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Joe Rogan: Fedor is too small for heavyweight

During last week’s UFC Fight Night Q&A, Joe Rogan spoke truth about Fedor: that he’s too small for heavyweight because there’s a new breed of heavyweights in town.

“I think at the highest levels of the game you can’t be rolling around fat at 230 and fight those guys. We saw that with the Bigfoot Silva fight. Bigfoot Silva, he walks around at 290 pounds.”

“He’s an amazing athlete and he’s put on some incredible fights over the years but once you get to the highest levels of the game, you can’t come in fat, you can’t be fighting way above your weight class. Look, there’s guys at 185 who are bigger than him. Anthony Johnson is way bigger than Fedor, that’s reality. He’s bigger in his frame. He’s bigger – walks around heavier than him. Like really. Anthony Johnson when he’s 230 he’s not fat, he’s not a fat 230, he’s a big swollen up 230.”

“I think Fedor is an amazing talent, and incredible athlete, I really admire his mind and his mindset when he goes in to compete. It’s really fun to watch that he’s so nonchalant with his big belly and he there and fucks people up. But the reality is that’s not going to work at the upper echelons of the sport, any more at least.”

It seems so obvious now, and probably would have been earlier if our eyes weren’t permanently buried in Fedor’s gunt giving him oral fanboy pleasure. The dude ain’t a heavyweight. Not compared to today’s batch of literal giants. But will he admit that to himself?

It’s not like this is the first legend clinging onto his weightclass out of stubborn pride. Mirko Crocop took the same route and it’s basically resulted in a big frowny face for the end of his career. Fedor doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’ll stick around if he keeps on losing fights. But why have it come to that when he could transition down a weight class instead? Maybe open up another chapter in the Gospel of Fedor? Wherein Fedor conquers the 205 pound division and shuts the great Satan Dana White’s fat yap?

  • CAP

    That would be one hell of a second chapter! But doubt it will happen.

  • unclefesterdanawhite

    Yeah Fedor at 205 isn’t going to happen. He’s more likely to retire than fight there. If Fedor drops down where does that leave Mousaucy? They’re both at Red Devil. Though I don’t believe they really train with each other so maybe they wouldn’t mind fighting each other.

  • scissors61

    I don’t think Gegard or Fedor are at Red Devil anymore. Last I heard Mousasi was at Golden Glory and Fedor was at some highschool gym in bumfuck, Russia. Plus Gegard’s not with M-1 anymore. 


  • FiveBoltMain

    The day that Fedor shuts Dana up is that day that you get laid Ryan…which is never going to happen :)


    Joe’s comments pissed a lot of people off but his assessment was honest and it was spot on. I don’t think there was any malice intent on his part at all, just Joe being Joe and telling it like he sees it.

  • agentsmith

    Anyone who’s pissed at Joe for saying that is delusional.  It’s painfully obvious.

  • Reverend Clint

    i bet fedor hadujizzchin hates joe now

  • Razzle

    Here’s the thing, heavyweight is a shallow divison, lightheavy is not. So he’ll be fighting guys more talented than him instead of bigger. It’s not gonna help shit

  • Letibleu


    Imagine if he spent 5 months in the Caribbean

    (oh and if he dropped the fat for muscle)

  • Jim

    Fedor is the most overhyped guy in MMA history.

    Nevermind the fact he got tooled my the last two average HWs he fought: the guy doesn’t even have a win over a current top 10 HW. 

    He isn’t going to do shit at LHW, MW or WW. Just not that good. When MMA was a curiosity he dominated the pride (freakshow) HW division 6 years ago. 

    I could not possible care less what this guy does.

  • Letibleu

    ^^someone who obviously thinks his poopoo doesn’t stink. Seemed like a pretty emotional response for a fighter you don’t care about.

    No matter what Fedor does from here on in, his is getting older, slower and less passionate. The HW fighters are getting bigger and better. This wound have been something cool to talk about when he was 26-28 years old.

  • frickshun

    Love the pic, Leti!!

  • agentsmith

    Fedor excelled at heavyweight for most of his career because he had the skill and speed that other HW’s didn’t, and so he could overcome their size advantage.  That’s just not the case anymore.  He’s slowing down and hasn’t evolved his game in years, while everyone else is getting better, faster, and bigger.

