Sunday, January 25, 2009
So, Fedor Emelianenko KO'd Andrei Arlovski with a stunning right hand counter to a flying knee in his Saturday Mixed Martial Arts fight. A quick punch and Arlovski was out cold, face planted on the canvas. Truly impressive. Vladmir Putin is a big fan, so I guess we have that in common.
What is funny is that Emelianenko is about 6 feet tall, 230 pounds. He's strong looking, but also looks like he enjoys donuts and beer like the rest of us. He is also unquestionably the baddest man on the planet right now in hand to hand combat. In contrast, consider the archetype of such a man, such as the ultimate Russian Drago (Dolph Lungren) in Rocky 4. Tall, chiseled. Indeed, Arlovski is impressive looking like Lungren, as he is 6' 4'' and very defined.