Just got off the phone with NASA, the earth actually moved on it's axis sat night, be careful the apocalypse may be upon us. I was truly convinced that Fedor was going to get out of that triangle choke, and when he didn't my jaw dropped, I was silent and I couldn't believe Fedor had lost. After fighting a submission guy like Nog and going a decade without losing, I think even Fedor thought he was invincible as he jumped right into Werdum's guard. He had to of, he was the one throwing the punches, he had to have known he didn't connect with that flurry the sent Werdum back onto is backside. I've always said I don't see anyone beating Brock at this point, and really had the hopes that we'd see and undefeated Fedor face Brock sometime next year. Now I hope and pray that Shane Carwin leaves Brock bloody and battered in the cage on sat. So what happened? What would have happened if Fedor hadn't have jumped into Werdum's guard? Where does this leave Fedor? More importantly, where does strikeforce and M-1 go from here?
I had a feeling that Fedor would be just as gracious in defeat as he always is in victory, but deep down he had to have been very disappointed. Just last week he had mentioned retiring without being beaten was a goal of his. Now his goal has to be not only to beat Werdum in a rematch, and beat him handily, but to go to the UFC and beat the best they have to offer. Fedor's legacy is built over years of domination in Pride, but those former legends haven't fared to well here on American soil, and now Fedor loses to a guy that was cut from the UFC. Fedor claim to not care about things like standings and records, but why mention retiring without being beaten? From my stand point, it is imperative for him to prove he is still the best in the world and if he is no longer, to go out trying to prove he is.
As for the rest of the card, it wasn't too bad. The Healy/Thomson fight was close, and if elbows were allowed on the ground, Heally would have ended it in the first. Thompson showed heart and came back nicely. The ground work, submission attempts and transitions were great in that match. The women's match shoulda been stopped numerous times, but I had no problem with it continuing as Finnie showed tremendous heart and the will to stay in the fight. Cung Le dominated Smith again, but it means nothing to anyone except Cung Le. By the standards that I watch mma at, he's mediocre at best! Go try that flashy kicking shit with someone who is actually good and that doesn't make their living being a human punching bag that happens to be able to throw a hard punch once in a while. Overall, not a bad night of fights, but I'm still convinced that showtime could put on a few less shows a year and stack them a bit more. The funniest news this weekend to me was Nick Diaz saying he won't be involved in a MW tournament if Jake Shields is still around...Nick, lay off the reefer man, something tells me that if Jake is still around, they won't need a tournament to crown a new champion. Take it away fellas!