The headline says it all. At Bellator 214 last night, in the Bellator heavyweight grand prix final, Ryan Bader needed only 35 seconds to TKO Fedor Emelianenko. I mean, is this really a surprise to anyone?
Fedor is long past his days of glory, when he was considered the best heavyweight in the world, bar none. And Bader, besides being a TUF winner and UFC vet, is Bellator light-heavyweight champ, so… yeah, this was going to happen.
It still hurts, of course. It hurts anytime we have to see our heroes fight long past their prime, and it especially stings because it’s Fedor. Fedor was the man! Now, he’s a prime candidate for whatever CTE clinics they have going in Russia.