Fedor fought 5 times in 2003. 3 hard opponents and 2 extra fights to make money (one was actually a favor) He fought three weeks after winning the world title from Nog. THREE WEEKS! Could you imagine any UFC champ doing that? He went to Lithuania to fight on their card as a favor to his contacts and smashed that dude. He fought at the Inoki show on NYE that year versus Nagata. It wasn't even PRIDE. Fedor had a contract dispute with PRIDE and ended up fighting for Inoki to make big money to smash Nagata. You can laugh all you want about Nagata as an opponent but Fedor grew up very poor. We can't fault the man for taking one extra fight. He had already fought 4 times that year! Should he have not accepted that paycheck and stayed home and just take a whole year off like Stipe is doing now?? No. He took that extra fight to make money. I wish we could see Stipe fight 5 times in a year, even if 2 are cans. Look at Werdum fighting Walt Harris and Tybura. To me he is a warrior staying active and taking risks but you same damn kids will probably nitpick his record one day too and say he fought cans!