The towering six-foot-seven heavyweight hopeful, who finished his camp working with coach Marc Montoya and the team at Factory X Muay Thai, carries a number of advantages into the cage this weekend, all of which contribute to why Oleinik is so excited for the matchup.
“He’s very strong, he’s bigger than me and he’s younger,” he said of Greene, who is five inches taller than Oleinik, but will only have a two-inch reach advantage. “He might be more hungry than me too, but I’m more experienced.
“I think this is a cool fight because he’s a young guy, I’m not so young and this is an experienced fighter versus someone young and powerful,” he added.
It’s also another opportunity for the Russian veteran to continue doing what he does better than anything else and prove once again that he is still one of the best heavyweight mixed martial artists in the world.
“I’m not the biggest, I’m not the youngest, I’m not the fastest, but I have a great deal of experience in mixed martial arts and that’s why I continue to fight here,” said Oleinik. “My goal was always to fight with the best of the best and show the whole world that at any age, you can compete with the best in the world.”
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