And based on his demeanor at yesterday's press conference for Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Silva," the Russian paratrooper is ready to make a name for himself in the 2011 Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament:
"I don't think I'm getting Arlovski at a good time because of his losses. (His opponents) were some of the best fighters in the world. It's probably worse for me because he is hungry to win. Andrei took great shots from Silva. His fan-friendly style leaves him open. Anyone can get caught. His chin is not suspect."
Former PRIDE smashing machine Sergei Kharitonov enters the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix at -120 against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski for the upcoming "Fedor vs. Silva" event on Feb. 12 in East Rutherford, NJ. Kharit-top holds overseas victories over current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem (KO) and Fabricio Werdum (split decision) and could be the dark horse of the competition. Will the hard-hitting Russian surprise stateside fans on Saturday night in "The Garden State?"