Georgi Karakhanyan Says Wrestling Was a Focus of His WSOF 7 Training Camp
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.02.2013
He loves practicing it...
Georgi Karakhanyan recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Lance Palmer at WSOF 7. Check out the highlights:
On growing to appreciate wrestling: "I'm enjoying every wrestling practice. I think wrestling is the hardest sport, but I'm enjoying every practice."
On adding Bubba Jenkins to his training camp: "Once I found out [my opponent] was Lance Palmer, that's when I started looking for way higher-level quality wrestlers. I found Bubba Jenkins, who lives literally 10 minutes away from my house, so I wrestled with him quite a bit for this camp."
On Jenkins' experience against him opponent: "Bubba has experience with Lance – I think he wrestled him like nine times and beat him eight times. It was good to go work with Bubba. I plan to work with him for my future fights."
On the importance of wrestling: "I think wrestling controls fights, and from my previous fights I've learned that if I can't finish the fight, then wrestling is the best way to win by decision and kind of control the fight."
On staying focused: "I'm just focused on going there and fighting my fight. The belt and all that stuff will come after I perform the way I want to perform."