"It was just an unlucky break. Obviously, it affected my mobility, but it was a good kick by him…. He didn't let me do my game plan, which was put him against the ropes and get him on the ground…. He executed better than me. Dan Henderson and Fabricio Werdum, he got to aggressive when he knocked them down, he was more patient this time. He didn't want to engage in a bad situation, which was to his benefit, so he can beat anybody I think."
So much for Fedor Emelianenko taking it easy on Jeff Monson during their main event fight at M-1 Global: "Battle of the Legends," which took place at the grand Olympic Arena in Moscow, Russia, on Nov. 20, 2011. "The Last Emperor" sent the "Snowman" crashing to the canvas several times during their heavyweight scrap, but refused to dive in and go for the finish against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion. He apparently (and wisely) didn't want to get trapped in a sneaky submission, which was Monson's plan all along heading into the bout. But even if he did, in hindsight, it doesn't look like Monson would have been all that effective, considering that he was working with just one wheel. His face apparently wasn't spared, either. Imagine if Fedor had fought like his old self. To watch the full video of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson click here.