Arlovski and Affliction Part Ways
According to MMAJunkie, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski is done with Affliction.
Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio refused to offer Arlovski a contract renewal after his two-fight deal with Fedor expired. Arlovski was knocked out by Fedor in the first round at Affliction’s second Pay Per View event in January. Since then, Arlovski has gone on to get massacred in 22 seconds by heavyweight upstart Brett Rodgers at the June 6th Strikeforce show from St. Louis.
We can’t confirm this, but one can assume that after suffering two first round knockouts back to back and not looking anywhere near being formidable since 2005, Atencio probably assumed Arlovski’s power as a drawing card and serious contender was rapidly dying out.
What does the future hold for Arlovski? Well the Russian has stated a few times that he wants to get into pro boxing, but with a jaw that is apparently as soft as feathers, he’ll probably get owned even by a lower level fighter. Arlovski made over 2 million dollars in his two fights with Affliction and that is plenty of money. Maybe he can be an accountant.