There are times when stubborn men refuse to see the writing on the wall, and the wall is as obvious to me as a bad steak in an expensive restaurant, you can complain and and you can choke it down and never return , while telling the owners on the way out that there product is crap.
What does this have to do with this article, not a single thing.
Fedor Emilianenko is in the twilight of his career. and the MMA crowd is getting restless, for Fedor to cement his legacy he must find his way to the pinnacle of MMA ,the UFC.
However in my opinion the best way for "The Last Emperor" to do so and still save face is to simply go back in time and become the trim leaner version of what he is today, a man with the body of a six pack a night habit while sitting in his cozy chair reading or listening to classical music.
He simlply is too small to run through the heavyweight division in the UFC but if he were take the road that Randy Couture has taken, could he still be the 400 pound gorilla in a cage with a bunch of chimpazee's.
The bad thing is that the 205 division is more stacked than the heavyweight division, and too make matters worse, could Fedor cut the nessecary weight to continually stay at the required weight class, with hard work and some trimming and strengthining of the lower abdomen I think he could accomplish this.
But how would the MMA community take such a change in a man's life work built on fighting in one division all of his life, would he simply be laughed at, Mr, Couture has gotten some grief over it but not to the extent that I fear Fedor would.
Would Dana even want to sign him to a contract at the notion that he would be fighting at the 205 pound weight class, see Dana has questioned Fedor's ability to take on his behemoth "superheavyweights" and I don't see this as a sexy move in the eyes of Dana White.
But I personally think that what he would have over the 205 fighters is strength, and what he would lose would be his quickness, if he even has that to fall back on anymore, I could not see Fedor having an easier time with Quinton Jackson than Shane Carwin and so on.
But this is just an unforeseen event that probably will never even cross the thick headed Russians mind for he does not care who he fights, as long as it is not in the UFC.