WSOF Featherweight Champion Georgi Karakhanyan Says He’s a Top 5 Guy
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.18.2014
And also talks fighting Rick Glenn this weekend…
- WSOF Featherweight Champion Georgi Karakhanyan recently spoke about this weekend fight with Rick Glenn and more. Here are the highlights…
What are your thoughts and impressions of your next opponent, Rick Glenn?: "He deserves the title shot. He's 2-0 in the World Series of Fighting. He's long and lanky with a style like Erik Koch and Anthony Pettis. He has a great coach – Duke Roufus, whom I respect. My last two World Series of Fighting opponents, Waylon Lowe and Lance Palmer, were very tough and so is Rick Glenn. I don't underestimate him but I'm coming into this fight with lots of confidence."
Are you making any special preparations for Rick Glenn?:"I'm just sparring with a lot of tall southpaws. This will be my fourth southpaw opponent and I think I'm a very bad match-up for southpaws because of my roundhouse kicks. I'm unbeaten versus southpaws (3-0). I'm going to stay on my game and come up with new things. You know, I don't want to be a boring fighter; I want to put on an exciting show for the fans. I've put an extreme amount of time in this sport and I haven't fought the way that I expect myself to fight. I keep going to the gym every day to become the fighter I've always visualized. I haven't fought the way I want to fight."
Where would you rank yourself among the world's best featherweights?: "For sure Top 10, even Top 5. I've faced tougher opponents during my first two fights in World Series of Fighting than some guys in other organizations. I'm willing to take chances and I'm willing to fight all of the top guys to climb up the ladder."