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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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    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 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    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.
    Yup I was just kind of making light of the fact that you were mocking Barnett for defending Fedors striking. In the end Fedor got the ko not Arlovski so I guess Barnett critiques arent so bad after all.

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    Just another opponent that started out fast only to be finished within the first round.

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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.
    AA lost because, he used an absurd MMA move, he was winning when he was boxing.

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    AA lost because, he used an absurd MMA move, he was winning when he was boxing.
    It wasn't that absurd. He thought Fedor was wobbled and potentially going for a takedown to get out of the standup battle while wobbled. Fedor staggered backwards, then dropped his head as though he might be going for a takedown - throwing a knee there is not that uncommon and actually a pretty good idea. Unfortunately for AA, Fedor dipped his head and threw a looping right hand instead.


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