Now I have to apologize to UFC and @Anthony_Rumble
I have never turned down a fight. My team turned it down for me when I was in Russia
— Andrei Arlovski (@AndreiArlovski) December 13, 2016
We almost got to see a rematch between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson.
After “Rumble” was forced off the UFC 205 card due to an injury to Daniel Cormier, he mentioned fighting at heavyweight while the reigning light heavyweight champion healed up.
Without specifically saying Arlovski, Johnson talked about a rematch. The two met back in 2013 under the World Series of Fighting banner, with Johnson scoring a decision.