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Good article today in the Bleacher Report. I agree Barnett is a better opponent, but he is really any less of a steriod bully than Overeem?

 

Alistair Overeem's Chance to Face Fedor Emelianenko Ruined by Steroid Abuse

by Marco Yanitelli Analyst Written on April 20, 2010 Vote Now! - Author Poll

Are Barnett and Werdum seen as cans?

 

Yes No Werdum is but not Josh Josh is but not Werdum Fedor shall defeat them both so speculation is fairly pointless Alistair deserves a shot at Fedor vote to see results It has become apparent to all that Overeem will never be given the chance to face Fedor Emelianenko. The juiced-up steroid junkie will instead face Brett "Grimm" Rogers sometime in May 2010.

 

It is not simply Overeem's extreme usage of growth hormones and steroids that is preventing a battle with Fedor. Simply stated, Fedor's management does not consider him a "worthy" opponent.

 

In fact, Fedor's manager had this to say: "I personally think that Alistair Overeem did not reach the desired level to challenge Fedor. He beat a lot of no-name opponents in mixed martial arts. Overeem defeated Paul Buentello and then disappeared from the United States for more than two years, which is simply ridiculous."

 

"He has nothing to offer for Fedor Emelianenko, except being a steroid bully."

 

"We are more interested in fighting Josh Barnett, who is currently disqualified until September. When he returns from his suspension and if he tests clean, we might consider fighting him," Finkelstein told Russian website Tribuna Sports.

 

Several experts agree that Brett will get about two swings in before Overeem tries to get him in position for a rear naked choke or some other kind of neck crank. If Brett can avoid that takedown (unlikely) he could definitely KO Alistair, who has on many occasions displayed a glass jaw.

 

What advantage does Overeem have that makes him believe he can beat Fedor?

 

Fedor watches tape. He has personally gone to several of Overeem's fights. He knows the weakness Overeem suffers from and he knows how to capitalize on it.

 

If they stand and exchange, it will be lights out for Overeem, as his chin will betray him. Does anyone honestly think that Fedor would miss Overeem's chin?

 

Overeem can take all the drugs he wants, but he can never ever build up a chin. No one can. The method by which he would be defeated would be so absurdly easy that it would only serve to discredit Fedor even more. One tap on the chin, and it's "night, night."

 

Facing a man like Barnett is completely different. Josh is possibly the fourth best HW in the world and has proven his ability over and over again.

 

Fedor's camp is really looking forward to fighting Josh Barnett as soon as he tests clean, but they certainly have not overlooked the Werdum battle.

 

There seems to be a measure of irony in this arrangement, no?

 

The fight with Josh is on the top of their minds, and it is evident in the statements Fedor's management has made.

 

There can be little question as to the "worthiness" of Barnett.

 

Josh is a dangerous man and is certainly not a step down from Alistair. In fact, Josh Barnett is a much more dangerous opponent.

 

In the process of achieving a record of 25-5, he faced several tough opponents and came out on top. Josh has defeated the likes of Randy Couture, Aleksander Emelianenko (Fedor's brother), Mark Hunt, Big Nog, Pedro Rizzo, and Jeff Monson. Overeem's list of MMA opponents does not even come close to the quality of men Barnett has defeated.

 

For those of you who still believe that Fedor only fights tomato cans, you can put all that to rest once these two monsters face off.

 

Josh Barnett has earned his chance to fight Fedor.

 

That is the point, really. Josh has 30 fights under his belt and a ton of experience. He is also very young at 33. Barnett could be the greatest challenge Fedor has ever faced.

 

Fedor does not care about belts. He and his management team are focused on providing quality engagements. In other words, Fedor believes he has transcended the war for titles.

 

Fedor is on a higher plane of existence and has no need to display a trophy or belt. He is always treated like a champion wherever he fights.

 

Unfortunately for Overeem, it appears that he will never have a chance to fight Fedor.

 

Fedor knows what Alistair is about. He has been to his fights and he knows that one pop on the chin and Overeem is done. What is he going to do? Should he go to the ground with Fedor?

 

So Overeem would keep it standing and he would get clocked the same way Brett Rodgers did. Arlovski comes to mind as well.

 

So Overeem has been banished from Fedor's Kingdom. Forever.

 

Remember that Fedor is not a mere Strikeforce HW champion.

 

Fedor is the Emperor of MMA.

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Good article today in the Bleacher Report. I agree Barnett is a better opponent' date=' but he is really any less of a steriod bully than Overeem?

 

Alistair Overeem's Chance to Face Fedor Emelianenko Ruined by Steroid Abuse

by Marco Yanitelli Analyst Written on April 20, 2010 Vote Now! - Author Poll

Are Barnett and Werdum seen as cans?

