Monson: I can submit Fedor on the ground


You'll be facing one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport when you go to Moscow, Russia to face Fedor Emelianenko. What have you been working in your camp to ensure victory on November 20th?

His standup is up is probably one of his greatest assets. I’ve been doing a lot of striking in my camp. In the past I didn’t really feel confident in it, but now we’ve been working on it and I feel much better in it.

After losing three straight back in Strikeforce, it appears that Fedor may perhaps be in the twilight of his career. From what you've observed in his three losing fights or any of his past fights what sort of holes in his game will you be looking to exploit?

I don’t think he’s in his twilight; he’s only 33 years old. He hasn’t taken too much of a beating in his past fights. If you look back at his fights, he dropped Dan Henderson but he got caught with an uppercut. He dropped Fabricio Werdum but got caught in the triangle. The only person who really beat him up recently was Antonio Silva, but he’s like 300lbs. Look at the kind of guys he’s fought. When you fight that many times, when you the roll the dice that many times, you’ll eventually get caught.

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Leghound site profile image  

11/17/11 7:39 PM by Leghound

Are Monson's arms long enough to get around anybody's neck?

CajunPest site profile image  

11/17/11 7:33 PM by CajunPest

Does Monson have the cardio if this goes to a 3rd round?

kerazzle site profile image  

11/17/11 7:13 PM by kerazzle

Wrestling + subs will be Monson's most effective weapons in this fight. Seeing how Fedor's ground game is no where near as sharp as it used to be back in 2004, Monson winning via sub is not out of the question.

Anton_Gurevich site profile image  

11/17/11 6:20 PM by Anton_Gurevich

 I just read on that Yuji Shimada will referee Fedor vs. Monson. Back to PRIDE.

Zero1 site profile image  

11/17/11 7:36 AM by Zero1

I love Fedor an he was the best in his area but he is done. I think Monson will take him down and either choke him out from behind or north south choke him like he did with Kharintov.

JoshSanchez site profile image  

11/17/11 7:31 AM by JoshSanchez

Personally, id like to see him submit Fedor on the air... What's with all this ground nonsense?

Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

11/17/11 6:58 AM by Nexuscrawlers

this could turn into an exciting grappling match, that'd be sweet.

roscoegrinders site profile image  

11/17/11 6:22 AM by roscoegrinders

We all know he Fedor can be Monson anywhere he want-isnt that the whole point of this. an attempt to make him realvant again? 30 bucks for this is WAY TOO MUCH

MMApostle site profile image  

11/17/11 2:41 AM by MMApostle

Lmao a year and a half ago nobody would be saying this stuff. I find it quite comical. Jeff fucking Monson subbing Fedor hahaha great but really, it could definitely happen. Monson is slick on the ground.

Da playmaker17 site profile image  

11/17/11 2:37 AM by Da playmaker17

I've always called it a PVR