Cornerman: Barnett Too Experienced For Cormier
Posted on 19 May 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Cornerman Erik Arevalo recently spoke about Josh Barnett's fight with Daniel Cormier, here are the highlights…
On Being Friends With Barnett: "I think it's hard for a lot of these guys when anyone new is introduced to them because there's a bunch of latch-ons and people that are looking to gain something from their name and status," Arevalo said. "That's not me. If you're a good dude, you're a good dude."
On Training With Barnett: "I'm not going to say I haven't been knocked out a handful of times," Arevalo said. "Josh trains hard. Period. He puts you in very uncomfortable positions whether it's a real fight or in training."
On Barnett's Size: "The thing about Josh is even though he weighs 245, 250, when he's on top of you, or the way he presses into in the cage, he finds spots on the body that are soft and takes it out of you that way," Arevalo said. "That's firsthand experience."
On The Fight With Cormier: "I really don't see Josh not being able to do what he wants to do during this fight," he said. "I think he has too much experience. Not taking anything away from Cormier. Cormier is a phenomenal athlete. But Barnett has got too much experience. He's been too many positions inside the ring to feel any pressure from Cormier."