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How to say Fedor’s name

Those of you who listen to our radio shows know that I’m the king of pronouncing fighter names wrong. That’s the sad result of never hearing a person’s name out loud until after I’ve read it 2000 times. One thing that gets a decent amount of heat is how I say ‘Fedor’. It’s spelled Fedor so I say it Fedor. But in truth it’s actually pronounced ‘Fyodor Yemelyanenko’. Fun fact: Fedor is the Russian spelling for ‘Theodore’. So there you go … MMA’s best fighter shares a name with one of the rats from Alvin and the Chipmunks.