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1/9/09 1:10:25PM
Shawn Tompkins is one of the foremost authorities in MMA on the art of striking and thanks to Jake Hattan, one of his managers at Denaro Sports Marketing, was recently granted an opportunity to interview the Xtreme Couture striking specialist.

In Part I of our interview, Tompkins discussed the preparations he’s current making in getting four fighters ready for Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” on Jan. 24; his thoughts on whether Vitor Belfort has enough left to make a run a major middleweight title; and his feelings about famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach’s assessment of Fedor Emelianenko’s striking.

1/9/09 1:18:44PM
Regardless of what Roach says about Fedor's boxing, the proof is in the proverbial pudding. I agree that Arlovski is a much more technically proficient striker but that wont be enough to put him over on Fedor. So yeah, I can't see Arlovski winning this fight either. The guy has a small chin and Fedor is going to tap it, take him down and then there will be some more tapping. That being said, Arlovski poses the most significant challenge Fedor has faced in years, maybe ever.
1/9/09 1:55:23PM
I dont see him winning either. I dont see anybody beating Fedor netime soon.
1/9/09 2:54:28PM
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1/9/09 5:00:31PM
Of course I think Fedor will probably win, but do think Arlovski has a better chance than anyone since Crocop. I think Arlovski is really in his prime right now, and considering his great technical boxing, I think Fedor should take him down asap.

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