The task ahead of Andrei Arlovski on Saturday night is as tough as it gets: Step into the ring with Fedor Emelianenko, the Russian heavyweight who is the most dominant fighter in the history of mixed martial arts.
But Arlovski told me in an interview today that he believes he's ready for Fedor, his opponent in the main event at Saturday night's Affliction: Day of Reckoning pay-per-view show. Arlovski says he's in great shape, and he believes he can beat Fedor because he has superior skills as a striker.
He also talked about his experiences in the UFC, where he's a former heavyweight champion, and why he's using YouTube and his own web site to promote the Fedor fight. The full interview is below.
Andrei Arlovski: Fedor Emelianenko Fight Is Coming at the Right Time originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Wed, 21 Jan 2009 19:40:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.