Originally Posted by Slopho
^ Do you think any of the HW in the UFC could beat Fedor?
Yes. Fedor can be beat. I think he would be the favorite in any match up but there are some really solid guys in the UFC. Fedor has not fought a lot of really big, really skilled guys, and he has not fought a huge wrestler with dynamite in his hands like Carwin.
The game has changed and the level of athleticism of the super huge wrestling based fighters that are dominating the HW ranks right now present a new challenge.
The way to beat him would seem to be press him against the cage and work a take down. Use weight and skill to keep him on his back and pound away hoping for a stoppage. Rogers came close and a better wrestler combined with an overzelous ref could be trouble. Of course neither Mark Coleman nor Kevin Randleman were able to do that. However, while those guys are very very good wrestlers neither is that big.
That said, I think Fedor could tag any of those guys and he hits hard and with the intent to kill. I also think he has a good chin, really tight Judo skills, and a really aggressive ground game. I'm always amazed at how Fedor can toss around much bigger guys. In the Rogers fight he just tossed him to the ground twice even though he was giving up 60 or more pounds so he has shown he has the skill to manhandle huge guys.
People don't give him a lot of credit for beating up AA but AA is big, athletic guy with a really good, modern camp, and I think that win is his best in several years.
Lastly Fedor is really aggressive and goes in there trying to win from jump street. Fighters tend to comment on how much more
, more strong, more fast, more mean, more violent, just more fucking badass
Fedor is than any other fighter they have fought.
So sure I could imagine Fedor loosing but I could also imagine him knocking both Brock and Carwin's huge plodding asses out in about 60 sec. In fact I would like nothing better than seeing Fedor throw one of those haymakers that starts a state away and landing it square on Brock's huge steroid jaw and sending him back to the WWF.
Hopefully Dana can come through it and we get to see it.