Despite losing to Fedor several years ago(at Rings-King of Kings 2000 Block B) Ricardo Arona still believes he knows the secret to defeating Fedor Emelianenko, and offered this advice to the Last Emperor's next opponent;

“I believe that, to beat Fedor, you have to work the explosion, because if you stay one second on Fedor’s sight he’ll hit you and you don’t have time to get away. To avoid a movement of him you have to see where it starts so you have to be very quick”, Arona believes that the Jiu-Jitsu and speed are the secret. “You have to work the Jiu-Jitsu and explosion, to get in and out”.