Posted by cmill21
Good, Fedor needs to be in top form to beat AA.
Couldn't agree more. I know I hug Arlovski's nuts and people often disregard what I say about him as blind, sensual love for the man but Arlovski is Fedors biggest and toughest test since Nog.
If you look at it from a objective point of view Arlovski has the skills that will worry Fedor. He has a awesome Sambo background winning silver in both the world sambo cup and the world sambo championship. I'd say he as of right now is the most dangerous HW striker fighting (What Freddie Roach and Mike Garcia have achieved with him is amazing but for a different forum).
He has great Judo and amazing cardio.
In short he has the background to worry Fedor, he is right now like CroCop when he was KO'ing people for fun but with a good ground game. Arlovski has devastating hands and in his last few fights even I was shocked at how much his accuracy has improved. He judged distance well and was always moving. Fedor will have to work hard to catch him. No one can argue that he's ever lacked power and all this should seriously worry him.
All that being said Fedor is still Fedor!! The man is as close to the terminator as humanly possible. I think he is rightly P4P the best fighter on the planet and is with out doubt the best HW... Until Andrei takes it!
This is one hell of a fight for Arlovski and I can't wait. The fact that he's canceling things to train shows a level of respect for Arlovski that he hasn't shown for his last few fights. People are brushing Arlovski off like he doesn't stand a chance and this is wrong.
I seriously believe Andrei can and will win... But that might just be me having a slightly biased view