For all of you out there who, if you aren’t beating someone up with your oversized brains and education, appreciate a good physical put down too, there really isn’t a better fighter in the world then Fedor Emelianenko.
Fedor fights MMA, for those of you who don’t know, stands for Mixed Martial Arts. MMA is well named: the fighting ranges from boxing to grappling, and just about everything in between. This means that not only do you have be an excellent boxer, but skilled in kickboxing, Judo, Ju Jitsu, and a variety of other fighting styles if you want to be successful. It sometimes gets a bad reputation because of the no-holds-barred attitude, but all the top fighters are incredibly skilled at martial arts.
Fedor is the best in the entire world. Bar none. There isn’t anyone in the entire world who would likely win in a fight against this man; there is no strategy, there is no size differential, there isn’t anything short of having a gun or a posse than would give you an advantage if he were standing in your way. His nickname is The Last Emperor.
The NY Times just (Jan 20) had a whole piece on him as a lead up to his most recent fight (last night). And the LA Times has the follow up to last night’s fight (spoiler alert, if you can’t guess who won already by my beaming praise).
But the best thing to do is to just watch videos of him in action. If you know something about martial arts and fighting, he is something to behold; if you don’t, then there is none more exciting or better to learn from.