Andrei Arlovski (17-9-1 NC) doesn’t seem interested in potential fifth fight with Tim Sylvia (37-7-1 NC) anymore, after the two have had an issue dating back to 2006. After their fourth fight at ONE Fighting Championship was called a no contest, both men agreed to meet once again.
“I don’t know about the story with Tim Sylvia,” said Arlovski. “If people want to see it, maybe. But really like no more bullsh*t between me and Tim. We talked after the fight. He’s the best guy. I wish him all the best in his life and his MMA career.”
Arlovski defeated Sylvia in their encounter at UFC 51 for the interim heavyweight championship. Sylvia would defeat him for the title the next year and in the subsequent rematch. Their last fight, over the summer, was called early when Arlovski kicked Sylvia while he was on ground and the referee hadn’t given the sign that he could strike.
“The most important thing is that I shut many, many mouths who said Arlovski had a weak chin, glass chin,” said Arlovski. “Tim Sylvia, he landed a couple good right hands, and actually hurt me at the end of the first round and I survived. I’m very happy about that.”
Arlovski returns to action in the main event of the first World Series of Fighting show set for November 3 on NBC Sports Network. He takes on fellow heavyweight Devin Cole (2-9-1).
“This is a great opportunity for me to prove to everyone and to myself that I’m not done yet,” said Arlovski.