Has StrikeForce Star Fedor Emelianenko Lost His “Mystique?”

Nick Paglino

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan participated in a Q&A session for UFC in Seattle recently, and offered a most interesting opinion on the recent back-to-back losses suffered by legendary Russian MMA fighter (currently under contract to StrikeForce and M-1 Global) Fedor Emelianenko.

"I think at the highest levels of the game, you can’t be rolling around fat at 230," Rogan offered, "We saw that in the Bigfoot Silva fight. Bigfoot Silva walks around at 290 pounds. (Fedor) is an amazing athlete and he has put on some incredible fights over the years but, I think once you get to the highest levels of the game, you can’t come in fat and you can’t be fighting way above your weight class."

Rogan also stated,"Fedor is an amazing talent, an incredible athlete. I really admire his mind and his mindset when he goes to compete. It’s really fun to watch, that he’s so nonchalant with his big belly and he goes in there (and beats people up). But the reality is that’s not going to work in the upper echelon in the sport (any more)."

You can see of all Rogan’s comments in an exclusive video HERE.

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