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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Shinya Aoki Video: So, That Happened



The video of the Shinya Aoki vs. Fedor Emelianenko special sparring exhibition is now available after M-1 Global posted it on the web, and I guess my feeling after watching it is the same as my feeling before: It's basically just a silly waste of time.

Yes, it's kind of cool to see the best MMA fighter in the world doing some grappling with one of the best jiu jitsu practitioners in the world, but it's not like either one of them took this seriously. And it frustrates me that Fedor, for all his greatness in MMA, doesn't put that greatness on display more often. Fedor fought a couple of overmatched opponents in 2007, only fought once in 2008 and has only fought once in 2009. The best in the world needs to push himself more than that.

So, yes, that Aoki vs. Emelianenko sparring exhibition happened, and the video is kinda interesting. But I hope we get to see Fedor in a real MMA fight soon.