Many interviews have been held with saitiev.
Saitiev says he never ever watched any video of his opponent nor did he ever train to defeat a certain wrestling or defense on certain strong aspects of another wrester, BUT he did watch the tapes of his matches against murtazaliev. He said he studied them carefully and trained on whatever murtazaliev could come up with.

he also said he has the utmost respect for murtazaliev as a wrestler.


By the way did you guys know that saitiev wrestled murtazalievs older brother during the russian nationals???