Dana White: "I'm Tring To Fix The Arlovski Issue"

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BlazinSaddle
3/12/08 6:59:07PM
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personally i think they'll give him another contract and will either get #1 contendership right away (of corse of randy and fedor dont come) or he'll get 1 more warmup fight then #1 contendership provided he wins

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telnights
3/12/08 7:21:29PM
I'm not sure he deserves be the #1 contender. But same time not real sure who does either.
ThaAxeMurderer7
3/12/08 7:26:18PM
I think you've got to sign him. The UFC keeps going overseas and losing money on shows in the UK so they can fork out the money to sign this guy. They just acquired Budweiser as a sponsor so that will give them some extra dough. He's a fan favorite and he is still young so he may get better. Dana will come through with this.
BlazinSaddle
3/12/08 7:41:30PM

Posted by telnights

I'm not sure he deserves be the #1 contender. But same time not real sure who does either.



well like i said if re-signed hes either #1 right away or #2 hoping to win one more to get to #1 contender
SmileR
3/12/08 8:40:10PM
Man i hope to god that the UFC re-sign Arlovski! Props to Dana though for owning up to his mistake!

I really hope this all gets sorted out an Arlovski is fighting again soon! They guys a animal and i love watching him fight!... Just no more ground fighters please!

Great find man!!
TimW001
3/12/08 9:12:12PM
Arlovski is seriously the top contender at HW. He's beat the guys that beat Hearring. And Hearring Beat Kongo. And Arlovski beat Werdum. That's pretty close to cleaning out the top guys in the division.
disorderlyvision
3/13/08 12:08:24AM
Inside MMA, also mentioned something about arlovski coaching in the IFL on their last episode.
nastshabast
3/13/08 12:22:29AM
Some organization will hit the jackpot if they can sign Andre. I hope he goes to Dream.
whardin19
3/13/08 7:13:38AM
I would love to see Arlovski resign with the UFC. Although I'm not going to get excited about it just yet. After it happens then I'll be on this board with joy. Because Dana, even though I like him. Doesn't always do what he says.
saemskin
3/13/08 7:46:40AM

Posted by TimW001

Arlovski is seriously the top contender at HW. He's beat the guys that beat Hearring. And Hearring Beat Kongo. And Arlovski beat Werdum. That's pretty close to cleaning out the top guys in the division.



I missed the AA Werdum fight? How long ago was this battle?

But seriously, what has he done in the last 2 years that proves he is a title contender? Nothing worth mentioning. He runs through B level fighters for sure, but when it comes to top 5 guys he can't seal the deal at all. If Brandon Vera is still fighting at heavyweight I would like to see them fight because I dont think AA could beat Vera or Mir or Herring or even Lesnar for that matter ( which I think could be an amazing fight.) I also think if for some ridiculous reason he did get a title shot, Big Nog would submit him in less than 2 minutes.
Seeing the Big Nog v Barnett replay last night makes me want to see Barnett in the UFC. I think he could tear ass through the ranks to the top pretty quick. He's got great striking and his ground game is on par with Nog's.

AA has lost his heart in my opinion. If he gets it back I'd like to see him fighting again, but if he doesn't then I don't care what he does with his career. Maybe he should follow Cro-Cop into a lower level of competetion and clean up his head and his game for a few years and come back when he's ready because I don't thing he is right now. Him and Matt Hughes seem to have lost their lust.
Rich78
3/13/08 7:56:36AM

Posted by saemskin


I missed the AA Werdum fight? How long ago was this battle?




UFC 70 I believe, although you didn't miss much man, and it really was a battle just to stay awake, rather than anything else.

I like Arlovski a lot, but I'm struggling to counter your claim that he is losing heart. Hopefully if he gets his contract sorted, he will come back like the aggressive 'pitbull' he used to be.
Twenty20Dollars
3/13/08 7:56:55AM
really need to resign him! if you want big nog to have an opponent soon then its andrei for the title. but you could wait for werdum to see if he beats vera.

but ask far as I know, andrei has had 3 wins since he lost the title, 2 stoppages and one lackluster preformance.

and who had one lackluster fight and got another title shot, matt hughes. over chris lytle. hmmm
scoozna
3/13/08 10:29:09AM
I don't think that AA has the same motivations as CC or Fedor - I think he's got the business side in mind and very much wants to stay in the UFC. If money is every bit as important to him as fighting top competition is, he'll stay. I believe they'll reach an agreement that will make both sides happy.
GermanWolf
3/13/08 1:52:13PM
Dana's trying to fix the problem? That's amazing, considering he created the ******* problem.

Apparently you can't treat people like shit all the time. Eventually you find someone you can't push around. It's amazing, I tell you.
saemskin
3/13/08 1:58:18PM
I still dont understand why you guys think AA is this amazing fighter who makes the division. Who has he beaten that is was top 10 when he beat them?


I dont consider him to be top 10.
Playground_Samurai
3/13/08 2:07:29PM

Posted by saemskin

. Who has he beaten that is worth a shit?

.Ever....




Vladimir Matyushenko, Tim Sylvia, Fabricio Werdum...........He may not be the best, but he is definatly a threat to anybody in the division, and imo top 10.

haters don't belong here. state your opinions respectfully or find that other forum.
Manak
3/13/08 3:12:26PM
after tim/aa 2 aa lost somethin mentally. he needs to get back to roots that made him one the most feared guys in the game plus get the long hair and fur back.
saemskin
3/13/08 5:50:07PM

Posted by gspfan


Posted by saemskin
. Who has he beaten ...




Vladimir Matyushenko, Tim Sylvia, Fabricio Werdum...........He may not be the best, but he is definatly a threat to anybody in the division, and imo top 10.

haters don't belong here. state your opinions respectfully or find that other forum.



Unless you are a mod, I think I'll express my opinion anywhere I see fit to do so. I truly dont understand the glomming over AA and I want people to tell me what they see in him

Using the term "hater" tells me alot too.
hippysmacker
3/13/08 9:26:01PM
Well I am a mod, and I think devaluing every fighter he has fought is bashing by implication, at the very lest . I don't rank AA high either, and think he might be a bit overrated by some, but to say all the fighters he has beaten aren't worth a s**t is crossing the line we have here . I am sure you are capable of making the same point ,without going to the extreme of devaluing all his opponents. Please don't do so again. I will send you a copy of the forum code , please read and abide by it from now on.
saemskin
3/13/08 10:39:13PM
I don't agree with your assessment of my statements, but you are in charge and I am not.
Thus, I defer to your request and I'd rather be here than not.
Shawn91111
3/13/08 11:03:11PM
Haha in the video where White says about AA fighting on the prelim " If thats the case Tito would be fighting at 1pm" makes me laugh when him and Tito go back and forth.
hippysmacker
3/14/08 2:01:09AM

Posted by saemskin

I don't agree with your assessment of my statements, but you are in charge and I am not.
Thus, I defer to your request and I'd rather be here than not.



Thank you, it is appreciated
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