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Russian Roulette, network exposure and more

Updated: November 9, 2009, 2:56 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

The expectations created by Fedor Emelianenko's media profile make it impossible for him to perform in a way that pleases everyone: If he had crumbled Brett Rogers on Saturday in a manner akin to Tim Sylvia -- women sobbing cageside, medevacs hovering overhead -- fans would sigh and complain that Rogers never belonged in the ring with him.

In taking nearly seven minutes to finish Rogers off, gushing blood all the while, Emelianenko is instead viewed by a portion of the audience as a less-than-prime ...

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