Ruas to Rizzo: Fedor my ass! It's kill or die.

by Guilherme Cruz | source:

Marco Ruas is looking forwards to seeing his protege Pedro Rizzo in action on June 21st, when the former UFC fighter fights Fedor Emelianenko.

“Pedro has all the tools, it’s up to him, his mind," warns Ruas. “He told me he wants it. ‘I wanna prove to myself I’m a fighter and I have all conditions to pull out good fights’. He has all the chances to do so."

“He can’t stay still in front of the guy because he’s dangerous and explosive. He’s gotta go for it and get the knockout. He can’t have a boring fight, he must believe his potential and run through that guy. He can’t keep thinking ‘oh, it’s Fedor, it’s Fedor’. Fedor my ass. Go there and knock him out. It’s kill or die, he must go for it."

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tags: Pedro Rizzo (detail)  Fedor Emelianenko   Marco Ruas (detail)  


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oxvaletudo site profile image  

6/12/12 4:08 PM by oxvaletudo

Great to see Marco back on the scene with Pedro. If you didn't catch the episode a few months back featuring my training session with Marco (circa 1999), it's worth a look. The segment begins at 8:06.. Was certainly for me as a young man in the infancy of my training. An experience I will never forget.

bemsqua site profile image  

6/12/12 3:40 PM by bemsqua

Doesn't Rizzo train with the Blackhouse guys now? I don't know how long he's been there, but that can do nothing but help him. He's always had the tools....he was just too passive. I remember yelling at the tv for him to let loose back in the day. I think this will be a lot better and closer fight than a lot of people think it will be. I do not think Fedor is going to run through him.

jhendo79 site profile image  

6/12/12 3:23 PM by jhendo79

Epic fight for both guys, Tre took an ass whooping but Rizzo cuts so easily that he was one drop away from a doctor's stoppage as well.This was probably Rizzo's most well rounded fight, almost Shogun Rua like but with a more technical dutch style muay thai.

CLINTK9 site profile image  

6/12/12 1:38 PM by CLINTK9

I always thought he became a bit gun shy after Randleman broke his nose.

HELWIG site profile image  

6/12/12 1:17 PM by HELWIG

 Rizzo/Telligman II is extremely underrated.

KickYoNuts site profile image  

6/12/12 1:09 PM by KickYoNuts

Sergei and Roman almost killed him, Fedor should have enough to win this one.

Auzzie site profile image  

6/12/12 1:07 PM by Auzzie

Rizzo is coming off a two year layoff he better be ready for this fight

oxvaletudo site profile image  

6/12/12 1:02 PM by oxvaletudo

Rizzo BEAT Couture in their first fight, hands down. I think that was perhaps the best performance of his career, and it really knocked the wind out of his sails as a contender when he wasn't awarded the win..

hubris site profile image  

6/12/12 12:27 PM by hubris

yes against Ken Shamrock

Blunderhooks site profile image  

6/12/12 12:25 PM by Blunderhooks

Did Rizzo ever go out there and really pull the trigger, even in his prime?I remember him as being so frustrating to watch as he just wouldn't let his arms and feet GO.