Many say it was his high profile losses to both Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rodgers that drove “Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski to play the high risk game of Russian Roulette, a game during which a revolver is loaded with a single round, the cylinder spun, and then placed against the temple. The player pulls the trigger, chancing the bullet could end their life.
“It’s when you don’t care about anything,” stated 30-year old Arlovski to Fighters.com.
But Arlovski’s spokesman, Keith Gelman, stressed to a reporter from the website that the 30-year old fighter “has never contemplated taking his own life.”
All this after two devastating losses- one to Brett Rodgers at a Strikeforce event in June, the other to Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko at an Affliction M-1 Global event in January. After his second loss, Arlovski returned to his home in Belarus to spend time with family, and reconsider his future ambitions.
“I cried a lot after my fights, you know. When I lost to Fedor, I cried. When I lost to Rogers, I cried,” he stated.
And now, the top ranked fighter says he wants to box, and plans to train with boxing coach Freddie Roach. Arlovski says he plans to debut his boxing career in September or October of this year. As for his future in mixed martial arts…
“I don’t want to make any predictions,” he said.