I fought him in the 2nd round of the world tournament, got dropped by a wissari, he didn't hit every hard but was very quick and accurate I couldn't keep up with his pace. He hit me with 3 successive shots in the solar plexus and I had no answer for it.
I honestly didn't think there was any way he could beat Tex but he has the heart of a lion was very impressive stuff to watch.
As for his size I'm 6'2 and 95kg and I felt small standing next to Artur, Lechi, Andrey stepin, Filiho and Tex, even though I'm relatively same sort of height/weight compared to them and I felt like I was far bigger than Tariel.
Last edited by NZStallion; 04-05-2012 at 06:25 PM.