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    Default Josh Barnett: "Freddie Roach is Gonna Eat Crow"

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    There's been a lot of bluster coming from Andrei Arlovski's camp in anticipation of his fight this weekend against Fedor Emelianenko. Arlovski isn't a trash talker but his new boxing trainer, Freddie Roach has done his share of dropping smack on the world's best pound-for-pound fighter. Roach, who has worked with top levels boxers like Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Bernard Hopkins, said weeks ago that Fedor's striking is unimpressive and sloppy.
    He may be one of the most well-regarded boxing trainers in the world but does his expertise apply to mixed martial arts and is he qualified to trash Fedor? Josh Barnett is also on the card and has 28 MMA fights under his belt, he thinks Roach sounds like a clown:
    "As far as his striking not being impressive, I guess Freddie Roach is going to eat crow. It?s not like what Freddie Roach is used to and what he would normally step into a boxing ring and see across the way. Fedor's striking for MMA is very precise and it's been very successful for him."
    Roach stated the gameplan will be to push forward against Fedor. That's a bad move says Barnett:
    "The minute you push him, he doesn't go back, he comes forward and he just immediately punches and tries to take you down. If he encounters trouble on the feet, he doesn't try to stay and work his way out of that, he changes gears."
    Barnett says Fedor takes the fight where he's going to be successful. He's not married to one style of fighting. You have to wonder with all the boxing training Arlovski is working on, could it turn out to make the Belarussian one-dimensional?

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    Well, one thing I know is I go to Josh Barnett for my striking critique...
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    eat it Freddie Roach
    Like Billy Jacks' soul attack, I'm one Injun you wont forget.

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    LOL, Arlovski was working Fedor over, brother. But "Cinderella Chin" strikes again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Well, one thing I know is I go to Josh Barnett for my striking critique...
    Looks like going to a boxer trainer for mma is not the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Looks like going to a boxer trainer for mma is not the way to go.
    at least Freddie Roach, maybe AA should have trained with Juanito
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    LOL, Arlovski was working Fedor over, brother. But "Cinderella Chin" strikes again.
    he was getting the shots, unfortunately he got too excited like Fujita
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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Looks like going to a boxer trainer for mma is not the way to go.
    Fedor through a Hail Mary punch, and he beat Arlovski. No excuses from me, I knew that eventually Fedor would touch that chin and Arlovski would go into a coma. But in regards to the majority of the striking, Arlovski was superior. He took a high risk move, and paid in the ultimate way (within the sport.)

    Besides, he didn't only train with Roach, Roach was just his striking trainer.
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    Fredddie Roach did his job. AA looked much, much better than Fedro with the hands. Can't blame a flying knee with the hands down on Roach. AA fights smarter and he's winning that fight.
    Lets go Brent!

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