Originally Posted by Gojubrian
Who in the heavyweight division do you believe can beat Fedor?
I'm not saying no one can either....
Beat Fedor?? There a lot of guys who could do it, but the problem is, Fedor isn't going to fight them unless he has things his way.
He won't fight in the Octagon, because it's to his disadvantage.
Watch the Matt Linland fight, who was about 30 pounds lighter than Fedor by the way, and look how easily he got a body lock on Fedor and was taking him right down before Fedor grabbed the always handy ring ropes and caused a reversal for the arm bar win.
I think Bobby Lashley is strong enough, but I question his submission defense.
Shane Carwin is definitely a good enough striker, but his submission defense is also suspect.
Randy Couture, from 2 years ago, if they fought then, I think would have beat Fedor.
I like Frank Mir's chances if he came in the same shape he did for the Lesnar fight.
Josh Barnett, if he were to actually train and go back to his ground game, has an excellent chance of beating Fedor.
AA, if he would just get out of his boxing mentality, would be a great re-match. He got over-confident and went for a flying knee when he got clocked. In another fight I like his chances....
Brock Lesnar has opened up a new version of ground and pound that I personally think is going to tip the scales in the advantage of really good wrestlers for a while. What I saw in the Mir fight was an eye opener to me, and a lot of other people, that the pendulum is swinging back to the way of the wrestlers with really good ground base. Lesnar has a very good chance against Fedor.
Anderson Silva, in a catch weight fight, I think might be able to take Fedor. He walks around in the 215-220 category and Fedor weighs about 225-230 or so when he is fighting. Silva has talked about that being one of his last fights before he retires, so I would love to see that fight happen.
Anyone got an opinon on the Carano-Cyborg fight coming up??