Kharitonov out to earn attention the hard way

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com
 

To Kharitonov (17-4), who faces Andrei Arlovski in a first-round match on Saturday, that's perfectly acceptable, even preferable.

"To be honest with you, it's OK for me not to get all the attention," he said through a translator earlier this week. "I don't necessarily want the attention until I prove myself and prove that I deserve the attention. I understand I haven't fought in the United States since 2007 when I fought in Las Vegas. So people don't know me right now, but that's OK. I'd rather not get the attention until I do something to deserve it."

The 30-year-old was probably the most surprising addition to the tournament field, but more due to his inactivity rather than anything else. Since knocking out Overeem in Sept. 2007, Kharitonov has fought just three times -- once apiece in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He's gone 2-1 in that span.

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32Hunter site profile image  

2/12/11 11:31 PM by 32Hunter

 I hope he doesn't kill himself tonight. seriously, AA needs his friends at his side for a few days.

DarkDefender site profile image  

2/12/11 11:28 PM by DarkDefender

C'mon Fedor!!!!

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2/12/11 11:28 PM by DarkDefender

C'mon Fedor!!!!

eljamaiquino site profile image  

2/12/11 11:27 PM by eljamaiquino

Weak chin? Maybe a little suspect now after another knocked Dead defeat.....

DevinS site profile image  

2/12/11 11:25 PM by DevinS

That was ugly. Andre needs to retire...that's too much damage already.

DarkDefender site profile image  

2/12/11 11:23 PM by DarkDefender

Perfect prediction.

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2/12/11 11:23 PM by DarkDefender

Perfect prediction.

DevinS site profile image  

2/12/11 6:01 PM by DevinS

Yeah, I like his body punching but that's what got him kneed. Dangerous against a guy with Jaideep's length.

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

2/12/11 5:46 PM by Bobby Lupo

I think it was punch, then big knee, then he was all fucked up and a punch ended it. He looked great going to the body, but he needs to defend and avoid bombs better