We’ve been down this street before, talking about why the greatest heavyweight ever never signed with the UFC. We were young then, silly and infantile, with our blind love of Fedor, or our blind hatred of the UFC. Sometimes these things happen in MMA, but now, a year removed from Fedor’s last fight, I think we can agree that even with an Octagon void of Fedor, his run was still as great as it could’ve been. I regret nothing, and neither does he.
Now I wish I spoke Russian. Anyone?
Here’s a quick translation:
“In my opinion, everything was in Dana White’s hands, because at that moment, I just felt like ‘this guy, he just hates us.’ Like, personally to [me]. There were insults coming from Dana White all the time. There were many very loud things said, but for real nothing happened. It was [all talk].”
“If Velasquez is going to stick to his usual gameplan, he’s going to come out the winner, his biggest advantage is that he can transition, he can switch from one [phase] to another. He’s a thinking fighter.”