It’s been nearly eight months since Fabricio Werdum pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent MMA history, shockingly submitting Fedor Emelianenko 1:06 into their June fight in San Jose (watch the video here). Fedor had lost in his fifth career fight back in 2000, but nobody really considered that a blemish on his record because he was illegally cut in the fight. The Russian star was 32-1 leading up to his bout with Werdum, and he’s still considered by many people to be the best heavyweight fighter in the world and one of the best MMA fighters all time.
Consider Werdum in that group, because after the fight he said that Fedor was the best fighter in the world. He’s also so pleased with his win that he’s apparently watched it more than Ray Finkle watched the laces in video. During a press conference to hype up Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix, Werdum was asked how many times he’s watched the video of himself beating Fedor. His answer as relayed by MMAFighting.com: “No joking, maybe 1,000 times. No joke. I watch it all the time at home. I watch it on the internet. I like it. It’s good for me. I’m not joking. Really, 1,000 times, maybe more.”
I may have messed with Werdum in the headline, but darn, if I had beaten Fedor, I’d watch that video every moment of my life too. I’d wake up to it on my alarm clock, stick a video of it in the shower, and I’d install flat screens for mirrors in my bathroom so I could watch it while brushing my teeth and making a daily deposit. Heck, wouldn’t you? I mean if you can’t celebrate a victory over the greatest MMA fighter ever, what can you celebrate?Google+