Last night, I witnessed the end of an era and the beginning of another. I remember years ago, sitting with Antonio Silva and his manager Alex Davis in Corpus Christi, Texas in the lobby of a Holiday Inn, them telling me that Silva would beat Fedor. I’m happy and proud of Silva for his achievement because Fedor will always hold a special place for me. Fedor embodies the things I love about MMA. He is gracious, reserved, yet recklessly aggressive. Always fighting.
It was bittersweet to see one of my favorite fighters lose in such brutal fashion, but an amazing night of fights and an exciting start to the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.