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Fedor Reflects On Loss Against Werdum: “Sambo Is Great. Jiu Jitsu Is Nothing Special”

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko reflects on his first true loss against Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce on June 26th, 2010.  Fedor says that he had trained with guys of all backgrounds, including fighters with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) knowledge.  He admits that he was defeated fair and square, but the reason why he lost was not due to BJJ…here’s what Fedor had to say:

“Sambo is great. Jiu-jitsu is nothing special. We went over several jiu-jitsu guys like that before. I lost because of what happened. My loss was caused by my personal mistake in the cage… I lost my head. Wanted to finish it all as soon as possible. As far as the rumors about my last fight being set up… I was asked about it many times already. I will never go against my conscience and never betray my country like that. Money doesn’t matter that much to me that I could lie to people. Since I lost to Werdum, it was meant to be. And I’m thankful to God it happened that way.”

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