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Arlovski Signs with Golden Boy, Will Box Next, and Why Not?

(Arlovski tries for the Dan Severn, sweat-soaked-grey-t-shirt look.)

Following his knockout loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction: Day of Reckoning, Andrei Arlovski has signed with Golden Boy Promotions and will begin his career as a boxer, reports  

You may recall that Arlovski’s trainer, Freddie Roach, said he’d like to see Arlovski take on heavyweight boxing champ Nikolai Valuev if he was victorious against Fedor.  Of course, he wasn’t, so maybe Valuev won’t be Arlovski’s first opponent, which is probably just as well.  But whoever he does face in the boxing ring, at least he won’t be tempted to try another flying knee.

If you’re Arlovski this move makes perfect sense right now.  Having lost to Fedor, there’s no immediately obvious opponent for him outside the UFC ranks.  He’s already beaten Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson, Josh Barnett has the next shot at Fedor (though it won’t happen until the summer, at the earliest), so why not put on some bigger gloves and find out whether Roach really knows a boxing diamond in the rough when he sees it?

The upside for MMA fans is we get to see someone from our world match his skills against a real boxer.  We’ve all heard about how superior their striking is for so long, wouldn’t it be nice to find out the old-fashioned way?  Not to mention, this could actually get people to care about boxing’s heavyweight division again, at least for a little while. 

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Bridget jones- February 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm
I wanna see him against Sam peter AHAHHAHAHAAA
machete for hands- February 5, 2009 at 6:33 am
@Pistol Pump

make sure you outline his body with chock when your done
My Wang Be Swanging(HITMANBERT)- February 5, 2009 at 5:33 am
Damn whats with all the hating on Arlovski?
The guy got knocked out by Fedor not Roy (fat fuck) Nelson! Shit happens people get caught all the time Randy,Chuck,Wanderlie,Georges.
I'm pretty sure Fedor will get his one day the man is human.
cr_trinity- February 5, 2009 at 3:22 am
Pistol Pump: you are awesome. Way to show how the emptiest vessel makes the loudest noise. Oh and TUF Guy, I live in Australia so I won't be able to answer your inevitable challenge. Enjoy the hard on you get from pretending to be a fighter, just like the TUF Guys you idolise. And even though Rashad is a TUF winner, and champion, does not mean I will retract my statement.
Pistol Pump- February 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm


I go to XTREME COUTURE all the time. Anybody who goes there knows it's called XTREME COUTURE and not "Extreme Couture", as that pencil dick TUF Guy spelled it. He clearly has never stepped into an Xtreme Couture gym in his life. I also happen to know there isn't an Xtreme Couture gym in Illinois:

So here's my formal request:
TUF guy, why don't you link us to a picture of yourself, holding a sign that says "TUF guy", so we know it's you. Then, give me a time and a place where I can meet you, anywhere in Illinois. I'll take it form there.

And for everyone else, you have no worries. When and if it happens, I'll be sure to paste pictures of his corpse for you all to see.
Lysol- February 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm
Come now, TUF Guy, no entrance music for me?

I really like this move for the sake of both sports. After hearing about whatg a great striker Arlovski is, let's see what he's actually made of.
TUF Gay- February 4, 2009 at 4:29 pm
Come to my gym so I can spank your asses with my 3" boner
DDT- February 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm

You aren't joking about how many guys have called you out on this site. I've seen that gym address so many times its funny. I would like to here what happens if someone actually showed up. Too bad we never will.
TUF Guy- February 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Oh these Serbs. You don't know how much I make so how would you know you make twice as much as me? That is just frusturation talking. You know what else, YOU AIN'T gonna show up. You ain't the first or the last person to threaten to show up at my gym.

Don't worry, nobody will jump in, we'll do it with Pride rules. Once you go to sleep they'll just pick you up and dump you outside the ring, the waking up part and preparing liquid lunches for the next 3 months is gonna be all up to you.


Surfin Dave- February 4, 2009 at 1:53 pm
Yeah, because after his last fight, Andrei really needs to make some money...
oo718oo- February 4, 2009 at 1:26 pm
It's a good move for him to make some money, in boxing there's alot of up and coming guys and guys past their prime, he can squeeze in make some fast cash. He'll be billed as a former ufc champ and get a lot of press and publicity

dangerfield- February 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Is it safe to assume that Andrei listens to "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama when he works out?
Serb Guy- February 4, 2009 at 12:50 pm
@ machete for hands

good point. he just irritates the hell out of me.
Bootylam!- February 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Without video this is ALL BULLSHIT! You guys know everybody who posts here would watch whether they admit it or not. Let's see it!
machete for hands- February 4, 2009 at 12:40 pm

dude the more you pay attention to that little pussy the more her panties get wet. its best to just ignore her and go on with your day.
TUF Guy- February 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Hey serb guy you idiot. Well Serbs don't have a reputation for having much common sense, here is a website to help you find the Extreme Couture Gym in Lombard, IL :

This goes for any of you idiots, everyone at the gym knows I post under this name so just ask for TUF Guy. They know me.

Unless you're a member it will cost you $30.

And LOL @ the SERB working Wednesday nights, must be a great career you got going on there, working the 3rd shift at Taco Bell ROFL!!!! "OPEN LATE" HAHAHAH
Serb Guy- February 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm
@ TUF Guy

Hey u little bitch. I can pretty much guarentee that I make at least twice what u make. Just make sure your buddies down there don't jump in when u start getting the shit kicked out of u. But with your attitude, u probably don't even have any friends there.
KG- February 4, 2009 at 11:57 am
Jay White- I will roll up there with you next Wednesday. I wanna throw some punches at this "TUF" Guy. Lets see how he handles a 6'4 250lb man throwing some knuckle at his chin. What time do you want to be there? I am sure they have free trial classes there.
OhellN0- February 4, 2009 at 11:55 am
moving to boxing still wont help Arlovski with his glass chin.
machete for hands- February 4, 2009 at 11:52 am

let me just put these parachute pants on with the american flag on and im good to go lol
Jay White- February 4, 2009 at 11:49 am
Hahah @ "Serb Guy" I need directions from you! And do they accept debit? He already has excuses.
Bootylam!- February 4, 2009 at 11:45 am
@ Sheps: Not sarcasm at all. A) Bad habits in training lead to bad habits in boxing and B) Go back and watch Wanderlei getting knocked out as Rampage blocks his punch and then tell me you need to lower your guard to punch. If that's true then how does the tie your guard hand to your head drill work?
j- February 4, 2009 at 11:44 am
LOL @ TUF Guy comments
Serb Guy- February 4, 2009 at 11:43 am
Those are legit questions Jay Whte. My beef isn't with u. I'm gonna smash TUF Guy.
Jay White- February 4, 2009 at 11:40 am
Hey TUF Guy I never realized you lived in Illinois. I live in Chicago. I can come by and we can tussle for real if you want. I know where that gym is. Who do I ask for? At least give me initials or something.