Andrei Arlovski Discuss His Return To The UFC
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.29.2014
He also comments on people saying he should retire…
- Andrei Arlovski recently spoke about his UFC return and more. Here are the highlights…
On His UFC Return: "I'm very happy to be back in the UFC. It's a great job, my management team. Thank you, Dana White. I'm already very excited and looking forward to having another debut in the UFC on June 14th. I always knew I was going to come back," Arlovski said. "It was sooner or later. I knew I was going to come back to the UFC soon. "I had some problems a couple of years ago. It wasn't really a good time for me. I had a few losses. It wasn't really smart for me to fight back like a couple of years ago, but I also want to say thank you to all promotions, companies that gave me an opportunity in my career. Right now, I'm just very happy and ready to go. I'm ready to reach all of my goals."
On Being Stubborn: "I'm very stubborn," Arlovski explained. "It doesn't matter how much it's going to cost me, what I have to do, sooner or later, anyway, I'm going to have what I want. Especially if I want something really bad. I put 100 percent of myself into the deal and I'm just very happy."
On People Previously Saying He Should Retire: "After I lost to Kharitonov, some of my trainers said, 'You should retire. Arlovski's done,'" the heavyweight explained. "The most embarrassing thing for me was that people that I trusted, they didn't tell me right to my face. They made some gossip behind my back. And I called Greg Jackson, I said, 'Listen, coach, some people said I should retire, that I'm done. What do you think? You think I should retire?'"
On His Goals in MMA: "I don't need to prove anybody," he said. "I don't need to show anything. Just all I want to do is really good. Of course, I want to be the champion again. Just I'm going to perform for myself, for my family, for my fans."