Andrei Arlovski left the UFC on good terms as a former heavyweight champion. Now five years later, Arlovski is open to the idea of once again stepping into the Octagon.
“I might one day be in the UFC again, but I definitely want to be a champion and I want to be No. 1 in the world again because I know the taste of glory and the taste of being on top of the world,” said Arlovski to MMA Weekly.
After going 10-4 for the UFC, Arlovski left as his contract expired. He competed out of Affliction, Elite XC and Strikeforce during the first half of his post-UFC career. After four straight losses, with three taking place for Strikeforce, Arlovski’s future looked bleak.
“I know that feeling when you’re down,” said Arlovski. “I definitely want to be a champion and I want to be on top of the world again. Definitely, I will be on top again.”
Those defeats didn’t stop Arlovski, who now has four wins since the summer of 2011. Three of those he stopped, including a main event win against Devin Cole in the debut of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF).
At WSOF 2, the fans will see Arlovski as the headliner once again as he takes on UFC veteran Anthony Johnson. That is on March 23 from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The NBC Sports Network will air the card.