Real recognize real? Gods recognize Gods? The UFC stat robots just malfunctioned and gave props to Fedor by accident?
In case you missed it, blinked or were drinking, after the UFC 230 main event, the UFC paid respects to Fedor. Well they were attempting to compliment Daniel Cormier’s run as a heavyweight. By proxy they recognized the Russian MMA GOAT and we think this may be the first for the UFC.
Sure, over the years Joe Rogan has brought up Fedor’s name on UFC broadcasts and put into context how damn good his run at heavyweight was back in the day. But never has the UFC itself typed out the name Fedor Emelianenko and spun into being this grand thing.
We just had a Bigfoot (not Silva) sighting on an UFC pay-per-view in 2018 and that’s pretty cool.
Check out the screenshot below.
While giving props to Emelianenko, DC gets even more shine. The 39-year-old UFC heavyweight champion is now a perfect 12-0 at heavyweight dating back to 2009. Emelianenko unbeaten streak as heavyweight spanned from 2001-2009. When Fabrício Werdum shocked the MMA world, and broke a million hearts, in June 2010 and tapped out Emelianenko to end his 16 fight run, a young DC was only 2-0 in his MMA career at the time.
Emelianenko’s streak at heavyweight included wins over Semmy Schilt, Heath Herring, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Kazuyuki Fujita, Gary Goodridge, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, Cro Cop, Mark Hunt, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski and Brett Rogers. Sweet Russian Jesus.
DC’s current streak at heavyweight includes wins over Tony Johnson, Soa Palelei, Jeff Monson, Bigfoot Silva, Josh Barnett, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis. Sweet Louisiana Jesus.
To sum it up: these dudes good.
H/T to Reddit GOAT @DisgorgeX for the epic screen cap