Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

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Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by Kinosis on Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:48 pm



Someone on another website translated it:

Giant: When I did an interview with you in the cage my hands were shaking because it was unbelievable. For the first five minutes you were getting beaten, and we were all getting beaten; how did you withstand it?

Fyodor: Well not the whole five minutes. Actually, you know, every fighter wants to take on his opponent on his main strength, and Fabio has won a lot of fights standing, he has great striking, but I still wanted to test myself standing, and it turned out that I let two punches past...

Giant: Why? Were you unsure in yourself Fyodor? It seemed like you were controlling everything, tell us about it!

Fyodor: Well not everything though, it happens

Strimersha Karina: It happens even with you!

Fyodor: Fabio Maldonado was not the greatest fight for me but glory to God we won.

Strimersha Karina: Thanks a lot! 10,000 people the whole arena was supporting you - people still haven't left

Giant: Here they are, our friends, here!

Crowd: Cheer

Strimersha Karina: What does this mean for you? What did you feel at the moment when things got really tough but people were still supporting you?

Giant: And did it hurt, Fyodor?

Fyodor: Not as much as it seemed.

Giant: It hurt us!

Fyodor: Yes I knew that so, I understood that I had to get up, I had to keep fighting and I had to win.

Strimersha Karina: How did you take the initiative back in this fight? Can you identify a particular key moment

Fyodor: Well, first of all I knew that my team was watching me, my countrymen were watching me and supporting me so of course I had to get up. Get up and keep fighting. And of course I was sustained by the knowledge that I couldn't lose because my teammates had won all the fights earlier. I couldn't bring their mood down and bring down my fans.

Giant: Was there a point in this fight when you felt that you could get the win inside the distance because it seemed there were a couple of moments like that and by the way your opponent also had a couple, unfortunately for us.

Fyodor: Yes, there was a moment like that, when he rocked me, I got knocked down and I was worried that I might get finished, so I tried to get out of the way and get up.

Giant: By the way can you see at all out of your right eye at the moment?

Fyodor: Yes I can see very well

Karina: Being able to feel is most important, Fyodor.

Giant: Sorry for asking that. But were you aware of the time though in the 3rd round? Because it seemed like you were in control at that point.

Fyodor: Yes - I listen to my coaches and

Strimersha Karina: Even when you're in that state, you're able to respond to what they say?

Fyodor: It's imperative always to listen to your corner, you can feel the support and of course they let you know the time. It can give you your second wind.

Karina: Could you say that all the preparation that you went through for this fight, a huge amount, that it all went smoothly and you came in at your best?

Giant: Or could there be, taking into account how the fight went, maybe still you should made some adjustments and make some changes as a consequence of that?

Fyodor: Yes, of course. We will draw our conclusions, but in terms of the training physically everything was excellent. Thanks very much to my trainers and everyone who helped me.

Giant: Fyodor you said some very warm and touching words, can I ask you to repeat that to these people because there are thousands of people around us and no one is leaving and there are millions watching, who I think are still clenching their firsts now and just want you to recover now and then win again, and again!

Fyodor: I'm ok! Thank you my friends for the support.

Crowd: Cheer

Giant: Fyodor the last question: you said that you were going to look around Saint Peterburg a bit to relax and recover, but you know we really don't want you to finally leave the sport once and for all - are you going to continue? Tell us, everyone wants to know!

Fyodor: Yes, if God wills it, of course.

Giant: Trust in God and you won't go wrong, as we say here in Russia.

Fyodor: I agree, so I try to do everything that depends on me accordingly.

Karina: But with that strength of desire and emotions you want to keep doing this?

Fyodor: I've fought all my life, from the age of eleven I've been doing Sambo and Judo and now MMA - of course I want to keep going. Of course.

Giant: Thanks so much - Fyodor Emelyanenko! My whole suit is.... Thank you Fyodor - I want to say that that was just unbelievable my friend, thanks again and congratulations on your victory and thanks for being with us. May God grant you health, that's the most important thing. Fyodor Emlyanenko live - Moscow studio keep working etc. Crowd let's hear it one more time for Fyodor!

Crowd: Cheer

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Re: Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by Longtime Fan on Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:11 am

Thanks good read. I wanna read helwanis post Fedor fight interview now. Anyone have that link ?

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Re: Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by CDF47 on Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:44 am

If he doesn't retire, I hope he fights Big Foot first, then Hendo, then take a final fight against Werdum.  Those are the fights that make the most sense and if he trains really well I think he can win these.

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Re: Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by nodogoshi on Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:09 pm

CDF47 wrote:If he doesn't retire, I hope he fights Big Foot first, then Hendo, then take a final fight against Werdum.  Those are the fights that make the most sense and if he trains really well I think he can win these.

Quit living in the past.

Those fights were yesterday's news.

The only reason to relive those fights is if it makes sense, in terms of business and/or progress in securing bigger and better fights.

Werdum-Fedor is a really good matchup which I think a lot of people want to see, and is pretty likely.

I'd still like to see Fedor-Barnett, finally, after all these years. If it was up to me, that'd be Fedor's next fight.

Barnett is on a bit of a skid too so it would actually make a really good crossroads fight.

I know Fedor and Barnett are good friends, but they were suppose to fight several times, and I think it'd be an amazing match.

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Re: Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by Kinosis on Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:39 pm

^Barnett vs Fedor would be a good one for sure.

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Re: Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by fka on Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:50 pm

Before he fights legit top ten hws.........itd be nice for him to fight an ACTUAL hw.

Blagoi ivanov has stated hes interested in fighting fedor that's the fight I'd like as a real barometer.

Fedor is a legend and often approaches fights attacking the strongest base of an opponent but i think he needs to be more open to outclassing an opponent on a whole rather then limit his game to prove whatever it is he was going for.

Im not necessarily saying he should have just taken Maldonado down,but to literally not use kneese or kicks is retarded.fedor broke monsons leg with kicks.....Maldonado does not check them and its just crazy to do what he did.

I understand fedor wanted to test his striking but c'mon man use all your tools not just slug it out.

Before his retirement his kickboxing looked very crisp tight combos straight punches patience and technical.Like kinosis said im a fan of holland trained fedor not oldschool Russian fedor.

I completely understand he has alot on his plate training his team etc but he definitely trains and fights better when not surrounded by yes men and ppl who worship him.He looked a bit flabbier since his last fight ,and his gameplanning sure was crazy lol.


Tbh if fedor isn't able to do the best training he can i don't want to see him fight.watching blagoi vs copeland i could see fedor outcold facing a real hw,especially if hes not going to use his full tools during a fight.If fedors not looking for sweeps,clinch attack,punches& kicks and just becomes a brawling power boxer hes predictable and vulnerable.



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Re: Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by nodogoshi on Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:44 pm

Maldanado was a legit opponent, fka.

Don't nitppick like a drone, save that for Sherdog.

It doesn't matter if Maldanado had a bunch of fights at 205. Him and Fedor are almost exactly the same size. They weighed in at almost exactly the same weight.

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Re: Fedor interview (after Maldonado fight)

Post by God of Thunder on Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:25 pm


Fyodor: Actually, you know, every fighter wants to take on his opponent on his main strength, and Fabio has won a lot of fights standing, he has great striking, but I still wanted to test myself standing, and it turned out that I let two punches past...
This says it all.

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