Arlovski: I knew I was going to come back to the UFC


It's quite rare for a fighter to leave the UFC on a three fight winning streak, but that is exactly what Andrei Arlovski did in 2008. The former heavyweight champion had full-filled his contract and apparel brand Affliction offered the star huge money to fight for them.

Now Arlovski has returned to the UFC having won 6 of his last 8 fights, something the heavyweight always expected:

According to the Belarusian, the deal came to fruition after his management team approached White about a possible return. And in a blink of an eye, it seems, the deal was done.

"I always knew that I was going to come back sooner or later," said Arlovski during an interview on The MMA Hour. "I knew I was going to come back to the UFC."

But according to Arlovksi, his UFC return wasn't all that simple, as he had to fight his way back to the big show. He also revealed that he wasn't ready for a return to the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) stage of them all, just a few years back.

"I had some problems a couple of years ago. It wasn't a good time for me," explained Arlovski. "I was sick and I had those three losses, so it wasn't really smart for me to fight (in UFC) back a couple years ago."

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Mertvaya Ruka site profile image  

4/30/14 9:35 PM by Mertvaya Ruka

Most Arlovski fights I've seen are the same, he moves like a robot and hesitate to throw strikes and guys end up just look at each other and dance around. Not a huge fan.

FEDORallDAY site profile image  

4/30/14 8:55 PM by FEDORallDAY


Lanceness021 site profile image  

4/30/14 8:21 PM by Lanceness021

Dude was like a prime candidate for TRT but at this stage of his career and doing everything he's done I'm sure he can become a force if he works with a good doctor.

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

4/30/14 8:15 PM by SQUEEZIE

it was a good fight. i just find it funny that at the press conference rumble said he would not fight at hw in the ufc because they are to big. but he beat aa pretty decisively if remember correctly and aa thinks he can do just fine in the uc hw division. def think 205 is the place for rumble.i just find it humorous is all.

CindyO site profile image  

4/29/14 8:09 PM by CindyO

VTFU! LOL   Cindy

KidJustice site profile image  

4/29/14 5:59 PM by KidJustice

Yes, but it was an outstanding fight and showed how much heart Arlovski has.

Fed site profile image  

4/29/14 5:49 PM by Fed

WTB Hairy Samson Arlovski

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

4/29/14 5:25 PM by SQUEEZIE

didnt rumble beat him at hw not to to long ago?

BeauTown site profile image  

4/29/14 12:53 PM by BeauTown

Good to see he is back , please knock out schaub

FanToFighter site profile image  

4/29/14 12:50 PM by FanToFighter

I'm amped for this. War Arlovski!!!!