Saturday June 21st will mark the 10th time WSOF provides a superb MMA showcase and with a triple threat main event, what’s not to love? An inaugural Middleweight Title will be granted to the winner in the showcase bout. A defense of the Women’s Strawweight title is on tap for the night and to round the evening out will be Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1) defending his World Series of Fighting Featherweight Title against Rick Glenn (14-2-1).
The number 1 contender Glenn hasn’t lost in 12 straight fights, but the Moscow born and Bellator, Tachi Palace Fights, Dream and Boxing veteran Georgi Karakhanyan welcomes the southpaw competitor.
“I’ll be training really hard.” Says Georgi, “Like always I’ll be working on a lot of wrestling, BJJ and mostly stand-up. I’ve fought a lot of southpaws and I’ll be training with Arnold Jimenez, 6 time Bellator vet Saad Awad, and 4 time UFC vet Lorenz Larkin. I’ll also be sparring with a lot of other taller southpaws like Rick Glenn, all will have special skills to help in my preparation.”
Glenn is 2 inches taller than Georgi, but Georgi has 2 more fights in his current win streak, 9 than Glenn at 7.
“I haven’t thought about my streak, or what ranking I’m in, I’m cashing those checks and that’s all that matters to me.”
The money is the motive and Karakhanyan is motivated for the 21st.
“The game-plan will be comfort-ability, I will be comfy everywhere, If I see an opening for a finish then I’ll take it. If it goes 5 rounds then I’m willing to grind it out. I’m ready for anything, ready to get punched and punch back, I’m ready for both of us to get bloodied up. I try to do new tricks every fight so fans can expect new things from me if the opportunity opens up.”
Georgi has one more fight with WSOF, but will the 145 pound champ part ways and continue his winning streak with another promotion?
“I’m ok with whoever pays me, I have one more fight with the World Series of Fighting and I’m happy with them and the money. If the UFC comes calling and offers to pay me more then I may go there, but if not I’ll happily stay.”
But like Biggie said “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” however Georgi has a problem with the 13th ranked UFC Featherweight.
“Conor McGregor has a big f@*&$^! mouth, I bet he’s great at sucking d!*$ because of how much he runs his mouth. I know it’s entertainment but when the cage door locks it’s about how you fight. He hasn’t fought s#$& and if I don’t get a chance to kick his a^* since he’s in the UFC, someone else will. Only one person can talk a lot of s&$^ in this sport and back it up and that’s Chael Sonnen.”
Will Georgi get a chance to incinerate the Irishman? First things first he has to get past Rick Glenn at WSOF 10 on June 21st live on the NBC Sports Network.