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Andrei Arlovski: 'I'm 15-8 right now and it's horrible'

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I feel kind of upset because I put down my trainers. We had a great camp. I don't know, after 11 months (out of action) it's kind of hard to come back, but I think I did okay. I took his couple of shots on my chin. I guess I showed the fans my chin's not weak. It was a tough fight. He's tough. It just wasn't my night. Right now I'm focused on my MMA career because when I took the fight on short notice against Brett Rogers my mind was focused on my pro boxing and as a result he knocked my ass out in less than 20 seconds. Of course I wanted to box, but in MMA I have three losses in a row. I'm 15-8 right now and it's horrible. I just have to train I guess even harder and try to fight even harder. I feel great. I could fight maybe tomorrow. It's up to Scott Coker. I want to fight, fight, fight.

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Post #1   5/17/10 3:53:41PM   

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Can't fault Andrei's heart or chin in that fight. After a year off he made it a good, competitive fight against a dangerous HW.
I can't wait to see him come back and see if he can make a run at the HW title. He has all the skills to be a serious threat in any company. I can't wait to see him fighting regularly again.

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Andrei and Big Timmy have kinda been in the same boat since they left the UFC.

Post #3   5/17/10 5:41:13PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Andrei and Big Timmy have kinda been in the same boat since they left the UFC.



I thought Andrei looked the best he had ever looked against Nelson and Rothwell.

Post #4   5/17/10 5:58:45PM   

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Posted by warglory


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Andrei and Big Timmy have kinda been in the same boat since they left the UFC.



I thought Andrei looked the best he had ever looked against Nelson and Rothwell.



Yeah he was on it against both those guys. Hell, AA even looked great in losing to Fedor.
I still prefer to cling their decline is due to the Fedor curse.

Post #5   5/17/10 7:45:48PM   

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But didnt nelson have AA in a bad spot and then the fight just got stood up or something I cant remember exactly.

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Post #6   5/17/10 8:59:43PM   

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ya, they stood it up from side control i think, but not like he was in the middle of transitioning to an arm bar and got stood up or something. it was somewhat suspect though.


at any rate freddie roach and the rest ruined him as an mma fighter. hes basically as well rounded as any fighter in the game. where are the kicks, the leglocks, the **** that made him ferocious just 2 or 3 years ago? he needs to go beast mode and try and destroy his opponent, not try and outpoint him over a 12 round boxing match

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Posted by noahgenda

ya, they stood it up from side control i think, but not like he was in the middle of transitioning to an arm bar and got stood up or something. it was somewhat suspect though.


at any rate freddie roach and the rest ruined him as an mma fighter. hes basically as well rounded as any fighter in the game. where are the kicks, the leglocks, the **** that made him ferocious just 2 or 3 years ago? he needs to go beast mode and try and destroy his opponent, not try and outpoint him over a 12 round boxing match





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Fedor doesn't just beat people, he damages their desire to fight somehow. Nogueira is one of the few who didn't start a steady decline after losing to him, heh.

I don't think Arlovski looked all that bad to be honest. Bigfoot's size is difficult for anyone to deal with.

Post #9   5/18/10 12:26:10AM   

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Posted by Aether

I don't think Arlovski looked all that bad to be honest. Bigfoot's size is difficult for anyone to deal with.



I don't know. I thought Arlovski looked out of place in MMA. With the amount of work Arlovski's put into his boxing, he should have held considerable advantages over Bigfoot striking. Instead he looked slow and seemed to be always out of reach.

It's interesting to me that Bigfoot would follow combinations up with clinches. I think he may have heard rumblings about Arlovski continuing to work the kinks out of his boxing, which he did through his improved jab, but neglecting everything else about MMA, especially, considering his strengths, distance-creating kicks and his right hand.

Arlovski should dump training almost exclusively with Freddie Roach. He really doesn't need to work on that stuff anymore.

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I agree with what other people in here are saying. Arlovski's boxing definitely seems to have improved from his tiime with Roach. And his chin was proven against Bigfoot. But the increase in his boxing has been at the cost of the rest of his skills. He needs to forget boxing for a while and think about kicking, clinching, and grappling.

Post #11   5/18/10 2:28:13AM   

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i think the sport has progressed beyond andrei...

Post #12   5/18/10 8:22:13AM