Sherdog’s Loretta Hunt attempts to make up for Andrei Arlovski’s lack of enthusiasm here, but there’s only so much you can do. Even when Arlovski describes how sad he was to leave the UFC (there were tears in his eyes, like when he left Belarus) he does so as if he’s talking about a character he’s seen in a movie. From the way he talks about Zuffa, it’s clear that he’s trying for as amicable a split as possible. Will the UFC let him walk away so easily? Suppose we’ll have to wait and see. All I’m saying is I wouldn’t fire my lawyer just yet.
Also noteworthy in this interview, Arlovski comes right out and says Ben Rothwell is better than Tim Sylvia. Could he be trying to drive a wedge between the MFS teammates as they enter training camp for their respective Affliction matches? Oh, Andrei. You sly son of a bitch.