If this time next year we are gazing up at Sergei Kharitonov standing alone, back lit, amidst a setting of smoldering rubble with piles of slain horses strewn about him with Hans Zimmer, full orchestra in tow, somewhere in the vicinity playing the Thin Red Line soundtrack loudly, I think some people may owe the Russian a sincere apology. Kharitonov has been labeled as one of the seemingly many “dark horses” in the upcoming Strikeforce Heavyweight GP, where he will face fellow European Andrei Arvloski in the quarter-finals. In an interview with Tapology, Kharitonov breaks down the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP and has words for all of his haters.
“I train with Alistair and we are 1-1,” “We could meet in the finals and again we will have a brawl. Its not really that much different [than] how we train and do sparring in the gym.”
“People like to think they are experts on things they think they know,” “I beat Alistair and Fabricio (Werdum) and (did) that at a time when my stand-up skills were not 25% (of) what (they are) now. You do the math.”
“I do not watch fights from Andrei Arlovski,” “For me he is just another obstacle that has to be removed. I do not care what his problems were or if he was a champion or not. I will break him.”