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Affliction no longer interested in Andrei Arlovski

Eleven seconds and a brutal series of punches from Brett “Grim” Rogers has put an end to Andrei Arlovski‘s career under the Affliction banner.arlovski

The former UFC heavyweight champion was contracted to fight three fights for Affliction. The first of which was his mugging of Ben Rothwell; the second, the disappointing knockout loss at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko; and the third and final bout in his agreement with Affliction was his recent loaning out to Strikeforce where he was overwhelmed by Rogers in lightning quick fashion.

“His contract has expired and right now we have so many fighters under contract that we are just concentrating on working with them,” said Affliction VP Tom Atencio in a recent conversation with Fighters Only Magazine.

When questioned as to whether or not Affliction would be pursuing a new contract with Arlovski, Atencio was quoted as saying,”No, we are not looking at that right now.”

Although Arlovski is still extremely marketable and talented, the record of 0-2 in his last two bouts and his hefty price tag is going make it extremely interesting as to who decides to play ball with Arlovski and sign him next. The UFC recently let him go, Affliction isn’t interested, he’s 0-1 with Strikeforce.

Although Arlovski has been flirting with making his professional boxing debut for a while now it’s unclear what the next move will be for “The Pitbull” at this time.

  • s00nertp says:

    It is almost like Arlovski and Tim Slyvia are competing for who can plummet the fastest & farthest.

    Now I see how being with one organization is a boon for fighters… these two guys have no common sense when it comes to picking fights or what is best for them.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    too bad this didnt happen 2 or 3 months ago. AA and Tim-ah coulda been on TUF.

  • egad81 says:

    I think AA should test the waters at 205. He is looking slimmer then ever and I dont think a weight cut would be to hard for him to do.

  • jba4life says:

    I never post but I had to respond to “egad81″‘s comment.

    Are you serious?

    Slimmer than ever, he weighed in at 247 at strikeforce, and he is pretty lean.

    He’s 6’4, has very little body fat and you want him to cut 42 pounds, are you nuts? He could never make that cut, if he did they would have to wheel him out in a chair and saw one of his legs off.

  • GetItOn says:

    The UFC didn’t “let him go”. He left on his own. His contract was up and he chose to leave to pursue fights elsewhere. It could be that the UFC wasn’t willing to pay him anymore in a contract re-negotiation. IDK, but the UFC certainly didn’t let him go. Dana White has clearly stated that.

  • GetItOn says:

    jba4life –

    Agreed, there is no way he would fight at 205! Come on dude! Chalk this one up as not knowing Andre’s weight and we’ll call it good.

  • MMASwami says:

    AA has priced himself out of the market. His poor showings lately aren’t helping his cause either.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    Cro Cop!!
    Aleks Emilianenko!!

    many many places he could go, many many fights left for him.
    Wouldnt be all that surprised if the UFC got him back. They said at the time they were disapointed at losing him

  • hindsightufuk says:

    despite his losses he can still main event any card for any promotion.

  • Hohlraum says:

    hindsightufuk: You are correct. You can pretty much guarantee that AA and Tim will be heading to Japan. I hope they do, cuz personally I don’t want to see either of them stop fighting.

  • ultmma says:

    where does the Roy Nelson fight fall into as far as the 3 fight deal? Did Elite XC or Affliction pay for that bout?

  • Snoop Dogg says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he went to Dream Strikeforce or the UFC he is a huge name with a large fan base any one of those orgs would be lucky to have him. Even if he doesn’t make it back to the top he still can put on hyped fights and any fighter that beats Arlovski is going to be known after so it is win win for any org.

    The only reason why Affliction doesn’t want him anymore is because of his 1.5 million a fight contract. Also LOL at him making 205.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    Forrrest weighs more than AA before he begins his cut. not saying AA could make 205, cuz he is shredded, but its true…

  • edub says:

    Forrest starts his cut at 240 and thats off season/training camps. When hes training he has qouted that he gets all the way down to 225-230, then starts the cut 3 weeks out.

  • edub says:

    And Elite XC paid for his fight agains Nelson.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Maybe AA will rediscover submissions. By now he should realize that he can’t out slug the big hitters. He doesn’t have the chin for it.

  • dpk says:

    Going to Dream and taking out Cro Cop would put him back in the good graces of UFC. He is definitely going to have to take a pay cut, and win 1 or 2 before UFC will welcome him back.

    There is no way AA is making LHW, that guy has no body fat at 247.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Again with the Tim Sylvia shit. Tell me has he lost to anyone who hasn’t been ranked top 5 in the world at or near the time they fought Sylvia? For the love of god he has lost about 5 out of 31. If that record makes him shit, well check out your fav fighters record. Tim Sylvia is still 1 of the best HW in the world…FACT.


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