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UFC Officially Screws Andrei Arlovski

(“Bow down, bitches!”)

For the first time since “Vendetta” in November 2002, Andrei Arlovski has been booked on the undercard of a UFC event. His fight against Jake “O’Boring” O’Brien at UFC 82 (March 1st; Columbus, OH) did not make the cut for the live main card, and could potentially go untelevised.

Arlovski’s UFC contract expires April 15th, and he has chosen not to sign an extension; instead, he will try his luck as a free agent. Obviously, organizations like M-1 Global, EliteXC, and HDNet Fights will be chomping at the bit to get offers in front of him, but the UFC doesn’t want to publicize Arlovski by guaranteeing airtime to his last fight. Petty? Absolutely. Unwise? Totally, especially when you consider that the UFC should be bending over backwards to keep their established stars, which are now trickling out of the Octagon doors one by one. Harmful to their brand’s image? Another yes, as fan loyalty will definitely be with the Pitbull. Once again, the UFC will look like a bunch of assholes.

Here’s what UFC 82′s card now looks like, according to

Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson (middleweight championship match)
Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo (heavyweights)
Yushin Okami vs. Evan Tanner (middleweights)
Jon Fitch vs. Chris Wilson (welterweights)
David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez (welterweights)

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake O’Brien (heavyweights)
Luke Cummo vs. Luigi Fioravanti (welterweights)
Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck (welterweights)
Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson (lightweights)

So Herring and Kongo get penultimate billing, but Arlovski is stuck in the opening act with Jorge Gurgel and Luke Cummo. There’s a kick in the nuts. Oh yeah, Josh Koscheck is getting screwed too, in favor of Diego Sanchez. We’re not sure what Koscheck did to deserve that — with back-to-back losses, Diego’s the one who should be working his way back up from the dark cards.

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SEB- February 4, 2008 at 8:46 pm
David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez (welterweights) ufc is broadcasted in sweden.. and David Bielkheden is 2nd swedish fighter that enters the cage. Meby that have something to do with josh and diego :P
Turdburglar- February 4, 2008 at 12:42 am
hey cockblast, maybe they'll bring back Scott Ferrozzo in place of Arlovski to shake things up in the heavy weight division.

Dana is going to run them out one at a time, slowly but surely.

the UFC is no fucking wal-mart. as the other venues get their shit together Dana will have to start sucking dick to keep his marquee fighters.
Nakedpirate- February 3, 2008 at 11:43 pm
Also has anyone seen the random ass people that you can tell have zero understanding about ufc or mma at all? The random like 20 year old college chicks at the Bouts, and like the millions of gino's? never been to a UFC or MMA bout but i always see on tv like the people in the crowd are always huge douchebags.
Nakedpirate- February 3, 2008 at 11:37 pm
I know the UFC is all about politics now and thats retarded, but I don't think it'll ever die, cause in like the US, and Canada its like the only really mainstream MMA thing, when people i know that don't train or pay attention to mma just think its only UFC and like no other organizations. I wonder if the UFC does die down what organization will take over mainstream mma success in North America, maybe Bodog? Anyways i hope Arlovski puts up a good show in his last fight with ufc.
Cock Blast Chewy- February 3, 2008 at 11:19 pm
Is that really surprising???......the UFC is on a downward spiral. Its just another top heavy corporation with a prematurely balding megalomaniac running it. Keep up the good work Dan-UH,...I mean Dana. I hope Randy Couture starts his own league and runs it right!!!.......I can see it now...The next UFC main event will be....Emanuai Yarborough VS Scott Morris!!!!.....Fuck Yea!!!!!!
Steve- February 3, 2008 at 10:35 pm
Why the hell is Herring fighting Kongo? Can anyone tell me that? Herring is garbage, he always has been and always will be. I hated him in Pride and I hate him in the UFC. His first fight was a joke and he was complaining that his opponent didn't let him up to allow him to throw a bunch of crazy homerun swings with his eyes pointing towards the canvas as usual. Kongo beat Cro-cop and Herring has lost to a who's who list in mma. Dana just likes this because he knows neither of them want to go to the ground in the slightest.
BIG CHRIS- February 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm
The Pitbull would send Kongo back to france with a permanant drool....and he would outwork the Lazy Horse too!!!
Than- February 3, 2008 at 9:56 pm
Wow, way to go Dana.