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Andrei Arlovski is not retiring because of his pride

niniendowarrior2011-02-25 09:21:12 +0000 #1
Andrei talks post fight.

Post Fight Notes:

-Executed game plan perfectly and suddenly he stopped doing it (I think).

-Had a fight with his trainers (in Chicago) and manager. His trainer said he should retire and he preferred that kind of talk to his face, not behind his back.

-Going to change how he trains.

-Out to prove his trainers who think he's done wrong.

-He's now going to train to how he thinks is right for him, not blindly follow his trainers.

-The loss his his own fault.

-Might be leaving his trainers (looks pretty pissed at them).

-Greg Jackson told him not to retire. Welcomes him back to his camp. Andrei seems interested in going back there.

-Doctors say everything should be fine (health-wise)

-Footballers and boxers get hit more times than MMA fighters (explaining why nobody should be concerned over his health)

-Have to figure out what's wrong. Feels he frustrated Kharitonov and kept moving. Knew Sergei was loading his right hand and then he just stopped (probably the time he was behind the fence). When his foot hit the fence, he stopped moving.

-These past fights is like a nightmare.

-Appreciated fan support.

-Have a couple of more fights in Strikeforce's contract

-Big Foot did a good job and doesn't want to talk about whether Fedor is going to (or should) retire.

-Love to fight for his pride and fans.

-Physically ready to fight but has to serve the suspension. Next fight depends on the promoter and Greg Jackson.

-Grandprix is still interesting and going to be entertaining.

-He cannot say whether it is possible for him to enter as an alternate.

-Question on going back to train with Freddie Roach - Andrei doesn't know yet if he wants to.

-Trains with heavyweights in Alburquerque. In Chicago, only boxing (I think).

-Doesn't seem to like Sergei's "Russia is no. 1" post fight comments. He feels that he (Andrei) fights (and should) for fans of all countries.

-Taking off to Moscow for a break and then back to training.

-Thinks holding back in sparring is another issue he should fix.

-Won't be training in Golden Glory. Golden Glory is a Muay Thai camp and Sergei did not show anything but stand up techniques (to say that Golden Glory is not an MMA gym).

-UFC and Strikeforce treat him really well.

-Not going to leave Chicago permanently. Going to go somewhere to train but will stay in Chicago as his home.

-Doesn't respect Tim Sylvia and doesn't like him. "He's a piece of sh*t" Knows Tim has the same opinion about him.

-Still has (approx.) 8 years for fighting (What?!)

-Uses Skype (Sorry Don! Another Skype fan here ) to reach out to his family.

-Apologise to fans (for the fight, obviously) and for those he was not able to sign and take photos with. May have turned away some fans autograph because he was in a bad mood.

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RPD2011-02-25 09:23:06 +0000 #2
Well thier his eggs, just depends how scrambled he wants em.
bhorrrr2011-02-25 09:47:51 +0000 #3
i'm with greg jackson on this one. i don't think andrei's chin is granite, but i don't think it's NEARLY as blown as people make it out to be. what's messed up is some combination of: a) boxing is pretty much his only focus, b) his movement can sometimes stagnate, and c) his striking defense isn't fantastic.

he's getting hit with HUGE shots. nothing's just barely tapping him, and the guys hitting him as of late hit REALLY hard.

like i said in the other thread, i thought his chin looked fine against sergei. hell, i was even impressed by it. the problem was he just KEPT taking those uppercuts and then of course the brutal ground follow-up as well.

so, yea. the guy's FIIIIIINE. just fine. you know, other than his movement, his defense, his diversity (or lack thereof), and psychologically.
split decision2011-02-25 09:37:52 +0000 #4
Quote:

Originally Posted by niniendowarrior

Andrei talks post fight.

Post Fight Notes:

-Executed game plan perfectly and suddenly he stopped doing it (I think).

I'm sure this is true, if his game plan consisted of absorbing punches with his chin.

He only stopped doing it because his legs gave way and he collapsed on the canvas...
bhorrrr2011-02-25 11:08:11 +0000 #5
he was fine until he totally froze in the corner as if he was staring death in the face. he didn't get cornered or anything. he just froze there. 'twas bizarre.
Cbear2011-02-25 09:55:42 +0000 #6
With his chin being so suspect (to put it gently), he needs to either fight with elusiveness like Lyoto or like Frankie the Roadrunner Edgar so he doesn't get tagged.

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