    But I think there’s still a difference in skill levels between HW and LHW, and he won’t enjoy his traditional advantages at 205.  I honestly wouldn’t expect Fedor to do well at 205… he’s now a fading star from a bygone era, like Liddell, Hughes, etc.

  • frickshun

    ^^HOW DARE YOU!!

  • glassjawsh

    in mother russia, weight cuts you!

    hilariously wity jokes aside, jim is dumb and anyone who discounts fedor’s greatness in pride is a delusional hater. dude beat semmy schilt when that meant something, destroyed heath herring after he beat igor vovchanchyn, kicked the shit out of a previously untouchable big nog (twice), armbarred out a 13-5 mark coleman who was coming off a big win over don frye (and still under 40), dominated a prime and seriously fucking scary cro cop who was 16-2-2 with 7 straight wins (6 finishes) and was universally considered #2 in the world and then beat the hell out of mark hunt after hunt had beaten cro cop AND wand.

    all of this in a 3 and a half year span that saw the UFC crown tim sylvia, andrei arlovski and frank mir as its hw champ (all of whom got ktfo or submitted easily by fedor or most certainly would have)

    did he fight some cans in between? yup, and most people loved watching him do it
    has the game passed him by? yup, but time takes us all

    so yeah he’s probably washed up at this point, but there is irrefutable evidence to back up the fact that from 2003 to about 2008 the dude was the baddest motherfucker on the planet

    in the butt

  • G Funk

    Remember that Jim is the guy who said he never saw real technical KickBoxing in MMA…

  • CAP

    Preach on Glass!

  • Reverend Clint

    all the old school HW were either a freak with limited skills like Timmy or smaller with some skills like Fedor. Now its a mix of the two and its killing the old guys.

  • unclefesterdanawhite

    Fedor should be able to beat Dan Henderson I’d think. So a cut to 205 would help him get some Strikeforce gold. Now if we’re talking a UFC career, Jon Jones would sodomize him with his big black bone. Fedor is too old and broken down to reinvent himself as a #1 205er.

  • Jim

    You fanboys crack me up.

    glassjawsh we live in the present you fucking tool. None of that shit matters. He goes to the UFC he’s going to get his ass handed to him, at any weightclass.

    Those fighters you mentioned haven’t done anything in the last 5 years either.

    Fedor got a few quality wins from back in the pride days, that’s is it. Rest is in your fanboy head.

    Scary cro cop? The same Cro Cop who came to the UFC in his prime & left with some of the worse ever main event performances. His record was 5-4, all losses from ordinary opponents, with wins coming over complete cans.

    Suck my balls.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ urrrrr using fights that happened after the fact to retroactively label fighters as cans makes you a dumbass

    and everyone knows it but you

    in the butt

  • Jim

    ^ What did crop cop do before he fought Fedor? Fuck all. You judge a fighter over their career, not on hype they once had. 

  • CAP

  • lukustra

    Mousasi trains with Fedor. saw them together in pics from Fedors last training camp.

  • lukustra

    glassjaw, preach on, you my friend are not a UFC fanboy unlike that flaming douche Jim. What Fedor did in pride was amazing. So many consecutive wins over fucking ANYONE is impressive. Even cautious ass GSP got KO’d by fucking Matt Serra. Shit happens, but not to Fedor. He is now old and slow and greatly undersized for his division. It does not however discount the things he did in his career. Mirko also came into the UFC at an advanced age with countless knee surgeries that prevented him from using his best weapon. Its like saying nothing Liddell did in his career is worth a shit and hes a huge bum cuz he lost to fucking Jardine. STFU JIM you know NOTHING about MMA. now get back to your television and prepare to watch TUF, “the greatest show of all time!!!!” fucking newbie UFC fanboy piece of shit.

  • frickshun

    ^^Someone’s fired up.

    Totes agree though. You can’t judge a guy’s whole career based on the end of his & a young sport that’s evolving as quick as MMA is.

    Otherwise, there would never be a “Hall of Fame” or legends like Royce.

  • unclefesterdanawhite

    Yeah MMA is constantly evolving. But you can’t take the accomplishments away from the guys who were the shit back in the day. You have to wonder if MMA will ever be like boxing, where the evolution may have been halted. I’m no boxing expert but it’s widely believed that Muhammad Ali in his prime would beat the Klitschko brothers.