Nice words from Christian Binnie about Oleg Zhokh after ARMFIGHT #46 Vendetta.
Before you read what Christian wrote, I just want to remember something important: at UAL 4 in 2013, Oleg Zhokh won 3 different classes [Light Weight 0 – 165lbs Left Arm (17 competitors), Middle Weight 166 – 190lbs Left Arm (20 competitors), Heavy Weight 191 – 220lbs Left Arm (12 competitors)] BEFORE the supermatch with Devon Larratt – who won the Super Heavy Weight +221lbs Left Arm (9 competitors) before the supermatch. See ► RESULTS: UAL 4 │24 August 2013, MGM GRAND, Las Vegas
” I want to congratulate Oleg Zhokh, for CRUSHING me this weekend. He and I had a good time, he is s really good guy.
I have been Arm wrestling for over 28 yrs..I have pulled, just about everyone meaning the best, since 01, there are exceptions like Ferit Osmanlı, Wagner Bortolato, a very few others, who I would’ve LOVED to pull, injuries killed that.
But I just want to say that this MAN, Oleg Z, is OFF THE CHARTS. It maybe because I am 53, BUT I STILL FEEL STRONG AND back to being healthy, but that’s NOT an excuse. ..Would I have LOVED to pull him 12-15 yes ago, you bet. It probably would’ve been the same out come but better matches.
This MAN, has EVERYTHING, I MEAN EVERYTHING, from the moment he grips you, u feel the power in EVERY angle. His side pressure is sick. He doesnt, well with me he didn’t, apply back pressure, because his arm is so tight he didn’t have to. I am usually pretty good and strong bringing someone’s arm to me, I couldn’t with him. We ” hooked”, haha at match 6, would’ve love to do it fresh, it would’ve been the same result just a better match.
In my opinion, the only people that can beat him are Denis Cyplenkov Andrey Pushkar, and a possible 245lb Devon Larratt because of his endurance. I don’t know what Oleg felt like back in 2014, when he and Devon, (in my opinion Devon ” looked” out of shape) pulled at UAL, but it can NOT be the same Oleg.
I do NOT believe Travis can, UNLESS he pulls out all his “tricks”. And his style, that high side, I feel wouldn’t work. He would have to go back to his old back pressure style to TRY to open his hand.
Oh and btw, he agreed. He was there. “
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