ValeTudo.ru: Did the fight between you and Khabilov affect your performance against DJ? There were rumours that you had got a severe injury.
Rustam's friend punched me and I fell in knock-down. I fell onto the ground and couldn't come to senses for a half of a munite. It was dirty to punch me from behind all of a sudden. And it surely affected my training process – in three weeks before the fight I didn't train cause I had to visit hospital and regain my composure.
It also affected me psycologically, it was hard for me to set my mind for DJ bout. Rustam had been my friend for many years, and I just didn't expect it from him.
ValeTudo.ru: This "Rustam's friend", where's he from and how did he get involved in the fight?
He comes to US from time to time, trains him, helps him with free-style wrestling. When I talked to Rustam, this guy came and started an agression towards me. We had a quick verbal exchange, like "What do you want? Who are you, man?". And while we were talking with Rustam, he got around me and - I don't even know how to describe his actions - he got around me and punched me in the back of the head.
sounds like captain of the dick moves team
Getting hit in the head is why he needed EPO, to regain his composure.
His first agenda should have been redemption, get after this guy and hurt him badly. No way you let another man beat you in a non-sporting combat situation. S
Topsyjt - His first agenda should have been redemption, get after this guy and hurt him badly. No way you let another man beat you in a non-sporting combat situation. S
Dam. EPO, I've taken a few to the back of the head too it seems :-(
Sucker punches are disgusting, cowards love them
The Tiger Man - Thought Jackson ran a tight ship?
You don't run a tight ship with Dagestanis.
Wouldn't fly at other gyms...
Greg allows his boy Rustam a lot
Mark Bocek - Wouldn't fly at other gyms...
I wonder how much truth there is to the story...
It sounds pretty unprovoked and doesn't make any sense to me
Maybe Rustam's friend is a real friend who cares. "Get off the EPO!!" And punches him in the back of his head
perhaps some diuretics would have made the head swelling go down.
what you did there... bravo