Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski doesn’t really seem like a nice guy.
From his personal appearance to his profession, Arlovski strikes you as a man who loves to deal out punishment.
With a fight against Ray Lopez on the horizon for the resurrected Pro Elite, Arlovski (15-9) held a press conference. When questions concerning head trauma – Arlovski has been knocked out in two of his last four losses, with another being a TKO defeat – arose, “The Pit Bull” went on the attack.
“Come on, let’s be (expletive) serious. I’m already sick of (expletive) stupid questions about head injuries and weak chin,” Arlovski said. “It’s (expletive) (expletive) and honestly, it pisses me off. Who says? I don’t know. I’m feeling great. I’m in good shape and everything’s fine. Do I look like a (expletive) retired person or something? I don’t understand.”
Arlovski’s manager, Leo Khorlinsky, is in total support of his client fighting, but did make sure to check him out completely.
“The outcomes were all fine. Andrei would not be fighting unless he would be medically cleared,” Khorlinsky said. “All the exams were done and no one sees anything wrong with him. Through the exams, nobody could tell whether he was or wasn’t knocked out. No one could tell that there was head trauma or damage. Physically, he’s fit to go. Everything else is in Andrei’s hands at this point.”
The 32-year-old will have to prove he is still a contender with a strong showing against Lopez.