The story of Final Imperial : Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko, nicknamed “Final Imperial” was the most fearsome guy in the world’s most brutal sport during his prime. He scared kickboxers, wrestlers, and jiu-jitsu superstars
equally, ravaging body parts and faces with overdoing sledgehammer blows while being a touch over six feet tall and sporting squirming love handles.
For 9 years he was unbeaten, trampling viciously through five former UFC champions and
Prides most significant competitors until a cut forced a halt. Emelianenko caught a leaping Andrei Arlovski with a one-punch knockdown even as his speed declined in his latter years.
Health reform is like Fedor Emelianenko in the ring.

Fedor Emelianenko
Feb 12, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ; USA; Fedor Emelianenko (black trunks) and Antonio Silva (red trunks) fight during their opening round bout of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Silva won via doctor stoppage at the end of the second round.

Some will staunchly defend you and others despise you no matter what, and those on either side will stretch the truth a bit to prove their perspective.
For a good reason, Fedor is one of the most talked-about MMA competitors today. His near-
perfect record, hefty hands, and nimble armbars from the bottom have made him a legend in the sport.
Any discussion about Fedors career or future goals is likely to spark heated disagreement.
But what I really want to do is examine Fedors career in a fair and impartial light. I hope you can put aside your present sentiments for Fedor and join me.
Let’s examine some of the most contentious Fedor arguments and see if we can`t find a
Arguing Point #1: A Perfect Record
Fedors one loss has been seen as disputed, leading many to believe he is unbeaten. In Japan, Emelianenko was matched up against Tsuyoshi Kohsaka in a competition. As the bout got going, Kohsaka accidentally delivered an illegal elbow, reopening a cut on Fedors head.

Fedor Emelianenko
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 12: Fedor Emelianenko enters the arena for his bout with Antonio Silva at the Strikeforce Heavyweights Grand Prix event at the Izod Center on February 12, 2011, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Esther Lin/Forza LLC via Getty Images)

The physicians had to intervene, and Kohsaka was given the victory and advanced to the
championship. With the bout being part of a tournament and someone having to go on, Fedors defeat stood. Many of Fedors admirers still consider him unbeaten after this setback. I agree that the outcome of this defeat is contentious and that it may have been ruled a no contest if it had occurred in a different jurisdiction. On the other hand, I want to handle this case in the same manner that I did with prior contentious rulings, such as Machida vs. Rua, Couture vs. Vera, and Arona vs. Fedor. Any victory or defeat is just as significant.

All MMA fans are familiar with this battle and its results thanks to thorough documentation. Fedor is almost as spectacular as being unbeaten since no one has ever stopped or finished him. However, acknowledgment is necessary.
Fedor`s presence in the ring tended to bring about such incidents often. His attacking skill was equaled only by his resilience in the face of impossible odds. Emelianenko would sometimes falter when up against a formidable opponent. However, his humanity was just transient. In a few seconds, his stony mask would resurface, and he would engage the enemy without showing any emotion.

Fedor Emelianenko
CHICAGO, IL – JULY 28: (L-R) Heavyweight opponents Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson face off at the Strikeforce Fedor vs Henderson pre-fight press conference at Harry Caray’s on July 28, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images)

After suffering three straight defeats in Strikeforce, each more heartbreaking for his sizable audience than the last, the once-unstoppable Fedor has been more myth than a man for over a decade. Emelianenko retired quietly in 2012, taking on the role of elder statesman after a few last victories gave him some much-needed confidence. When it was his time, he threw a flurry of blows that knocked the previous champion out cold. There was just a need for two, a right and a left. The events that followed were terrifying. With Maldonado on top, the guy who had more defeats than victories in the Octagon of the Ultimate Fighting Championship continued to pummel the greatest heavyweight of all time.


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