Sriad wrote:weemadando wrote:Sriad wrote:I'm in the camp that would like to see Fedor at 205, but I sure won't blame him if he decides to end it here; he's earned it.
As a 20y/o competing in judo/sambo he competed at 220.
Now as a 35y/o you want him to cut to 205?
And what the hell do you think to happen to Fedor at 205, which is probably Strikeforce's strongest division?
Jumping off the Last Emperor's bandwagon as hard as you can, eh? I know Fedor is a bit endomorphic, but jump to 2:44 and tell me he couldn't find 15 or 20 pounds to lose.
What would happen? Well, I know for a fact that he'd go from being the smallest man in Strikeforce's HW division (okay, 2nd after Herschel Walker who has 1 inch on him but gives up 10 pounds) giving up 10-35 pounds and 6-8 inches height (and more in reach; Silva had an 8" advantage there) to the high-end of LHW, giving up 0 pounds and 0-3 inches height. Maybe I'm just searching for ways for him to go on --and I'd much rather see him bow out than go into a Chuck Liddell Death Spiral-- but it seems to me like you're dismissing the possibility rather too fast.
Edit for a quick cheap shot: You know who else is 35? Anderson Silva.
Actually, you'll find that I was never on the Last Emperor Bandwagon. Not even before the Werdum fight. Was he the greatest Heavyweight in the world for a time? Yes. Was he ever as good as some of the other guys in contention for P4P greatness in the past 4-5 years? No.
My point is that Fedor has never competed at a weight that low and HE HAS NO MOTIVATION TO, even if he could (which is dubious). He's rich, he doesn't need to keep fighting. And if he does, then he can just go back to fighting cans for massive paychecks.
You know something else? People aren't saying that Anderson Silva should cut down to Welterweight...