The Morning After: 5 Notes From Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva

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The Morning After: 5 Notes From Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva

Now that we have spent an entire Sunday stomping an old steed to the ground like it was never once a beautiful stallion, there has to be some other things that we learned from Saturday's Strikeforce show.

As with any MMA event—even those last couple of free UFC events on Spike last year—there is always something to learn and take home with us.

Strikeforce and Showtime have to feel the show was a success. They got a lot of attention and both of the winners in the first round of their tournament came out unscathed and looking impressive.

Sure, their biggest name fell to the wayside, but that is part of doing a tournament like this. The favorite doesn't always make it to the end.

But, besides the obvious "so-and-so should retire" rhetoric, here are five things the event either taught or reminded me that should be noted.

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