Don’t think he’s even competing in Abu Dhabi anymore his management keeps going back and forth with it.
While it’s obviously an exhibition and Fedor could have destroyed him at any moment he chose I was still pretty impressed by aoki.
Aoki pulled off a sick double! thats how i like to shoot, sakuraba style, let them rush you then drop low while they’re coming in and spin. And I can’t wait for some twat-waffle to say that if Aoki can take fedor down then _____ can too. Aoki pulled off a pretty sick throw as well, just flawless technique. Fedor easily reversed it but that was still pretty sick to see. I know it’s an exhibition but it’s still against a heavyweight and Aoki did still exhibit amazing skill imo.
The announcers brought up a great point. We don’t realize how fast Fedor really is. Sam Sheridan mentioned it in his book “a fighters heart” that he never saw anyone hit as fast and hard as fedor. But for him to keep up speedwise with a lightweight is fucking sick
Imagine hitting as hard as a heavyweight but moving as fast as a lightweight. WOW.