After UFC 100, this is the fight everyone wants to see. Let us go through some things that make this fight such an epic matchup.
Both these guys were put on Earth to do battle.
With every training exercise, Brock Lesnar gets better. This guy is a massive force that is quick, strong, a good wrestler, and willing to learn. He is still young to the sport, but he has showed tremendous improvement each and every match.
I'm tired of hearing people say he just lies on you. If you know that is what he is going to do, then do something about it.
The problem is that he is too big.
Have you seen how this guy moves? He doesn't move like a 265-pound man, probably 280 on fight day. In every other division, fighters come from heavier weights and cut to the maximum limit for that division. This allows them to compete with more strength and to push their cardio if they are comfortable at that weight.
Lesnar is one of the few fighters who can weigh in heavy and not lose his agility. He is a freak of nature. Tim Sylvia never moved like Lesnar.
Fedor Emelianenko is a different breed. Lesnar is unique as well, but Fedor is the original freak of nature.
He has plenty of experience, he's a four-time Combat Sambo champion, and he has unmatched savvy.
He is able to anticipate fighters' moves, and he is patient. After watching numerous UFC fights, I have learned that patience and skill win fights. Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, GSP, and Fedor all display these two attributes. Last time I checked, these are the top four fighters on most pound-for-pound fighter lists.
Anyone who does not respect Fedor and what he has done in his career just does not respect MMA. Either that or you're just a UFC fan boy. I believe UFC is the top-notch player in the MMA game as well, but I won't deny Fedor's ability.
Also, questioning Fedor's competition is just ignorant. He can beat you anywhere and everywhere. Whether it be submissions, ground and pound, wrestling, or striking, Fedor finds a way to win. Unlike most UFC fighters, he is the complete package.
Lesnar's size could create problems, and like I said, he is only getting better. It's insane to think that Fedor can get any better, but we all know he isn't getting worse. Fedor versus Josh Barnett should help us see if Fedor is still at the top of his game.
Next, Lesnar will probably fight the winner of Shane Carwin vs. Cain Velasquez or Randy Couture vs. Antonio Nogueira. That fight will give us a better idea of how far Lesnar has really come. If he can defend his heavyweight belt for the second time, then I think Lesnar will be ready for this fight.
Neither Lesnar nor Fedor are getting any younger, so the fight needs to happen within the next two years.