Andrei Arlovski hits back at critics, says he has no Head TraumaPosted on August 18, 2011, 04:24 AM by Anton Gurevich
"Come on, let's be f*cking serious. I'm already sick of f*cking stupid questions about head injuries and weak chin. It's f*cking bullsh*t and honestly, it pisses me off. Who says? I don't know. I'm feeling great. I'm in good shape and everything's fine. Do I look like a f*cking retired person or something? I don't understand. Next question.
Leo Khrolinsky (Arlovski's manager) was the first one who told me my rule: you have to first check yourself and afterwards you have to keep up to let you continue to fight because he probably first person except my mom and my family who concerned about my health. He basically took me by the hand and walked me to the doctor's office and we did all checks, all scans and everything's fine. I get same question over and over and everything's fine. After my fight with Kharitonov, like everybody, all the information about my health, this and that. Of course I want to fight and don't want to do any other exams but of course I was emotional after that fight. Leo said, "it's up to our friendship. You have to first check your health, check your brain, your head and see what you're gonna do and find out what you're gonna do after." - Arlovski's Press Conference (quotes via BloodyElbow.com)
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski will face Ray Lopez in ProElite's resurrection debut on August 27th, with sights on putting his career back on track after four consecutive losses. Arlovski has 9 losses on his record, 7 via KO/TKO - three of them coming in four of his last fights. In his last fight, "The Pitbull" once again found himself with face down on the canvas, after getting KO'd unconscious by Sergei Kharitonov in the quarter-final of Strikeforce Heavyweight GP.
Arlovski's opponent at ProElite, Ray Lopez, holds a professional Mixed Martial Arts record of 5-2, with only 2 KO/TKO victories. One of those victories came in Lopez's last fight against the now 5-10 Rob Morrow at KOTC - Underground 69 on July 16th.
Further Reading: ProElite 1 full fight card and video preview