“I don’t think much of these critics. I’m very skeptical of what they say because the minute you’re on top, they’re your biggest advocate, and the minute you fall down they become your critics,” Khorlinsky told FCF. “To me these people don’t really mean much you know? You can talk about chins, you can talk about that, but I haven’t seen a single person to date who could take a punch right on the chin and not go down. Everybody goes down.”
“He’s not ready to hang it up. Obviously these world famous trainers like Greg Jackson see something that these critics don’t see, as otherwise why would they be wasting their time with Andrei?”
“He’s dying to get back in there. He’s dying to get a win. He will never accept four defeats in a row and quit the sport like that. He loves it too much, he loves the competition and he loves performing for people.”
“He’s had a couple really tough training camps. He had one with Greg Jackson and then he traveled to Russia to train with the Dagestan national wrestling team. Now he’ll be heading back to Albuquerque for his next camp.”
“It’s really difficult to find opponents. There are not many options out there, so whoever the promoter puts in front of you, you take the fight. If you say ‘I’m not going to do this’ or ‘I’m not going to do that,’ you may not fight for two more years.”
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