Men who stare at the GOAT – Fedor comes under psychic attack

Magic happens around Fedor. Fedor with his Priest following his one punch KO of Andrei Arlovski.

Some people have suggested Fedor Emelianenko needs to change up his training, maybe even come to America and work with one of the well-known world class teams here, that the sport is starting to pass him by.

Others think “The Last Emperor” has finally been exposed and he has always been overrated and over-hyped.

One of Fedor’s coaches, Vladimir Voronov, has his own ideas about why Fedor lost his second fight in a row Saturday night in East Rutherford, N.J., and it sounds more like something straight out of John Ronson’s book, “The Men Who Stare at Goats”, than the fight analysis of an MMA coach.

You see, Voronov seems to believe invisible “forbidden psychological technologies” were used that worked on both Fedor and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and gave them a “charge” of hypnosis just prior to the fight. That’s right, hypnosis.

He said he could tell this by the way Fedor was fighting in the cage:

“That is why during the fight Fedor was just not like himself. It seemed very strange behavior Fedor. He stepped into the ring and did everything exactly the opposite of what we practiced before the fight. We were all shocked! Fedor had not previously done so.”

To further argue his case, Voronov points out the fighters’ demeanor before the fight:

“Note that before the fight Fedor actually looked a little depressed. In turn, a rival “Emperor” Anthony Silva literally glowed from the overflowing of its energy.”

So, apparently this means Fedor received some type of “negative” hypnotic charge and “Bigfoot” received a positive charge. Could it really be someone was putting a curse on “The Last Emperor?”

Who would do such a thing?

Russian mobsters? Vegas bookies? Brazilian witches? “Bigfoot” Silva’s grandmother? Dana White?

This raises so many questions.

Maybe Rashad Evans‘ source¬†was actually onto something when he said Fedor lost because his priest wasn’t there or came late and it messed him up mentally. Maybe that is why Fedor always brings his priest, to “bless” him and protect him from this type of psychic warfare.

I specifically remember thinking when he KO’d Andrei Arlovski, that it seemed almost magical the way it happened, and as you can see in the photo above, the Priest was there. Coincidence?

Voronov does go on to say that Fedor will not retire, the defeat did not break him mentally, he will train three times as hard and hopefully can even get back in the tournament.

If Fedor does fight again, I bet I know someone who will be there.

We are currently trying to get an interview with Voronov, so keep your fingers crossed. This story is just too good not to delve into. Check out the entire interview with Vladimir Voronov at

Here are a couple of other pieces on Voronov. Josh Gross did an article on him a couple years ago. And here is an interesting piece that says when Voronov first laid eyes on Fedor he saw a halo above his head and called him “the chosen one”.

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