MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 175’s Chase Gormley ahead of his heavyweight matchup against Sergei Kharitonov this Friday (March 31, 2017).
“I think [Sergei Kharitonov] is probably discouraged from his last fight. It takes a lot longer for your brain to heal up. If I was him I would have taken a lot more time off. When I got knocked out by Dan Charles I took almost seven, eight months off. Let your brain heal because after you get knocked out, you get hit in practice, the littlest punches knock you goofy. So I don’t think it’s a smart fight to come back this soon. I think that’s my advantage in this fight is if I push the pace and I crack him a good one. I think I can drop him – not necessarily because I’m a power puncher or a knockout out – it’s just that his brain hasn’t healed.”