Since his surprise loss to Fabricio Werdum, the bloom is off the rose a little for Fedor Emelianenko.
But even as Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre surpass him in all those pound-for-pound discussions, the fact remains that the man is still a spine-tingling wrecking machine.
That his pulse never seems to rise above 60 bpm as he wreaks his havoc, and that he more than slightly resembles a beet farmer who stumbled into a surprisingly lucrative side hobby, just compounds his mystique.
Now, just a couple of quick ice ages after his loss, Fedor has a new contract with Strikeforce and is set to return to action this weekend against Antonio Silva.
To help commemorate the occasion, we scoured the web to find video clips of his 10 greatest fights. Please enjoy.