Sometimes you sit there day dreaming about a bunch of random “what would happen ifs…?” that will never be addressed in the real world. However in the video below the question “who can apply more pressure to a choke, Fedor Emelianenko or a python?” is firmly answered. In the episode of Sports Science TV originally from 2009 Emelianenko, one of the top heavyweight MMA fighters in the world at the time goes head to head with a python to see who applies more pressure.
It turns out Fedor’s rear naked choke is far more potent than anything the python could apply recording over 500 pounds of force compared to the python who was able to muster up a mere 40 pounds.
Fedor Emelianenko is known as possibly the best mixed martial artist never to fight in the UFC. He made his MMA debut in the year 2000 in a Rings Russia event where he recorded a submission victory over Martin Lazarov appropriately by guillotine choke. Two years later he made his debut in the Pride Fighting Championship and within twelve months he was crowned the Pride Heavyweight Champion defeating Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira also known as Minotauro or Big Nog. In his time at Pride he also recorded victories over Mark Hunt, Mirko Cro Cop before defeating Big Nog for a second time.
Following his departure from Pride he was touted as a possible candidate to be signed up by the UFC. However negotiations fell through and Fedor instead went to fight for M-1 Global where the victories continued. Again upon the expiry of his M1-Global deal Fedor was again courted by the UFC but once again no deal could be reach. Instead he signed for Strikeforce. It was not a happy time for Fedor as he lost three of his four fights for the promotion. Fedor went back to M-1 before retiring from competition in 2012. He made his comeback in December last year recording a victory over Indian martial artist Singh Jaideep.