The Fall of The Last Emperor

In this growing sport, there seems to be a glaring weakness.  Fans immediately turn on a fighter after a loss or two.  In every sport, there are times when athletes are not living up to expectations, when their talents are not being showcase to the fullest potential.

Sit tight on Fedor Emelianenko.  The 34 year old has time to prove to his many fans that he still has what it takes.  Why should people lose faith in a fighter who has gone 31-3-1?  Did this man not prove that size disadvantages can be overcome?  Did he not defeat some of the best heavyweights in the world?  Do two losses cause fans to forget that he went undefeated for more than eight years?  Apparently it does.

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Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament Breakdoown

There has been plenty of speculation about the Heavyweight Tournament since Strikeforce founder, Scott Coker, announced it to the public.  The lineup includes the well-known Fedor Emelianenko, former UFC heavyweight champions Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski, and the current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.  With these fighters involved, the tournament should be impressive.

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