Andrei Arlovski Unsettled Not Being Considered a Top Heavyweight

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlosvki is on edge not being considered among the top heavyweight fighters in the world. After three strait losses, The Pit Bull will try to get back in the win column as he takes on Sergei Kharitonov in the first round of the Stirkeforce heavyweight tournament.

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  1. P4P #1 Fan says:

    if you would win once in a while, then you might be considered at the top but with your loses to Silva, Sylvia and Rogers…where do you expect to be? No shame in losing to Fedor but the others, really…and you still think you are a top fighter?

  2. I have to agree here, when you're consistently face down on the canvas KTFO, people are going to start questioning your toughness as a fighter. Always liked ya AA, but the sun may be setting on your career.

  3. ironcjb82 says:

    it's 2011 Arlovski, you are no longer relevant to anything. two, first round KO's and a loss to freakin Brett Rogers..This dude is dreaming if he thinks he is anywhere near a tier 1 fighter anymore. He would get destroyed by the top heavy's in the ufc. He already does against the top guys in Strikeforce. He would be on a prelim fight for the ufc.

  4. At least he has a future as a George Michael look-alike.

  5. Iron Monkey says:

    You guys are pretty rough. I think he's just had a bad couple of years. I think his last three losses were really due to him being too comfortable standing due to an over-emphasis on technical boxing in his training. Boxing for MMA is not the same and in the formal sport of boxing and I'm not sure Freddie Roach, as brilliant as he truly is, is helping MMA fighters. An MMA match is not and never will be a boxing match, especially for heavyweights. Your strategy must be totally different when you can expect your opponent to end the fight with any punch (or kick) at any moment. This really isn't a concern with boxing, and I think AA's strategies in his last three fights show that.

  6. Kung Fu Panda says:

    Iron Monkey- I absolutely agree with your assessment that AA put way to much emphasize on technical boxing. He wanted to be this sound boxer with the main problem being that he is not boxing, he is fighting MMA. Hoewever, this is only one part of AA's issues. Another big issue of his that he never wants to take the fight to the ground. He is supposed to be a black belt in Sambo and he trains with Gracie Barra in Chicago in BJJ as well as he trains wrestling in the Chicago area- why doesn't he try any submissions? The third part of his triangle of trouble is his mental game. He is not all there. He even started seeing a shrink in regards to him not being able to win. I agree with your boxing assessment but it is more than that. This guy has the physical tools but is missing the rest.

  7. Oswald Gobblecock says:

    He lost to Rogers for crying out loud…he is done!

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