FiveOuncesOfPain.com is currently in Anaheim, Calif. to cover Affliction and M-1’s “Day of Reckoning” event that is scheduled for this Saturday. During the event’s pre-fight press conference in Los Angeles, the site conducted an exclusive video interview with famed MMA trainer Shawn Tompkins.
During the course of the interview, Tompkins discusses the positives and negatives of having multiple fighters under his guidance preparing for the same fight card as well as offering his predictions for DOR’s main event between WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.
Towards the end of the interview, Tompkins also offers his thoughts on famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach’s influence on Arvloski’s training.
“I don’t think there is any kind of training in traditional boxing that is going to help him prepare for Fedor,” he told interviewer Sam Caplan. “I don’t think it’s going to help him. I don’t buy the Freddie Roach thing.”
The interview can be seen in its entirety below.