With nearly thirty tilts to his credit, heavyweight Andrei Arlovski has seemingly seen it all in Mixed Martial Arts during his decade-plus run in the ring, facing some of the sport’s best and even wearing UFC gold at one point. Still, despite his experience, Arlovski recently admitted he’s still got a lot to learn and in hungry to do so in order to achieve his ultimate goal.

“Every fight is like another first step in MMA,” said Arlovski to Fighters.com when asked about his approach to competition. “Just being a good fighter is not enough for me. I want to be the best fighter in the world. One day I will be.”

With a trio of consecutive wins under his belt, in addition to it beatdown of Tim Sylvia ruled a No Contest based on a soccer kick, Arlovski is well on his way to cracking the heavyweight division’s upper echelon again as he did years ago.

The 18-9 Arlovski’s next bout is expected to take place on February 12 at a Royal FC event in Brazil where he’ll face Jeff Monson.