How Fedor Emelianenko Can Become a Dominant Force Once Again

G DAnalyst IIIDecember 16, 2011

One of the biggest misconceptions in MMA revolves around the collapse of Fedor Emelianenko.

As we know, at one time in his career, Fedor was considered the most dangerous fighter on the planet.

Even with his recent drought, Fedor remains arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time, as he spent 10 years fighting without ever suffering a loss.

But, the sunshine and rainbows end there as Fedor's lost three of his last four bouts.

Fortunately for Fedor, he still has time to become that once-dominating force that we all remember.

Over the years, there have been many fighters who have relit the fire under their careers.

And if anyone can do it, it's Fedor.

After losing his first fight in nearly a decade to Fabricio Werdum, it was almost as if Fedor lost the edge that made him a fearful fighter to begin with.

Instead of entering the Octagon with the killer instinct, Fedor appeared to be fighting not to lose.

And, both fights after his defeat to Werdum, Fedor was defeated by technical knockout.

It's becoming an obvious theme that Fedor is no longer the stand-up striker he once was.

However, that doesn't mean he can no longer be a legitimate and dominant force in mixed martial arts today.

Throughout his career, Fedor's bread and butter has been a focus on the submission game as he's totaled half of his wins by way of tapout.

In order for Fedor to evolve back into the man we once knew, he'll have to stick with what got him there.

If Fedor can dispose of his current mindset and return to his main focus of the submission game, he can return to the world's most dangerous fighter.

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