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Thiago Alves Brings in a Ringer

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Knowing that Parisyan will likely include his bone-jarring judo background to keep him on track for a title shot, Thiago Alves has enlisted special help to prepare for their fight in the form of four-time national judo champion and former Olympian Rhadi Ferguson, who now resides in Coconut Creek, Florida, and assists American Top Team athletes. Recently Ferguson podcasted regarding the work he's been doing with Alves and had the following comments:


"From studying Karo Parisyan, he has a system that he does which is absolutely phenomenal. I had to break that thing down like a fraction. It's been almost a month and a half now that I've been training with Thiago and we've gone through the ins and the outs of the series... [Thiago's] movement patterns are getting better and he's beginning to "float" real good now, moving like a judo player."


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Post #1   3/12/08 4:24:48PM   

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Interesting Side note, Rhadi Ferguson is Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson's cousin

Post #2   3/12/08 4:26:06PM   

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I love random facts like that

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I got Alves 2 win this one

Post #4   3/12/08 5:49:43PM   

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training with a judo guy might not help as much as people think, very few people can incorporate judo throws with no gi like karo can

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Posted by taporsnap25

training with a judo guy might not help as much as people think, very few people can incorporate judo throws with no gi like karo can



I agree Karo's Judo is almost his own style.

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It will still help and he will get stronger in the clinch at seperating, he is fast and explosive, and leg kicks hurt, i like Thiago in this fight as Karo seems to like to stand with guys longer than makes sense

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Intresting tidbit there. But I don't see Karo losing this fight to Alves. Unless he gasses. Which has happened before.

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This fight could be a very exciting grappling match. Alves is going to bring it, and Karo is always a game opponent. I think this will be a good fight that could go either way.
I'll probably be putting my fantasy points on Karo simply because of his greater experience in the octagon.

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Posted by saemskin
This fight could be a very exciting grappling match. Alves is going to bring it, and Karo is always a game opponent. I think this will be a good fight that could go either way.
I'll probably be putting my fantasy points on Karo simply because of his greater experience in the octagon.



Karo by UD is always a smart decision no matter what the situation.

Post #10   3/13/08 11:06:47AM