MMA Shawn Tompkins defends Fedor's striking

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  1. Helios

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    http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/01...i-i-just-cant-see-arlovski-winning-the-fight/


    Sam Caplan (FiveOuncesOfPain.com): The main event on that card is Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski and famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach recently broke down Fedor’s striking in an interview with SI.com. He specifically talked about how Fedor strikes from a flat footed position and he also indicated that he felt his aggressive nature could be used against him. What is your assessment of Fedor as a striker and do you agree with what Roach said?


    Shawn Tompkins:
    First of all, I respect Freddie Roach more than any other trainer in the business and that’s in boxing and martial arts. When he says something it’s generally gold. But I will go against him in a way where he says Fedor’s punching isn’t technical and that it isn’t good because obviously, he’s the greatest. There are some cases with certain people that when everything they do wrong turns out right and that’s what you have in Fedor.

    As far as an aggressive nature with Arlovski, I think that’s a positive for Fedor. If you look at the past with Arlovski, when he doesn’t do well is when he gets hit and gets hurt and that’s when Arlovski falls a part. He’s a very confidence-driven fighter. He needs to be winning in order to do well and look good.

    I just can’t see Arlovski winning the fight. I think it’s a really bad fight for him but I think it’s a fight that he has to do. Best of luck to him, obviously, and I think Freddie Roach is a great trainer and I have respect for him at the upmost but I just don’t think he understands Fedor like the rest of us in the MMA game do.
     
  2. REDTAIL

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    My nga.

    Fedors striking is unique, really. Being unorthodox can just make it so hard for opponents to figure you out.
     
  3. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    It'd be pretty fuckin hard to use his agresiveness against him. He walked into crocops kicks, that's fucking goin out there to the death.


    oh and another solid post :wavey:
     
  4. kroneX

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    Things that will happen if Fedor wins
    - Life goes on as normal

    Thing that will happen if AA wins
    - Earth Spins of its Axis
    - Dana White uses it as proof that Fedor Sucks
    - The world ends

    What do you think is more likely
     
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    fedor by epic arm bar
     
  6. 2ofdem

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    Of course Freddy Roache will talk shit on Fedors standup its all part of the game he wouldnt be doing his job if he didnt say that and more importantly make AA think that.
     
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    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    BTW I agree with Freddys comments, but personally I dont think Arlovski has the firepower to take advantage of this theoretical weakness.
     
  8. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Arlovski has the firepower, he just can't pull the trigger lately.
     
  9. Sylva

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    Fedor doesn't have best technical western boxing, yes.

    to bad this is MMA

    and

    Fedor obviously has the best striking in MMA. His record and people he has struck with/out struck proves that.
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    he gives up height and weight a lot of the time too
     
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    Fedor is going to knock arlovski out through a block. Meaning that arlovski will block a punch, and still get knocked out by it. I'm dead serious that this is my prediction.
     
  12. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    I'm dead serious, you're dumb.
     
  13. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    I gotta agree on this.

    Why would Andre not be training for type of looping punch? I don't think his name is Tim Sylvia.
     
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    Its more likely than it seems

    [y]Wpw5Bqcv-aY[/y]
     
  15. ZSPTurbo

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    said the guy who has posted nearly fifteen THOUSAND times on an internet forum.

    and let me guess - you don't train in mma, or jiujitsu, or muay thai, not even highschool wrestling, right?
     
  16. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I don't think you should take this shit personally and also you obviously don't know checkii.
     
  17. checkii

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    whats with this recent tard influx?
     
  18. Sylva

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    ZOMG
     
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    100% correct, shit AA isn't the 1st guy who thought he'd take advantage of his striking skills to beat fedor....and how many of those guys were successful,,,,,exactly!!! Fedor over AA by any way he chooses.
    it's not a damn boxing match people, it's mma, but then again i think most people here understand that anyway so nothing new.
     
  20. DOHChi

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    wat.
     
  21. teep

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    tompkins was pretty much all money with his comments. arlovski has all the physical assets, but falls apart when it doesn't go his way.
     
  22. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Fing word my man! :bigthumb:

     

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