Steve Sievert has a new post on his Brawl Sports blog on the Houston Chronicle web site with a quote from Dana White indicating that Andrei Arlovski’s sluggish showing against Fabrcio Werdum at UFC 72 has set him back in spite of walking away with a victory:
UFC President Dana White says Arlovski’s last fight (a snoozer in which he was tentative in two of three rounds in beating Fabricio Werdum) dropped him a notch or two in the division’s pecking order.
“His last showing wasn’t very great. That hurts a guy. It sets you back when you have a real bad showing like that, especially when you’re in a division that’s stacked.”
In general, it’s just kind of strange that with all these cards coming up for the UFC that Arlovski still doesn’t have a match scheduled.