Those of you who listen to our radio shows know that I’m the king of pronouncing fighter names wrong. That’s the sad result of never hearing a person’s name out loud until after I’ve read it 2000 times. One thing that gets a decent amount of heat is how I say ‘Fedor’. It’s spelled Fedor so I say it Fedor. But in truth it’s actually pronounced ‘Fyodor Yemelyanenko’. Fun fact: Fedor is the Russian spelling for ‘Theodore’. So there you go … MMA’s best fighter shares a name with one of the rats from Alvin and the Chipmunks.