble. I mean who else has made Fedor "dance".



And it seems that getting Fedor in trouble just means that you will be FINISHED within seconds. Arlovski had him in trouble...only to get KTFO 10 seconds later....Randleman landed the suplex...only to get IMMEDIETLY reversed and kimura'd...Fujita landed that lucky punch....a minute later he fell to a nasty 1-2, kick, RNC combo.

The Randleman suplex would have had me "COOCOO FOR COCO PUFFS!"

One thing that we fans (fighters) can appreciate is his ability to regain his composure, reset and "initiate his end-game program" (well put Misedukatd).

There's been a few times he's been in trouble, but you'd have to actually watch the fights to know that.  Fujita, Randleman, Arona, and you could even say Arlovski to a certain extent.



But yes, champions are made from surviving and triumphing over adversity like he has in those fights (no matter the quality of opponent).

Lindland had Fedor in trouble, with a huge cut and was about to take Fedor down and would have had a stoppage, but Fedor hat to cheat to prevent the takedown.

joshuraw - I agree that Fedor stays very well composed in situations where most other fighters would panic, but i'd have to say that Fujita definitly had Fedor in a bit of trouble. I mean who else has made Fedor "dance".


 truth.  lemme see if i have a gif of the dude dancing in the background in the audience... anyone else have it?

BiggGunn - Lindland had Fedor in trouble, with a huge cut and was about to take Fedor down and would have had a stoppage, but Fedor hat to cheat to prevent the takedown.

Kinda like Brock grabbing the cage when Randy tried to take him down?

PatrickFreitas - Fedor's got a lot of fights under his belt, so its no surprise that he's been taken down, knocked silly, or have been threatened by sub attempts over his long career. But all that matters is the end result.



I like him even MORE because he always finds a way to win. The sad thing is that the day will come when he does lose. Time, age, and odds are all against him. So the fact the he keeps winning despite these challenges makes him all the more fascinating.



And even when he does finally lose, I'll still say that he's the greatest fighter the sport has ever seen.
This. No one can put it better than you just did.

 

Hunt had him in trouble.
Arona has him in trouble.
Fujita has him in trouble.
Randleman almost broke his neck (it's a miracle he didn't, actually.)
Lindland did cut him, but Fedor wasn't really in trouble.
Arlovski was looking good for 2 minutes, though, Fedor wasn't exactly in trouble.
Schilt did land a good knee to his face. Again Fedor wasn't really in trouble, though.


Fedor still beat all those guys, usually by finishing them in the first round.

I thought that Hunt had him in trouble (breifly).

BiggGunn - Lindland had Fedor in trouble, with a huge cut and was about to take Fedor down and would have had a stoppage, but Fedor hat to cheat to prevent the takedown.


Hi Matt.

Hixon - I don't understand how there are so many threads with this as a form of a title. IMO, the reason Fedor is the champion he is, is because he doesn't get rattled. Take the AA fight, How many fighters would have tried to rush for a takedown or started throwing Captain-Save-A-Hoe punches? or How many fighters would have panicked and transitioned to a negative position after being gumby(ed) by Randleman? Don't get me wrong, I haven't seen all of Fedor's fights but had he ever been truely in trouble?



Hixon


 

Positionally, Fedor has been "in trouble" on a few occasions.  However, Fedor has shown remarkable poise in those times and (obviously) always ends up winning.



Fujita hit Fedor so hard that he stumbled and was clearly off balance for a few minutes.  Until he choked Fujita out.