 

Yes No Werdum is but not Josh Josh is but not Werdum Fedor shall defeat them both so speculation is fairly pointless Alistair deserves a shot at Fedor vote to see results It has become apparent to all that Overeem will never be given the chance to face Fedor Emelianenko. The juiced-up steroid junkie will instead face Brett "Grimm" Rogers sometime in May 2010.

 

It is not simply Overeem's extreme usage of growth hormones and steroids that is preventing a battle with Fedor. Simply stated, Fedor's management does not consider him a "worthy" opponent.

 

In fact, Fedor's manager had this to say: "I personally think that Alistair Overeem did not reach the desired level to challenge Fedor. He beat a lot of no-name opponents in mixed martial arts. Overeem defeated Paul Buentello and then disappeared from the United States for more than two years, which is simply ridiculous."

 

"He has nothing to offer for Fedor Emelianenko, except being a steroid bully."

 

"We are more interested in fighting Josh Barnett, who is currently disqualified until September. When he returns from his suspension and if he tests clean, we might consider fighting him," Finkelstein told Russian website Tribuna Sports.

 

Several experts agree that Brett will get about two swings in before Overeem tries to get him in position for a rear naked choke or some other kind of neck crank. If Brett can avoid that takedown (unlikely) he could definitely KO Alistair, who has on many occasions displayed a glass jaw.

 

What advantage does Overeem have that makes him believe he can beat Fedor?

 

Fedor watches tape. He has personally gone to several of Overeem's fights. He knows the weakness Overeem suffers from and he knows how to capitalize on it.

 

If they stand and exchange, it will be lights out for Overeem, as his chin will betray him. Does anyone honestly think that Fedor would miss Overeem's chin?

 

Overeem can take all the drugs he wants, but he can never ever build up a chin. No one can. The method by which he would be defeated would be so absurdly easy that it would only serve to discredit Fedor even more. One tap on the chin, and it's "night, night."

 

Facing a man like Barnett is completely different. Josh is possibly the fourth best HW in the world and has proven his ability over and over again.

 

Fedor's camp is really looking forward to fighting Josh Barnett as soon as he tests clean, but they certainly have not overlooked the Werdum battle.

 

There seems to be a measure of irony in this arrangement, no?

 

The fight with Josh is on the top of their minds, and it is evident in the statements Fedor's management has made.

 

There can be little question as to the "worthiness" of Barnett.

 

Josh is a dangerous man and is certainly not a step down from Alistair. In fact, Josh Barnett is a much more dangerous opponent.

 

In the process of achieving a record of 25-5, he faced several tough opponents and came out on top. Josh has defeated the likes of Randy Couture, Aleksander Emelianenko (Fedor's brother), Mark Hunt, Big Nog, Pedro Rizzo, and Jeff Monson. Overeem's list of MMA opponents does not even come close to the quality of men Barnett has defeated.

 

For those of you who still believe that Fedor only fights tomato cans, you can put all that to rest once these two monsters face off.

 

Josh Barnett has earned his chance to fight Fedor.

 

That is the point, really. Josh has 30 fights under his belt and a ton of experience. He is also very young at 33. Barnett could be the greatest challenge Fedor has ever faced.

 

Fedor does not care about belts. He and his management team are focused on providing quality engagements. In other words, Fedor believes he has transcended the war for titles.

 

Fedor is on a higher plane of existence and has no need to display a trophy or belt. He is always treated like a champion wherever he fights.

 

Unfortunately for Overeem, it appears that he will never have a chance to fight Fedor.

 

Fedor knows what Alistair is about. He has been to his fights and he knows that one pop on the chin and Overeem is done. What is he going to do? Should he go to the ground with Fedor?

 

So Overeem would keep it standing and he would get clocked the same way Brett Rodgers did. Arlovski comes to mind as well.

 

So Overeem has been banished from Fedor's Kingdom. Forever.

 

Remember that Fedor is not a mere Strikeforce HW champion.

 

[b']Fedor is the Emperor of MMA[/b].

 

As declared by M1-Global and his fans. Fedor holds no belt now. His WAMMA belt is not recognized internationally, only the Russians manufactured that belt. I mean who's fighting to become No. 1 contender of the belt? No one coz they know it's a joke. Ony UFC & SF belt are legitimate.

 

Then who has Barnett beaten recently? The old Rizzo, but during their prime Rizzo TKO him. Yvel? I took him almost 3 rds to defeat Yvel, JDS KTFO Yvel in 1.

If Overeem defeats Rogers, then Fedor continues to duck fight then I think Overeem will overtake Fedor in the race for best HW outside UFC.

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As mentioned in the article Fedor has transended the sport and has no need for promotional "belts".

 

Fedor remains the number one p4p MMA fighter and is far and away the biggest draw in the sport.

 

... & lesnar will be back doin' the skinny w/ uncle vinnie while fedor is still ranked the #1

hw/ mma fighter on the planet ... bank it <

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