From the sounds of it, Fabio Maldonado knows he has his hands full in finding a way to beat Fedor Emelianenko.
He will fight the greatest heavyweight of all time on June 17 in Russia. And here's what he told MMAFighting.com about his strategy:
"Fedor is good everywhere. The fight starts standing and I can’t enter the ring thinking about not getting taken down and eat two punches and lose like against Miocic. I have to pay attention. I have to be patient in this fight. The biggest difficulty in this fight is Fedor’s speed and explosion. The idea is to catch him when he’s coming. But I won’t wait for Fedor to come, I will attack him as well."
So he has to be patient, and attack, but don't wait, and catch him coming. Good luck.
I think he means trying to avoid this:
and this . . .
Oh and this ...
Good luck, Fabio.
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