Fedor's last 4 opponents may have had (for the most part) big names, but none of them were in their primes. On Nov 7th Fedor could be stepping up to the biggest challenge he has seen in a very long time!
Here are some parts of an interesting piece that can be found here at this link!
I like Fedor personally, and feel he is the G.O.A.T, but as he ages it is only a matter of time before someone finally figures out the right combination to defeat him. Would anyone really be shocked if he stepped away after this fight?
The name Fedor Emelianenko is synonymous with greatness in the world of MMA yet casual fans here in the US virtually have no idea who this man is.
Much of that can be attributed to the fact that only three of Fedor’s thirty-three professional fights have taken place on US soil. Fedor has spent the majority of his career fighting for international organizations, many of which no longer exist.
Come November Fedor will be standing across from a 6’5”, 265 pound beast. A beast with devastating knockout power and the hunger for greatness that many believe Fedor lacks. Rogers is currently 10-0 with all of his wins coming by way of stoppage.
What Rogers will be giving up in skill and experience he will be making up for with his physical gifts and grit. Rogers may not be as refined as Fedor but his raw talent and punching power are off the charts which make him a dangerous opponent for anyone.
Fedor is currently finding himself in a no win situation. If he wins he has done nothing more than defeat an unproven and under matched competitor. If he loses the shockwaves will be felt throughout the MMA community. No longer would he have the mystique of excellence and his US marketability would be crushed.
Fedor has nothing to gain from this matchup and it is sad to say that win or lose Fedor’s future in mainstream MMA is bleak.