Is Fedor a natural?

I am new to MMA and have just recently heard of Fedor. A guy at school gave me a DVD with about 8 of his fights on it.

I have been thinking of starting to train in some kind of Martial Art, but at this point Im just a fan thats why I have questions?

Do you people think Fedor wins because of having a lot of Martial Arts techniques and training or just because he is naturally a tough guy? His fights seem to me to be won with brutality. He throws basic punches and likes to take people down and just reign down blows. Its almost like he goes in there to destroy with no fight plan and no fancy moves. He survived a suplex by Ken Randleman that would have killed or crippled most people. He seemed unphased and went almost immediatley into an armlock. It was one of the most amazing things Ive ever seen. He beat Minotauro with a barrage after barrage while in the guard. Why is he the only fighter that can strike so effectively in the guard?

I guess what Im trying to ask is, can someone train to be a Fedor? Or do you have to be born Fedor? I would like to take up Martial Arts next year when I graduate highschool and move out on my own, and was just curious if I could train and become as tough as Fedor?

It's both...A lifetime of training...And an extra tough guy, with no fear.

no, those are implants.

Ya know...I have always secretly suspected that Fedor is on some sort of super-secret Russian super soldier serum that gives him enhanced reflexes, no fear, unlimited cardio, and takes away pain...Cause the guy just defies the odds.

Glad I finally got that off my chest.

One thing Fedor does that few others do is throwing shots with reckless abandon. Every shot he throws has something on it because he doesn't care about being caught with a submission (nobody's really gotten THAT close even). Most guys play the safe game of short chopping shots, while he postures up and throws everything he has. While recoiling from shots, he's always careful to keep posturing back as to never open his arm up, too.
It looks like a whole lot of just brutality on the surface, but it's really refined and difficult to reproduce. Lots of guys like Riggs have tried to duplicate it, but all of them have either gotten caught or nullified along the way.

One of the cool things about Fedor is that he doesnt look like he does bodybuilding. And looks like a nice guy, but he is strong and mean.

He says he doesn't believe he has any particular natural gifts. He attributes all his success to training.

Ah, what the hell do you reckon? Anboydy reaching #1 in this sport, WITH all the great athletes, definitely has natural ability.

Yeah, he has natural ability. He breathes, has blood, and has an opposable thumb. Not that they'd mean a whole lot, if it wasn't for the thousands of hours of training he did, and will continue to do.

EM has brutalized the correct...fedor is a naturally gifted athlete who trains like a freakin machine (hint hint: hes a cyborg)

plus hes a smart fighter too. look how he beat cro cop he didnt try to take him down and submit him like alot of guys want to do and like CC probably expected. he came right at him and brought the fight to him. (might also been out of anger for cro cop putting aleksander down) he makes every opponent fight his fight and no one so far has been able to get the best of him

Fedor was created in a russian lab sir,its old news,theres a video floating around on the net of some scientists running diagnostic tests on him.

I'm STILL amazed at what he did to Kevin less than 1 minute after being the subject of possibly the most horrific looking slam in MMA... To tap KR in a few minutes is amazing anyway, but after that slam, it was just like WTF?!

Beating Cro Cop on the feet, tooling Nog on the ground... I mean, no one else can do that stuff..

I feel Fedor's greatest strength is his intelligence and his ability to use that intelligence under fire. Nobody has better gameplanning or match strategy than he does in all of mma(possibly in all fight sports in general). He makes gameplans that will work, no matter who his opponent is, or if they do something unexpected. Even in he is on the defensive, he will bait his opponent to continue to be aggressive, thus leading to mistakes ie. Randleman and Fujita. Also I feel the alternative/ploymetric style explosiveness training is also key to his success... and the cyborg thing.

"I feel Fedor's greatest strength is his intelligence and his ability to use that intelligence under fire. Nobody has better gameplanning or match strategy than he does in all of mma"

We have a winner! This is exactly correct.

"Who is John Galt?"

LOL. I like Ayn Rand's books a lot. I read the Fountainhead my Freshman year and it changed my life. Atlas Shrugged is a masterpiece as well.

Thanks for the insightful posts. I dont think anyone can beat Fedor right now. He looks almost invincible.

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You mean he's... 'Cerebral' :P

Man, glad that cliche went out of fashion quick.

"I feel Fedor's greatest strength is his intelligence and his ability to use that intelligence under fire. Nobody has better gameplanning or match strategy than he does in all of mma"

Alot of people fail to bring up Fedor's speed. He has uncanny fucking speed for a heavyweight. Of course he is a natural. Did you see those seamless punch/throw combinations he incorporated into his strategy in Nog III?

"I feel Fedor's greatest strength is his intelligence and his ability to use that intelligence under fire. Nobody has better gameplanning or match strategy than he does in all of mma"

"We have a winner! This is exactly correct."

Its sum of all his parts imo.

Intelligence without the physical tools and skills means shit and vice versa....

Just like gameplanning and strategy dont mean jack if you dont have the goods to execute it in real life (theory vs. practice, ya?).

I think this is the biggest difference between a BJ Penn and a Fedor. BJ has all the physical tools and skills but his mental composure, consistency, strategy (and ablility to change it in a fight) is questionable or def not as money as Fedor's.

People always harp on BJs cardio but thats only part of his problem imo.

Fedor just puts it all together the best.

it also looks like he is completely unfazed by anything else around him,
including his opponent & what he might be trying to do to
him.....i.e...hitting him in the head or trying to submit him.....he stays
calm & is able to make a clear decision in the heat of the
moment....something that is not easy for most people when getting hit &
under pressure...always looking for the finish......oh yeah....and he's a
right tough bastard too.......that helps too