In an interview with Bas Rutten a few years ago, Fedor said he doesn’t even watch MMA. Breaking News: He doesn’t need to. When you have the power to put god in an arm bar and make him tapout, watching other fighters try out the sport that you perfected is like Optimus Prime watching two microwaves battle it out for supremacy over the kitchen appliances. Fedor probably doesn’t even watch anything — the dude observes. It doesn’t matter that he lost three fights in a row while he was signed to Strikeforce, 30 years from now Fedor Emelianenko is going to be known as a giant who lives on top of a hill in Russia that drinks lava when he’s thirsty and eats explosions for a midnight snack.
While Jon Jones is an extraordinary fighter, he simply does not share that same distinction — yet. When he’s amassed a 20+ winning streak in MMA, then he can enter the conversation with Fedor. Right now, Bones Jones is just a budding prospect. However we must admit that Jones going to Russia to be worshiped like a God is a definite step in the right direction. Check out this video from our friend Mike at Vestnik MMA of Jones dropping knowledge to a gym full of Russians.