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Fedor Changing Camps, Adding Vinny Magalhaes

ante_up812011-02-28 00:24:18 +0000 #1


23/02/11 - Fedor's next camp likely to be Dutch

Fedor Emelianenko is likely to change his training arrangements for his next fight, M-1 sources have confirmed.

Evgeni Kogan, a Europe-based executive with the Russian outfit, said today the former PRIDE FC champion would likely train in the Netherlands for his next camp, along with bringing in some US training partners.

Kogan revealed the news via Twitter but added some further details in an email to Fighters Only, including the news that Vinny Magalhaes would probably feature in Fedor’s next training camp now that he is signed to M-1.

Fedor’s last two fights have resulted in losses and both have been at the hands of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu-based fighters. The first was Fabricio Werdum last summer, who scored a quick triangle submission, the second was Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva who scored a TKO win earlier this month.

The losses were the first two legitimate defeats of Fedor’s career, with his current record standing at 31-3 with one no-contest. The other loss on his record came in a Japanese tournament, the rules of which mandated an immediate stoppage if a fighter got cut. Fedor was cut by an illegal elbow.

His next fight has not been determined yet but Fedor has said he will be competing in the Russian national Sambo championships just over a week from now, despite being medically suspended (by US standards). Sambo is a combat sport similar in many ways to MMA, although participants wear headgear and gi jackets.

and here we go again...

Snapcat2011-02-28 00:35:10 +0000 #2
What he needs is a good head coach, someone to come up with a gameplan in his fights instead of relying on being able to locate weaknesses on the fly.
Porfirio2011-02-28 01:13:30 +0000 #3
At least five years too late. No way he will change his style.
tpnurdle2011-02-28 01:08:33 +0000 #4
I just have to wonder if the "old dog new tricks" element will come into to play at this stage of his career.
Tallica19812011-02-28 00:47:03 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by Porfirio

At least five years too late. No way he will change his style.

I don't think he needs to change his style. He needs a BJJ guy to teach him proper escapes from mount. It would do him some good to learn how to regain half guard, then guard, and try some sweeps. His buck and roll defense worked great on a 130lb nog, but not so much for bigger technical guys like Werdum/Silva.
BulldogWrestler2011-02-28 01:57:36 +0000 #6
haha. You guys are hilarious.

Three weeks ago:

"Unless Fedor changes his training, there's no way he's anything but washed up!"

He changes camps and we get stuff like "He's too old, this is too late. Impossible for him to be anything other than washed up!"

Seeing as how Fedor is still pretty young - I'd say he has every opportunity to improve as a fighter and come back better than ever (whether that's good enough to dominate or even compete with the new crop of HWs remains to be seen)



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